Stephen Sheerin was born to play on Broadway - or at least, under it. He's a musician, a conductor, and his dream is to music-direct a big Broadway musical. After years of toiling in the pit of some of the best-loved (and loathed) hits on the Great White Way, he's just been given his big break. Can life really be going that well? Of course not.
"A *must-have* for any fan of Broadway or humor!"
The president and his cabinet are responsible for enforcing the laws of the nation, making foreign policy, and working with Congress in creating legislation. Through this title, young readers will understand the scope of the president's power and duties as the real and symbolic face of the nation.
Congress is the lawmaking body of the federal government, but does anybody really know how it functions? This audiobook enables kids to understand the roles of the House of Representatives and the Senate and how they work together. The book traces Congress's storied past and present and is a perfect high/low book to interest students in American government.
The Supreme Court is the most powerful branch of the government because it determines the constitutionality of laws. Its decisions have major consequences on the political, social, and judicial landscape of the nation. This audiobook clearly explains how the federal and state judiciary systems function and how the appeals process works in determining which cases do end up being decided by the Court.
The right to vote is essential to any democracy. People have fought and died for that right. This book discusses why it is important to vote and how the electoral process works, from the nomination of candidates to primary elections to national elections. It also explains how the electoral college chooses the president. Students will gain valuable insight into civics through this book.
The Constitution established the law of the land in 1789. A response to the inadequacies of the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution provided the framework for our government and judicial system. This new audiobook explores the framer's goals and intents in the drafting of the document, as well as the debates, and examines at how and why our nation still lives by its principles.
The Bill of Rights established the fundamental principles the nation was founded on including freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and a speedy public trial by jury. Students will learn the origins of these original 10 important amendments to the Constitution and their impact on American law and politics.