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Checks and Balances

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The United States government is strong. But no single person has all that power. What do you know about checks and balances? Discover the roles of the three branches of government, how their power is divided, and the systems that stop any one part of government from getting too strong. Dyslexic-friendly font and design in this curricular hi-lo series makes social studies approachable for all!

Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF043000, JNF025170
Genre High-Interest, Nonfiction
Copyright 2022
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series U.S. Government: Need to Know
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
ISBN 9781636915975, 9781636916118, 9781636917085
Title Format Reinforced book, Unlimited Access eBook, Savings Bundle
Lexile Reading Level 640
Author Karen Latchana Kenney

Booklist Advance Review of Checks and Balances

This basic civics book presents a defining element of the U.S. federal government’s structure: the balance of power through checks and balances. Giving a nod to ancient Rome’s tripartite government as a model for the Founders, Kenney explains that they created the executive, the legislative, and the judicial branches in order to prevent any one part (or person) from ruling unchecked by the others.

The text explains how a decision by each branch of government can be overturned by one of the other two. The book’s layout typically includes the main text and a related information box on the left-hand page, facing a well-chosen color photo on the right. A pertinent introductory volume from the U.S. Government: Need to Know series (6 titles).

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