Checks and Balances
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|
|Series||U.S. Government: Need to Know|
|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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