The Voice of the People: American Democracy in Action
Betsy Maestro, Giulio Maestro
(HarperTrophy, Sept. 24, 1998)
For more than two hundred years, Americans have gathered every November to vote. The country has grown and changed during that time, and so has our Constitution, but the basic system of "government of the people, by the people, and for the people" remains the same. How do our leaders, from local mayors on up to Presidents and Supreme Court Justices, go about getting their jobs, and just what are their jobs? Learn what every good citizen needs to know about American democracy in action.