DIs For Democracy

D is for Democracy is a social studies book. The book is written by Kristin Cashore. It was published by Pearson Education. This book talks about The Constitution, the three branches of government, The Bill of Rights, Amendments, and Checks and Balances.

In May of 1787, leaders from all over America met up in Philadelphia to create government. This meeting is called the Constitutional Convention. It took four months for the leaders to agree on laws and government, with their ideas they made The Constitiution. In the first part of The Constitiution basicly says why it was written. Then The Constitution talks about islathe three branches of government. The Constitution is the back bone of the U.S. government.

The legislative branch is also well known as Congress. In Congress they're one-hundred senators, two per state, the number of representatives matters on the population(the more people, the more representatives). Even though the Senate and The House of Representatives are both part of Congress they don't debate or vote together. Congress makes new laws by the law starting out as a bill, if both the Senate and The House of Representatives agree on the law then it is sent to the President. Congress also raises money for the government and makes courts.

The exective branch is made up of the President, the Vice President and people who help the President. The President must be 35 years old or older, born in the United States, and can only be elected twice for a term of four years. The President and his family live in the White House. The President can sign and veto laws, he commands the armed forces, is the peace keeper with other countries, and chooses important people in government.

The judicial branch includes the Supreme Court and federal courts. The judges of court are hired by the President and the senate. The judges of the Supreme Court are called justices, judges can stay judges for the rest of their lives. They're nine justices of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court's decision is all ways final.