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Author Meersman, Erika, author.

Title Majority rule vs. individual rights / Erika Meersman.

Publication Info. New York : PowerKids Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 321.8 MEE    Available
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Description 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
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Series Spotlight on civic action
Spotlight on civic action.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What's a majority? -- Majority rule -- Majority rule in the United States -- Too powerful -- What are individual rights? -- Protecting your individual rights -- The judicial system -- The Scopes trial of 1925 -- Roe v. Wade -- Majority and minority whips -- America: A majority minority -- Gerrymandering -- What's your experience? -- Glossary -- Index -- Primary source list -- Websites.
Summary The U.S. government is commonly characterized as being comprised of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. These two parties have differing views of how the government should be run, therefore creating a divide in legislative processes. Majority rule refers to a democracy being governed by decisions upon which a greater portion of people has agreed. However, U.S. citizens have basic and inalienable rights that can't be violated by the government. This book explores these basic and inalienable rights in relation to majority rule, and provides insight to how these concepts are laid out in the U.S. Constitution.
Subject Majorities -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Political rights -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Politics and government -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights -- United States.
Political rights -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government.
Added Title Majority rule versus individual rights
ISBN 9781508163947 (library bound)
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