This book covers the basis for government, forms of government, the Constitution, state and local government, federal departments and agencies, and citizenship. Recomended for an 8th or 9th grade course in US government. Its structure and presentation make it a valuable text for high school students and adults who do not have a thorough understanding of our government and its roots. This 7th edition contains updated information and applications to current events. The purpose of this book is to develop effective citizens within the framework of the Christian faith and Christian principles. Includes sound ideas about the foundation of constitutional government and the historical background of US government.