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Causes of the Civil War

Subjects: Slavery--United States--History--Juvenile literatureYOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • Abstract: The institution of slavery shaped the economic, social, and political history of the United States. Tensions between supporters and opponents of slavery simmered for decades ...

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The Slave Trade in Colonial America

Subjects: Slave trade--New England--History--17th century--Juvenile literature; Slave trade--Juvenile literature; Slaves--Juvenile literatureYOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods

  • Abstract: Slavery was introduced to North America in the sixteenth century, as Spanish and Portuguese settlers relied on slave labor to extract the resources of Cuba, ...

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When You’re Ready: Coming Out

Subjects: Coming out (Sexual orientation)--Juvenile literature; Sexual minorities--Juvenile literatureYOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / LGBTQ+

  • Abstract: “Coming out.” The phrase alone may arouse feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, pride, doubt, or excitement. When You're Ready: Coming Out explains why the process is ...

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The Supreme Court

Subjects: Justice, Administration of--United States--Juvenile literatureYOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government; YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Law & Crime

  • Abstract: The Supreme Court is the highest-level judicial body in the United States. Its nine justices are called upon to decide cases that can have tremendous ...

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The Presidency

Subjects: Presidents--United States--Juvenile literatureYOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government; YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.)

  • Abstract: Few public offices are as storied as the U.S. presidency. From its inception in the 18th century and the first president, George Washington, through ...

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The House of Representatives

Subjects: YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government; YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / General

  • Abstract: “Here, sir, the people govern.” So the Founding Father Alexander Hamilton characterized the House of Representatives, known to many as the “People's House.” House members ...

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The Democratic Party

Subjects: YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government

  • Abstract: From its founding during the presidency of Andrew Jackson to the bitter divisions between northern and southern Democrats over the question of slavery and the ...

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Impeachment

Subjects: Impeachments--United States--Juvenile literatureYOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government

  • Abstract: When America's Founding Fathers were setting up the new government, they wanted to ensure their leaders would be held accountable. For that reason, they established ...

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How Laws Are Passed

Subjects: Parliamentary practice--United StatesYOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government

  • Abstract: Laws and regulations affect nearly every aspect of our daily lives: the food we buy, the homes and apartments we live in, the roads we ...

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How the President Is Elected

Subjects: Presidents--United States--Election--Juvenile literatureYOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government

  • Abstract: In today's media-driven world, every presidential election is preceded by months—and sometimes years—of campaigning. Candidates must use television, social media, and good old-fashioned ...

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