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The Everything American Government Book

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The Everything American Government Book by Nick Ragone
a 36-week schedule to read the book over a full year

Week 1
pg 1-4 The Birth of a Nation
pg 4-7 The Struggle For Independence

Week 2
pg 7-11 A Few Achievements
pg 11-14 The Process Of Ratification

Week 3
pg 14-19 Article I Legislative Branch
pg 19-22 The Last Two Sections Of Article Ii

Week 4
pg 23-26 The Bill Of Rights
pg 26-30 Freedom Of Expression

Week 5
pg 30-33 The Right To Counsel And Jury Trial
pg 35-37 The House Of Representatives

Week 6
pg 37-41 Speaker Of The House
pg 41-45 Joining A Committee

Week 7
pg 45-48 The Senate
pg 48-52 Trial By Senate

Week 8
pg 52-54 What's A Filibuster?
pg 55-60 Inside Congress

Week 9
pg 60-63 Vote Trading
pg 63-65 The Role Of Staff

Week 10
pg 67-71 Making A Law
pg 71-73 Committee Consideration

Week 11
pg 74-78 Scheduling Debate
pg 79-82 The Presidency

Week 12
pg 82-86 Evolution Of The Presidency
pg 86-88 Styles Of Leadership

Week 13
pg 88-92 Presidential Succession
pg 93-97 Powers Of The President

Week 14
pg 97-100 Commander In Chief
pg 100-104 Executive Agreements

Week 15
pg 105-108 The Vice Presidency
pg 108-112 The Modern Vice Presidency

Week 16
pg 112-116 Selecting A Vice President
pg 117-119 Cabinet And Staff

Week 17
pg 119-123 Evolution Of The Cabinet's Role
pg 123-127 Why Are New Departments Created?

Week 18
pg 127-130 White House Staff
pg 131-134 The Rest Of The Federal Bureaucracy

Week 19
pg 134-138 The Bureaucracy's Role In Government
pg 128-140 Nonappropriate Methods

Week 20
pg 141-144 The Federal Judiciary
pg 145-149 The Power Of Judiciary Review

Week 21
pg 149-152 Getting Into Federal Court --
pg 153-155 The Supreme Court

Week 22
pg 157-160 Apointing Justices
pg 160-164 Rendering A Decision

Week 23
pg 165-169 The Federal Budget
pg 169-172 Office Of Management And Budget

Week 24
pg 172-176 Where Does The Money Go?
pg 174-179 Political Parties

Week 25
pg 179-182 Democrats And The Whigs
pg 182-186 The Party Issues

Week 26
pg 186-190 Third Parties Today
pg 191-193 Interest Groups

Week 27
pg 193-197 The Revolutionary Period
pg 197-202 Single-Issue Groups

Week 28
pg 203-205 The Media
pg 205-209 Radio And Television

Week 29
pg 209-212 Serving The Public Trust
pg 212-216 The Function Of Media In Political Campaigns

Week 30
pg 217-220 Presidental Primaries And Elections
pg 220-223 Debates And Straw Polls

Week 31
pg 223-226 Regional Primaries
pg 226-230 Media Coverage

Week 32
pg 231-234 State Government State Government
pg 234-238 Governors Today

Week 33
pg 238-244 State Legislatures
pg 245-247 Local Government

Week 34
pg 247-249 Types Of County Government
pg 249-253 City Government

Week 35
pg 253-256 School Districts
pg 257-260 Getting Involved

Week 36
pg 261-264 Casting A Ballot
pg 264-268 Joining An Interest Group




The Everything American Government Book by Nick Ragone
an 18-week schedule to read the book in half a year

Week 19
pg 1-4 The Birth of a Nation
pg 4-7 The Struggle For Independence
pg 7-11 A Few Achievements
pg 11-14 The Process Of Ratification

Week 20
pg 14-19 Article I Legislative Branch
pg 19-22 The Last Two Sections Of Article Ii
pg 23-26 The Bill Of Rights
pg 26-30 Freedom Of Expression

Week 21
pg 30-33 The Right To Counsel And Jury Trial
pg 35-37 The House Of Representatives
pg 37-41 Speaker Of The House
pg 41-45 Joining A Committee

Week 22
pg 45-48 The Senate
pg 48-52 Trial By Senate
pg 52-54 What's A Filibuster?
pg 55-60 Inside Congress

Week 23
pg 60-63 Vote Trading
pg 63-65 The Role Of Staff
pg 67-71 Making A Law
pg 71-73 Committee Consideration

Week 24
pg 74-78 Scheduling Debate
pg 79-82 The Presidency
pg 82-86 Evolution Of The Presidency
pg 86-88 Styles Of Leadership

Week 25
pg 88-92 Presidential Succession
pg 93-97 Powers Of The President
pg 97-100 Commander In Chief
pg 100-104 Executive Agreements

Week 26
pg 105-108 The Vice Presidency
pg 108-112 The Modern Vice Presidency
pg 112-116 Selecting A Vice President
pg 117-119 Cabinet And Staff

Week 27
pg 119-123 Evolution Of The Cabinet's Role
pg 123-127 Why Are New Departments Created?
pg 127-130 White House Staff
pg 131-134 The Rest Of The Federal Bureaucracy

Week 28
pg 134-138 The Bureaucracy's Role In Government
pg 128-140 Nonappropriate Methods
pg 141-144 The Federal Judiciary
pg 145-149 The Power Of Judiciary Review

Week 29
pg 149-152 Getting Into Federal Court --
pg 153-155 The Supreme Court
pg 157-160 Apointing Justices
pg 160-164 Rendering A Decision

Week 30
pg 165-169 The Federal Budget
pg 169-172 Office Of Management And Budget
pg 172-176 Where Does The Money Go?
pg 174-179 Political Parties

Week 31
pg 179-182 Democrats And The Whigs
pg 182-186 The Party Issues
pg 186-190 Third Parties Today
pg 191-193 Interest Groups

Week 32
pg 193-197 The Revolutionary Period
pg 197-202 Single-Issue Groups
pg 203-205 The Media
pg 205-209 Radio And Television

Week 33
pg 209-212 Serving The Public Trust
pg 212-216 The Function Of Media In Political Campaigns
pg 217-220 Presidental Primaries And Elections
pg 220-223 Debates And Straw Polls

Week 34
pg 223-226 Regional Primaries
pg 226-230 Media Coverage
pg 231-234 State Government State Government
pg 234-238 Governors Today

Week 35
pg 238-244 State Legislatures
pg 245-247 Local Government
pg 247-249 Types Of County Government
pg 249-253 City Government

Week 36
pg 253-256 School Districts
pg 257-260 Getting Involved
pg 261-264 Casting A Ballot
pg 264-268 Joining An Interest Group