This Civics course is intended to give the student a thorough introduction to civic life, politics and the government. Book 1 begins by introducing the importance and necessity of governments and the historical basis for America's independence and system of rule. Looking at the reasons for revolution, foundations of Greek, Roman and other classical systems of government and finally the debate that took place as the Founding Fathers decided how America was to be run. Engaging text and questions, full color photos and quotes make this text a fascinating read. 126 pages, softcover with glossary.