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Iowa and the Nation

By George Chandler, Author of Practical Civics and Civics for the State of Washington


John L. Cherny, State Inspector of Schools, Department of Public Instruction Des Moines



Transcribed by Elaine Rathmann




Editors Preface


In assuming the joint authorship of Iowa and the Nation the writer feels that a sane and practical text in civics ought to give due emphasis to government as a living organism. Citizenship demands a knowledge of the principles of government. Many changes are made from time to time in the form and structure of our governments; consequently, young people must not only acquire patriotic impulses and high ideals of citizenship, but in a government “by the people” they must have an intimate knowledge of the machinery and structure of the government under which they live, in order to make the changes with intelligence…



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