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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





This book has been written to answer a demand for a single text on state and national government. The increasing interest shown in the study of civil government is proof that the people are thinking and studying about governmental affairs as never before.


The statement of fact in some parts of the book are necessarily brief. To supplement the work in the study of Iowa government, constant reference should be made to the code, and also to the session laws of the general assembly. Many valuable public documents, for use in supplementary work, maybe had, free of charge, by applying to the officers who have the care of the work upon which the information is desired.


A knowledge of the fact of civil government will not in itself result in good citizenship. If, as is so often stated, the primary object of the public schools is to train for citizenship, the work is but poorly done that does not have for its foundation the formation of right habits of thought and action, and the development of noble manhood and womanhood.


~~George Chandler



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