Paying Taxes

Author: Sarah De Capua
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780516273679
Size: 17.74 MB
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Paying Taxes from the Author: Sarah De Capua. Discusses what taxes are, why we pay taxes, and how the government spends taxes.

Knowing Your Civil Rights

Author: Christin Ditchfield
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780516279107
Size: 47.11 MB
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Knowing Your Civil Rights from the Author: Christin Ditchfield. Explains the history and importance of civil rights.

Read My Lips

Author: Vanessa S. Williamson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400885019
Size: 61.13 MB
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Read My Lips from the Author: Vanessa S. Williamson. A surprising and revealing look at what Americans really believe about taxes Conventional wisdom holds that Americans hate taxes. But the conventional wisdom is wrong. Bringing together national survey data with in-depth interviews, Read My Lips presents a surprising picture of tax attitudes in the United States. Vanessa Williamson demonstrates that Americans view taxpaying as a civic responsibility and a moral obligation. But they worry that others are shirking their duties, in part because the experience of taxpaying misleads Americans about who pays taxes and how much. Perceived "loopholes" convince many income tax filers that a flat tax might actually raise taxes on the rich, and the relative invisibility of the sales and payroll taxes encourages many to underestimate the sizable tax contributions made by poor and working people. Americans see being a taxpayer as a role worthy of pride and respect, a sign that one is a contributing member of the community and the nation. For this reason, the belief that many Americans are not paying their share is deeply corrosive to the social fabric. The widespread misperception that immigrants, the poor, and working-class families pay little or no taxes substantially reduces public support for progressive spending programs and undercuts the political standing of low-income people. At the same time, the belief that the wealthy pay less than their share diminishes confidence that the political process represents most people. Upending the idea of Americans as knee-jerk opponents of taxes, Read My Lips examines American taxpaying as an act of political faith. Ironically, the depth of the American civic commitment to taxpaying makes the failures of the tax system, perceived and real, especially potent frustrations.


Author: National Civic Federation. Taxation Department
Size: 37.54 MB
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Bulletin from the Author: National Civic Federation. Taxation Department.

Freedom Of Speech

Author: Christin Ditchfield
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9781417620500
Size: 61.96 MB
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Freedom Of Speech from the Author: Christin Ditchfield. Describes what freedom of speech is, how and why it is guaranteed in the United States, how it is expressed, what its limits are, what censorship is, and what some of the surrounding debates are.

Bowling Alone

Author: Robert D. Putnam
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743203046
Size: 17.96 MB
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Bowling Alone from the Author: Robert D. Putnam. Shows how changes in work, family structure, women's roles, and other factors have caused people to become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and democratic structures--and how they may reconnect.

Carbon Footprint Big Book

Author: George Graybill
Publisher: Classroom Complete Press
ISBN: 1553199340
Size: 59.22 MB
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Carbon Footprint Big Book from the Author: George Graybill. Students will learn how they can improve the planet by identifying their carbon footprint. In our resource, students will learn about how they can help slow the rate at which our planet is changing by becoming a part of the worldwide effort to reduce the planet’s carbon footprint. Students will learn about their own, their school’s, and finally their community’s carbon footprint, by determining the causes of climate change through carbon dioxide that is released by human activities. Students will then be able to calculate the extent to which changes in their lifestyles can reduce their footprint. They can then extend this base of understanding to similar changes in their school and their community. Complete with a carbon footprint calculator that will allow students to pinpoint where they release the most carbon dioxide and how they can reduce it. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Ideal for test prep.

Ventures All Levels Civics Worksheets

Author: Gretchen Bitterlin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521135036
Size: 22.95 MB
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Ventures All Levels Civics Worksheets from the Author: Gretchen Bitterlin. Ventures is a six-level, standards-based ESL series for adult-education ESL. Ventures Civics offers reproducible civics worksheets for use alongside the Ventures series. Designed to cover the EL/Civics objectives, this supplement also includes teaching tips and an arcade for preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Exam.