Every child has received an immunization shot, and many may have had illnesses like chicken pox, but do they know who is in charge of making sure Americans are healthy and have access to healthcare? This kid-friendly book explains the role of the secretary of health and human services. It also provides the reader with a history of the department, and an overview of the many important programs and services this governmental department offers to Americans.
Through age-appropriate text and engaging photos, students will learn what the secretary of education does and they will learn how the department grew into what it is today. From important legislation to programs that help to ensure that every American has access to an education, this volume explains it all.
The tragic events of September 11, 2001, were the impetus for the formation of the Department of Homeland Security and the addition of secretary of homeland security to the president's cabinet. Students will learn what makes this department distinct from the Defense Department. They will also gain an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of the secretary of homeland security as they read this compelling volume full of color photos of the secretary and the department in action.
Students will read about the first Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and the challenges of financing a new nation, and will learn about the purpose of income tax and how the secretary of the treasury dealt with the Great Depression. This is an interesting volume that will provide the reader with a good foundation of information about the duties and responsibilities of the secretary of the treasury.
Expecting a secret bundle of joy! With one last look in the mirror, Kit Mercer prepares to face her boss—surely he can't wait to sweep her into his arms again and declare his love? Actually, what Alex Hallam does is tell her their fling can't continue. He knows it's the right thing to do—after his ex-wife's lies, is he really ready for a relationship with sweet, lovely Kit? Until Kit reveals she's pregnant! Swapping the boardroom and working lunches for the baby clinic and wake-up feeds, they'll get more than they bargained for…. Maybe even swapping their business contract for a marriage certificate!
Since its creation by the National Security Act of 1947 the office of secretary of defense has grown rapidly in power and influence, surpassing at times that of the secretary of state to become second only to the presidency in the government of the United States. The pivotal secretaries, according to Kinnard, are James Forrestal, Charles Wilson, Robert McNamara, Melvin Laird, and James Schlesinger. Kinnard analyzes the administration of each of these secretaries not only within the domestic and international contexts of his time but also within the bureaucratic world in which the secretary functions along with the president and secretary of state.