Why does the government have branches? Are there refreshments at a political party? Where does the vice president sit when he goes to the Senate? Read Kids' Guide: National Government and find the answers to these questions and more. As you go on this guided tour through national government, you'll learn about who can run for public office and how they are elected. Find out how the U.S. Constitution was designed to protect the rights of the people. Learn why the president is sometimes called the commander in chief. The books in the Kids' Guide to Government series offer an overview of the government in action.