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The Levels of United States Government : Local, State, and National. We are going to learn about the duties and responsibilities of the local, state, and national governments. SS.3.2.4 2007

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The Levels of United States Government: Local, State, and National


We are going to learn about the duties and responsibilities of the local, state, and national governments.

SS.3.2.4 2007

Functions of Government : Explain that the United States has different levels of government (local, state and national) and that each has special duties and responsibilities.


Help!

Click on the buttons at the bottom of the page to help you navigate through the lesson!

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Click on the level of government you want to learn about:

National

Local

State

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Local Government

  • The local government is below the state government

  • There are different levels of local government: county, city, and/or town

  • The powers and responsibilities of cities and counties are different in each state.


Duties and Responsibilities

What are the jobs of local governments?

  • Cities take care of:

    • Police departments

    • Fire departments

    • Public transportation

    • Streets

    • Signs

    • Parks

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Taxes

  • Most states have sales tax.

  • Money from sales tax goes to the local government to pay for services.

  • Property tax is what citizens pay if they own a home. This pays for:

    • Schools

    • Roads

    • Emergency services

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Nice Learning!

Click on the White House to learn about another branch or the rocket to skip to the quiz!


National Government

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  • The national government is made up of 3 branches:

    • Executive

    • Legislative

    • Judicial


Who runs the National government?

  • The president is the head of the executive branch.

  • He or She is elected by the citizens of the united states every four years.

  • He or She can then choose people to help run the states.

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Nice Learning!

Click on the White House to learn about another branch or the rocket to skip to the quiz!


State Government

  • Each state has its own constitution that runs the laws that the national government does not.

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What is State Government made up of?

  • State and local governments work together to run schools, police departments, libraries, and parks

  • State governments are divided into 3 different branches just like the national government: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial


State Branches

  • Executive:

    • The governor is the leader of each state government.

  • Legislative:

    • This branch makes the state laws and handles the state money.

  • Judicial:

    • This branch is made up of a supreme court and lower courts.


Nice Learning!

Click on the White House to learn about another branch or the rocket to skip to the quiz!


Quiz!

  • Which branch is in charge of making the laws?

Legislative Branch

B. Executive Branch

C. Judicial Branch


CORRECT!

  • Great Job! Click the play button to continue to the next question!


Quiz!

  • 2. Who is in charge of the executive branch of the national government?

Vice President

B. President

C. Congress


CORRECT!

  • Great Job! Click the play button to continue to the next question!


Quiz!

  • 3. Which of these is not a duty of local governments?

Police Departments

B. Public Transportation

C. Grocery Stores

D. Parks


CORRECT!

  • Great Job! Click the play button to continue to the next question!


Quiz!

  • 4. Tax is…

Money from citizens that pays for services

B. Hard work

C. A funny word

D. A receipt


CORRECT!

  • Great Job! Click the girl to end the lesson!


Oh no! That was not the correct answer, try again!

  • Click on the eagle to go back to the last question!


Finished!

  • CONGRATULATIONS! You have learned about local, state, and national governments! Click on the seal to watch a video to learn more about the 3 branches of the government!

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Sources

  • http://clipart.mrdonn.org/government.htmlhttp://

  • http://www.ducksters.com/history/us_state_and_local_governments.php

  • http://www.schooltube.com/video/4f1391c53f3293235d07/


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