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SS Chapter 2

What are the 3 levels of government Local, state and national
Local government is The government of the town you live in, the mayor is in charge
State government is The government set up by the people of the state, governor is in charge
National government is The government of the entire country, they meet in Washington DC, the president is in charge
Why is the constitution important It is a plan for governing our country, it describes how our government works
What is the bill of rights It contains the amendments which guarantees such freedoms as speech, religion and press
What are the 3 branches of government Legislative, executive and judicial
What does the legislative branch do It makes the laws, is made up of the house and senate and meets in the Capitol building
What does the executive branch do It enforces the laws, the president is the head and is in charge of the armed forces
What does the judicial branch do It interprets the laws, the 9 judges meet in the Supreme Court building and justices are appointed for life
Created by: tommymckenna