State Government: Organization, Responsibilities & Federal Controls


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What is the basis of a federalist nation?

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1. On what are state governments modeled?

2. Who is the leader of the executive branch of a state government?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The 50 states represent a vast area with populations who have diverse economic, social, and political interests which are managed by individual governments. To better understand state government and its relationship with federal government, take the quiz and read the accompanying lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of this assessment on state government, you'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The basis of the authority of state government
  • The definition of federalism
  • The structure of state governments
  • The federal government's leverage over states
  • The executive branch of state government

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an overview on state government and understand the key concepts
  • Information recall - access the facts you've learned about the structure and authority of state government
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain the relationship between state and federal government

Additional Learning

To learn more about this regional level of government, read the lesson, State Governments: Organization, Responsibilities & Federal Controls. The lesson will help you with the following goals:

  • Understand the role of state government
  • Cite historical examples of state laws that differed from federal law
  • Explain why states governments were invested with significant power and authority
  • Describe the general structure of state government