Ch 17: Overview of Government Systems

About This Chapter

Watch the video lessons contained in this chapter to learn about different types of government systems. The lessons will go over the definitions of each type of government, their responsibilities and related issues.

Overview of Government Systems - Chapter Summary

If you are interested in learning about different government systems found in the United States, you can watch each of this chapter's video lessons for comprehensive overviews of the subject. Our lesson instructors will provide in-depth accounts of these types of government and related issues.

The chapter will begin with a discussion of the general definition and purpose of government, and how it can vary between societies. Then, you will learn about specific government types in the United States, as well as their individual powers, responsibilities and challenges. The topics you will learn about are:

  • The definition, purpose and types of government
  • The definition, powers and benefits of a federal government
  • The powers, responsibilities and challenges of a state government
  • The definition, powers and challenges of a local government

The video tags included in each lesson will help you locate and jump to the most important points in each video. The chapter also offers transcripts of each lesson, which you can print out and review at a later time if you desire extra study time. Finally, you can answer the questions contained in the lesson quizzes and final chapter exam to ensure that you have accurately understood the main points taught in the chapter.

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