Ch 7: State & Local Governments

About This Chapter

These simple and effective lessons help you review topics related to state and local governments. Study the relationships between these government types and understand their similarities and differences.

State & Local Governments - Chapter Summary

Refer to this collection of lessons to review topics related to state and local governments in the United States. The chapter can help you fully understand the differences between state and local governments and recognize their responsibilities, powers and fiscal relationships. You'll study the famous McCulloch v. Maryland case and take a look at federal controls on state governments. After watching/reading the lessons in this chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Identify the powers, responsibilities and challenges of state and local governments
  • Recognize federal court rulings and mandates on state governments
  • Understand fiscal relationships in different levels of government
  • Summarize and assess the significance of the McCulloch v. Maryland case

The short and straightforward lessons in this chapter are generally less than ten minutes in length, which helps you quickly review important definitions and concepts related to state and local government. We've included self-assessment quizzes you can use to make sure you fully understand the chapter material, and you can print out lesson transcripts to supplement your study. It's easy to jump to specific topics through our interactive video timelines and you can read/watch any lesson as many times as needed. You can study the chapter material on your own schedule and access these lessons using virtually any desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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