Ch 29: The United States Government

About This Chapter

Watch online video lessons to learn about the roles and responsibilities of state, local, and federal governments. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of these U.S. government topics.

The United States Government - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Get a refresher on the structure of the federal government and identify the part each branch plays in providing for its citizens and regulating social as well as economic relationships. You can also compare and contrast these responsibilities with some of the duties assigned to state and local governments. By the time you finish watching the video lessons in this chapter, you should be able to identify:

  • Functions of government in the United States
  • Roles of the federal government's executive, legislative and judicial branches
  • Organization of state and local governments

Video Objectives
What Is Government? - Definition, Role, & Functions Discuss the key functions of government in the United States, including the protection of citizens, the regulation of social and economic relationships, the provision of basic services, and defense from foreign aggression.
The 3 Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial Describe the roles of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. Identify sources of their authority.
What Is Local Government? - Definition, Responsibilities, & Challenges Outline the organization and responsibilities of local governments. Identify key challenges they face.
What Is State Government? - Definition, Powers, Responsibilities, & Challenges Examine the organization of state governments. Identify their responsibilities as well as the key challenges they face.

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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