Levels of Government









Government Part 2
Levels of Government


v In the United States, there are three levels of government
v Each community has its own government called the local government. Then there are state governments. Finally, there is a federal or national government for the whole country.

Each level of government has many responsibilities. Below are a few examples.

Local: Person in charge: Mayor Slidell’s mayor: Ben Morris

1. Make sure public libraries have books
2. Buy school buses and fire trucks
3. Garbage pick-up
4. Lights in neighborhoods


State: Person in charge: Governor Louisiana’s governor: Bobby Jindal

1. State highways
2. State parks
3. Driving laws


Federal/National: Federal/National: Person in charge: President United States President: Barack Obama
1. Air travel
2. Military
3. US Mail


v A tax is money that a government collects from its citizens.

v Paying taxes is a responsibility shared by all citizens.

FLOW MAP ACTIVITY
USE THE FOLLOWING PICTURES TO CUT AND PASTE ONTO YOUR TREE MAP. MAKE SURE YOU LIST THE PERSON’S NAME, JOB TITLE, AND WHAT THEIR LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT IS RESPONISBLE FOR. (Use your study guide to help you.)
PRESIDENT, Barack Obama
GOVERNOR, Bobby Jindal
MAYOR, Ben Morris