Terms in this set (48)
What are the 3 types of government?
City, state, and national
The City government is run by who?
The Lake Charles Mayor is ____
The State government is run by who?
Louisiana's governor is ____
The National government is run by who ?
The president of the United States is ____
Services provided by City government include.
Traffic signs, police and fire protection, garbage collection, sewers, water
Services provided by State government included?
Drivers license, state highway, state parks, library's
The people and laws that run a place such as a country, state, or city
Are made by people or groups and the members are expected to follow them
Are made by the government and everyone must obey them
Someone who hopes to be elected for a job
A list of all the choices in election
The leader of a states government
Something that belongs to all citizens
What is an example of public property?
Parks, Roads, streets, and libraries
Something that belongs to one person or small group of people
What is an example of private property?
Houses, cars, and bicycles
A group of people who decide if a person accused of a crime is guilty or not guilty
Why does each state need its own government?
Because it has its own problems that needs to be solved
How is a governors job and a mayors job alike?
They both suggest laws, lead citizens, and meet with other leaders
What do state lawmakers do?
They write state laws
________ Help protect private property and decide whether state laws are fair
Somethings are done by both state government and local government's. Four things that are done by both are: make laws, collect taxes and ____ and _____
Provide services and buy property that the public will own
What are three things that are done only by the state government?
Provide drivers license, build State Highway's, and take care of state parks
What are two things that are only done community or local government?
Provide fire protection and provide garbage collection
How many branches of state government are there?
List the three branches of state government
Judicial executive and legislative
The judicial branch of state government is the what?
What does the judicial branch of state government do?
They decide if the laws are fair.
Where is the Supreme Court of Louisiana located?
In New Orleans
The executive branch of state government is headed by who?
What does the executive branch of government do?
Sign laws, make laws, and lead citizens
What is the legislative branch of government?
The Senate and House of Representatives
What does the legislative branch of government do?
They make laws
How does the legislative branch of government get in office?
They are elected by citizens
What are the three branches of the US government?
The president, the Congress, and the Supreme Court
What does Congress do?
Make new laws
Congress has two parts what are they?
The House of Representatives and the Senate
What is the highest court in the United States.
The Supreme Court
How many judges are on the supreme court?
What are the judges on the Supreme Court called?
The leader of the Supreme Court is called what?
Justices are chosen by who?
After the justices are approved by the president they have to be approved by whom?
How long do justices serve on the Supreme Court?
For life or until they decide to retire
What does the Supreme Court do?
Decides if laws are fair or unfair