Why do we need government


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what is government
a ruling authority over citizens, creates rules, laws, saftey
Functions of government
keep order, provide security, provide public services, guide the community
how does the government keep order
police, passes and establishes laws, prison/court
how does the government provide security
military, police
how does the government provide public services
school, library, state and national parks, waters
how does the government guide the community
economy, stock market, trade, international relations
define republic
vote on representatives
define representative democracy
one person represents other people
define direct democracy
people all go to the government
US is what type of democracy
representative democracy
define federalism
division of power between local, state and federal government (national government)
Ex of federal government
United States, Washington D.C
Ex of state government
North Carolina, Raleigh
Ex of local government