Name___________________ May 7, 2012
Today, you will begin your last project in 8th grade Social Studies. Civics/Government is one of the first courses that you will take next year in 9th grade. You will apply what you have learned about our government this year. You will have 10 school days to complete this project. There will be separate due dates for the following parts of your project: Part 1 (your written report) will be due Wednesday, May 16, 2012 and Part 2 (your visual summary) will be due on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
Do you remember?
The United States of America has three main levels of government: federal or national, state, and local. Citizens receive services from each of the three levels. Citizens obey the laws at each level of government and pay the taxes imposed by each level. Each level of government has the power to make laws. If there is a disagreement between the laws at different levels, the laws of the national government prev...