FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT
In order to ensure that a country is well governed, the government exercises its authority over its people by implementing laws, which people must follow and obey. The government has different functions, which include preserving order, maintaining a national defense, providing public goods, public services, collect taxes, and socializing the young.
The primary responsibility of the federal government is the protection of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the United States and freedom of American citizens. Maintaining a strong national defense pr...