Every state has a capital city. The
capital city is where the leaders of the state government usually
work. They often work in the capitol building. The citizens of
the state elect, or vote for, its state government leaders.
Each state has a governor. The governor is the person who is
the leader of the state. The governor must cooperate with other
state government leaders to help the state run smoothly. State
government leaders must listen to what the citizens in their state have to
Just like the local or city government
provides services to its community, the state government provides services
to people who live in the state. State taxes are money collected to
pay for many of these services. The state government provides people
with a driver's license when they are old enough to drive. The state
government builds and maintains state highways. It
also provides a state court system. State parks are also provided
and maintained by the state government.
Communities all around the state must
follow the rules and laws of the state government. What is your
state's capital city? Have you visited the capitol building in your
Use the above information to complete the
1. Every state has a
2. The leaders of the
government work in the capital city.
3. The citizens elect, or
for, its state government leaders.
is the leader of a state.
5. State government leaders must
to what the citizens have to say.
6. The state government provides
to the people who live in the state.
pay for many state services.
government provides people with a driver's license.
9. The state government
maintains state highways.
all around the state must follow the rules and laws of the state
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