Structure and Functions of State, Local, and Tribal Governments
Structure and Function of Governments in the United States of America
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Describe and evaluate referendums, initiatives, and recall as mechanisms used to influence state and local government. Use a case study to examine the impact of one such listed mechanism.
Analyze sovereignty of tribal governments in interactions with U.S. governments, including treaty formation, implementation, and enforcement between federal, state, and local governments and tribal governments.
Describe limits the U.S. Constitution places on powers of the states and on the federal government’s power over the states.
Evaluate the major sources of revenue and expenditures for state, local, and tribal governments.
Describe how state, local, and tribal governments are organized, their major responsibilities, and how they affect the lives of people residing in their jurisdiction(s).