Students will examine the structure of their local government and its relationship to state government. Students will be able to identify the elected leaders of their community.
There are different levels of government within the United States and New York State. The purpose of government is to protect the rights of citizens and to promote the common good. The government of New York State establishes rights, freedoms, and responsibilities for its citizens.
Government in New York State is organized into counties, cities, towns, and villages.