Finer grained standards that are part of this one
Government protects the rights and property of individuals.
Government exists at the local (community), state (Virginia), and national (United States) levels.
What is government?
What are the basic purposes of government?
Why is government necessary?
Terms to know
The purpose of rules and laws is to keep people safe and maintain order.
The purpose of government is to make laws, carry out laws, and decide if laws have been broken.
Governments are necessary because they develop the laws and protect the rights and property of individuals.
Compare and contrast differing sets of ideas, values, personalities, behaviors, and institutions.