Citizenship Worksheet 5 - Local and State Government

The Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution delegates rights that have not been defined by the federal government to the states. But what are the responsibilities of state governments? What about county and city governments? Social studies students learn more about these distinctions with a reading passage and ten comprehension questions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Copy and paste the comprehension questions onto a separate document, or project it onto the board for a collaborative discussion
  • Use when discussing the organization and responsibilities of state and local government
Classroom Considerations


  • Extension questions apply the concepts to learners' everyday lives

  • None