Primary Discussion Response is due by Friday (11:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Tuesday (11:59pm Central).

Primary Discussion Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. In developing your post, you will want to reference course material such as material from the Unit Lib Guide and the Live Chat. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

The goal of this assignment is to consider how state and local governments compare to the federal government. 

Assignment: Americans’ interaction with government actually happens most often at the state and local level. Meaning that the structures and powers of these more local governments have a greater impact on our daily lives. In your post, you will compare the structures and powers of the state government to the structures and powers of the federal government. How are state governments similar to the federal government and how are they different? You will need to use specific examples in your comparison. Then identify one way in which state government impacts your daily life. Be sure to use specific examples to describe this impact fully. 

Peer Responses: 
Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with a reply of at least 100 words about their primary task response. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions: 


  • What did you learn from your classmate's posting?  
  • What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?  
  • What clarification do you need regarding the posting?  
  • What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates' postings? 

For assistance with your assignment, please use all course materials (LibGuides, Learning Materials, and Live Chats).

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Date Due: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019


Systems of Government

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