Why do you think state and local governments have a major role in providing important services? Why doesn't the federal government take on more of this role?

asked by johnny
  1. It's generally believed that local government knows the needs of its people better than the federal government.

    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. Oh my !

    First check Constitution Amendment 10.
    Powers not delegated to the US gov. by the Constitution are reserved to the states or to the people (look up exact wording).
    Local governments do not exist in the Constitution but States reserve powers for them.
    We are a UNION of States, not an all powerful central government.

    Now also think about practical problems. Would you want the government in Washington determining where your next school goes or which road to repair next?

    posted by Damon
  3. thank you for your help Damon

    posted by johnny
  4. You are welcome.

    posted by Damon
  5. civics unit 8 lesson 10 state and local governments unit test

    1 D
    2 A
    3 D
    4 B
    5 C
    6 A
    7 D
    8 B
    9 A
    10 D
    11 B
    12 C
    13 C
    14 C
    15 B
    16 D
    last 3 questions are easy open-answer ones.

    posted by some dude
  6. some dude is right ^^^^^^^
    i got a 100%

    posted by boi

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