SS.7.C.2.3 Experience the responsibilities of citizens at the local, state, or federal levels.
SS.7.C.2.12 Develop a plan to resolve a state or local problem by researching public policy alternatives, identifying appropriate government agencies to address the issue, and determining a course of action. SS.7.C.3.4 Identify the relationship and division of powers between the federal government and state governments. (See Legislative Branch Content Review for more information) SS.7.C.3.13 Compare the constitutions of the United States and Florida. SS.7.C.3.14 Differentiate between local, state, and federal governments' obligations and services.
Passing law in Florida similar to Congress/no “pocket veto” in Florida
Government of 3 branches:
President and Vice President
Appointed Cabinet (not in Constitution)
Federal Courts: 3 levels
Similarities between Florida and U.S. Constitutions
Both have a preamble, articles and amendments.
Both view the people as the ultimate source of all governmental power.
The Florida Constitution includes the Florida Declaration of Rights, which echoes the U.S. Bill of Rights.
Both documents outline similar governmental structures: legislatures with a Senate and a House, executive branches led by a chief executive and court systems with trial courts, appellate courts, and a supreme court.
Federal government meets national needs, such as defense & foreign policy.
State governments meet statewide needs, such as educational requirements.