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SS.7.C.3.14 - Government Obligations & Services

Reporting Category 1: Origins and Purposes of Law and Government

Reporting Category 1: General

Enlightenment Ideas: SS.7.C.1.1

Impact of Key Documents: SS.7.C.1.2

English Policies: SS.7.C.1.3

Declaration of Independence: SS.7.C.1.4

Articles of Confederation: SS.7.C.1.5

Preamble of the Constitution: SS.7.C.1.6

Separation of Powers and Checks & Balances: SS.7.C.1.7

Federalists and Anti-Federalists: SS.7.C.1.8

Rule of Law: SS.7.C.1.9

Sources & Types of Laws: SS.7.C.3.10

Reporting Category 2: Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities of Citizens

Reporting Category 2: General

Citizenship: SS.7.C.2.1

Obligations of Citizens: SS.7.C.2.2

Bill of Rights & Other Amendments: SS.7.C.2.4

Constitutional Safeguards & Limits: SS.7.C.2.5

Constitutional Rights: SS.7.C.3.6

13th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 24th, & 26th Amendments: SS.7.C.3.7

Landmark Supreme Court Cases: SS.7.C.3.12

Reporting Category 3: Government Policies and Political Processes

Reporting Category 3: General

Political Parties: SS.7.C.2.8

Qualifications for Political Office: SS.7.C.2.9

Monitoring & Influencing Government: SS.7.C.2.10

Media & Political Communications: SS.7.C.2.11

Public Policy: SS.7.C.2.12

Multiple Perspectives: SS.7.C.2.13

U.S. Domestic & Foreign Policy: SS.7.C.4.1

Participation in International Organizations: SS.7.C.4.2

U.S. & International Conflicts: SS.7.C.4.3

Reporting Category 4: Organization and Function of Government

Reporting Category 4: General

Forms of Government: SS.7.C.3.1

Systems of Government: SS.7.C.3.2

Three Branches of Government: SS.7.C.3.3

Federalism: SS.7.C.3.4

Amendment Process: SS.7.C.3.5

Structure, Function, & Processes of Government: SS.7.C.3.8

Court System: SS.7.C.3.11

United States & Florida Constitutions: SS.7.C.3.13

Government Obligations & Services: SS.7.C.3.14

What You Need to Know:

Student Review Reading for SS.7.C.3.14

Differentiate between local, state, and federal governments' obligations and services.


Benchmark Clarifications:

  • Students will evaluate scenarios in order to determine which level of government provides specific services. Read more!

  • Students will classify government services according to level of government in order to evaluate the role that each plays in their lives. Read more!

  • Students will compare the obligations/powers of governments at each level. Read more!

  • Students will compare the reserved, concurrent and expressed/enumerated powers of government. Read more!

Example One (Low Complexity)

Which level of government regulates drivers' licenses?

A. county

B. federal

C. municipal

D. state


Example Two (Moderate Complexity)

The Venn diagram below shows some services provided by state and local governments.

C314 Moderate

Which service completes the Venn diagram?

A. regulating taxicabs

B. creating a police force

C. regulating savings banks

D. issuing driver licenses


Example Three (High Complexity)

The statement below is from a document.

C314 High

What conclusion can be drawn from the statement?

A. It is illegal to suspend trash collection.

B. It is illegal to suspend police services.

C. It is illegal to suspend mail delivery.

D. It is illegal to suspend fire services.


C.3.14 - Vocabulary


Discovery Education


  • Culture Clips: Local Government (total length 2:18) from Crossroads Café: The People's Choice
  • Florida Government (total length 1:10, stop at 0:32) Audio File
  • State Government (total length 4:01) from TLC Elementary School: Separation of Powers
  • State Government (total length 3:49) from This is Our Government

Civics on Demand

Additional Resources

Textbook Review


Chapter 3, Section 1 - p. 86-91

Chapter 8 - p. 202-220

Chapter 9 - p. 228-242

Chapter 14, Section 1 - p. 338-342