Florida State and Local Government

Use this section to explore resources about the lawmaking process at the local and state levels of government, how federalism works, understand how the U.S. Constitution and Florida Constitution are similar and different, and the services that government provides its citizens. Click on the links to each of the module pages below to explore that module's content.

Structure, Powers, and Processes of State and Local Government

Let's Learn About The Structure, Powers and Processes of the Federal Government

SS.7.C.3.8: Analyze the structure, functions, and processes of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

SS.7.C.3.9: Illustrate the lawmaking process at the state and local level.

Federalism

Let's Learn About Federalism

SS.7.C.3.4: Identify the relationship and division of powers between the federal government and state governments.

Comparing Constitutions

Let's Learn About Comparing Constitutions

SS.7.C.3.13: Compare the constitutions of the United States and Florida.

State and Local Government Obligations and Services

Let's Learn About The State and Local Governments' Obligations & Services

SS.7.C.3.14: Differentiate between local, state, and federal governments’ obligations and services.

Teachers, We Need Your Help! The Governor recently vetoed funding for the Lou Frey Institute, the parent organization for the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship, Civics360 and the Partnership for Civic Learning.
Donate