The American people have found it necessary to set up three kinds of government:
I. A national government, which manages such things as
1. Issuing money and establishing national banks.II. A state government in each of the 48 states, which manages such things within each state as
2. Maintaining postal service.
3. Conducting affairs of state with foreign countries.
4. Arranging matters of industry and trade among states and with foreign countries.
5. Defending the country against foreign or native disturbers.
6. Raising money for all these national things.
7. Deciding who can vote in national elections and hold Federal offices.
1. Education.III. Local governments in towns, cities, and counties. these vary greatly in different states, but in general they have charge, within the local territory only and under the laws of the state, of such things as
2. All questions of property, industry, and trade.
3. Decisions as to who can vote and hold office within the state.
4. Legislation, that is, the making of criminal and civil laws.
1. Protecting lives and property through their departments of police, fire, health, streets, and the like.
3. Regulating trade, transportation, and other public utilities.
The questions for the students would be:
1) What is the same today, and what is different?
2) Are these differences good or bad?