Government Worksheets

What Form of Government Does the United States Have?

Countries have their own way of following rules and regulations. Different types of governments exist today - all having their own system of governance. Now that countries are not following monarchy anymore, democracy with variations in governance methods is taking over the world. The United States happens to be one of the most developed countries today. It has taken over the world's politics, and different countries take inspiration from how the U.S. government leads its people. In particular, the United States follows a kind of representative democracy in which the general people elect the officials. The United States strictly promotes democracy, and the general populace of the country is given the most importance.

Alaska Purchase

On March 30, 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward agreed to purchase Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million. Do you think this was too much to pay for a piece of land that was mostly unexplored?

Benjamin Franklin

Although Franklin was known for many things his biggest attribute was to the science field where he invented many things still useful to us today. Franklin was one of the first to ever experiment with electricity which led to his invention of the lightening rod and the principle of conservation of charge.

The Cold War

The Cold War was an error of tension and conflict between the United States and Soviet Union during the mid- 1940's through the early 1900's. There was never actually a war but there was half a century of military build- up as well as political battles for support from other countries.

The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence was a document written to declare Independence from England. It is thought of as the founding document of the United States of America.

The Founding Fathers

The Fathers of our country are the men who signed the Declaration of Independence and/or the United States Constitution. They were also known as patriots, people who wanted to be Independent from England in the 1700's. The Founding Fathers had strong educational backgrounds.

The Great Depression

The Great Depression was a time of sadness and poverty that began after the Stock Market Crash on October 29, 1929.

The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was a period in the 18th and 19th century where major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, transportation had a profound effect on society.

Roe v. Wade

This was one of the biggest rulings ever issued by the U.S. Supreme Court and one of the most controversial---it is still being passionately discussed in the present day. This ruling, decided by a 7-2 vote, held that laws outlawing abortion went against the U.S. Constitution.

Stock Market Crash

The Stock Market Crash was a sharp decline in U.S. stock market values in 1929 that contributed to the Great Depression of the 1930s. The Great Depression lasted approximately 10 years and affected both industrialized and non-industrialized countries in many parts of the world.

Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States. It is coterminous with the District of Columbia (abbreviated as "D.C."). The city and the district are located on the banks of the Potomac River and bordered by the states of Virginia (to the west) and Maryland (to the north, east and south).