Civics 101: Know Your Government

  • What are the responsibilities of citizens? How can you be more involved in the elections and government process?
  • Part of Civics 101: Know Your Government. Learn about the constitutional officers, the departments they oversee, and their role in state government.
  • Resources and links for knowing more about your county and local government.
  • An overview of the role that the executive branch plays in Tennessee State Government.
  • What does the federal government do compared to the state?
  • Part of Civics 101: Know Your Government. Get an overview of how Tennessee became a state.
  • Part of Civics 101: Know Your Government. Get an overview of the lower chamber of the General Assembly, the House of Representatives.
  • An overview of the judicial branch of government and the court system.
  • Part of Civics 101: Know Your Government. Learn more about how bills become laws and other aspects of the lawmaking process.
  • An overview of the role the legislative branch plays in government and the lawmaking process.
  • Part of Civics 101: Know Your Government. Get an overview the upper chamber of the legislature, the senate.
  • Part of Civics 101: Know Your Government. Get an overview of the history and construction of the State Capitol.
  • Learn more about the history of the state of Tennessee and how we became a state.
  • Part of Civics 101: Know Your Government. Get an overview of the state constitutions.