Civics 101: Know Your Government

2017-2018 Tennessee Blue Book serves as a manual of useful information on our state and government, both past and present.
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.