Government - Elementary

Citizenship and Economics

Taking the oath

Learn about the rights and responsibilities that come with being a South Carolina and United States citizen.

Fast Facts

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Discover facts, trivia, and state symbols from all over our unique state.

Federal Government

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The United States federal government works to create, enforce, and apply laws for the entire country, including South Carolina.

Historical Beginnings

George Monck, Duke of Albemarle

South Carolina had a system of government as a British colony that evolved into a state government after the American Revolution.

Local Government

SC counties

Each county, city, and town in South Carolina have their own government and responsibilities.

State Government

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The South Carolina government and its three branches govern the state and its citizens.