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What is government and why is it necessary? Government is important because it makes leaders responsible for following the laws. In addition, government is a system that keeps laws intact. If we didn't have government it would be anarchy and it would be very crazy. The government has to protect the citizen’s rights. They will make laws so people stay safe. Specifically in the US our government is very important and a lot of the government is run by the people, that's called direct democracy. Also government is important because some forms will use separation of power so not just one person or leader will have all the power. This is important because the one leader could abuse their power. A government with a dictator makes all the rules and can take advantage of the citizens. For example a few countries that have dictatorships include North Korea and Cuba. These types of countries limit the citizens rights. In conclusion, government is very important for a country to run. Without a form of government, a country cannot be run effectively. There are many types of governments and each has their strengths and weaknesses.

What makes a good citizen?

In order to be a good citizen you have many rights and responsibilities that you have to respect. A right is freedom that is protected. A few rights would be, freedom of speech, and voting. A responsibility is what is expected of you. Some examples of responsibilities are, stay informed, and get an education. Rights and responsibilities can connect. For example, you have the right to vote so you should stay informed to pick the best person. A good citizen is a person who stays aware of their rights and responsibilities. They also obey the law.

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