Great Government for Kids
Your State and Federal Government
than 200 years ago, the people living in the 13 colonies of the New
World declared themselves free from the government of England. After
a long and difficult war, called the American Revolution or the Revolutionary
War, the English government agreed to let the people in the colonies rule
themselves. A new country, called the United States of America, was born.
But now the people of this new country had another problem. They were
free to form a wonderful, different government, but how would that look?
The only form of government they knew was one in which a king ruled.