Governments include dictatorships and democracies, parliaments and congresses. More than a system of rules and regulations, they help civilized people to live together peacefully. These stories explore different forms of government.

Government Chapters

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.5 Compare Industrial development in South Carolina to the rest of the United States

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.4 Summarize the policies and actions of South Carolina's political leadership implementing discriminatory laws tha...

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.3 Successes and Failures of Reconstruction in South Carolina

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.2 Describe the economic impact of Reconstruction on South Carolina in each of the various social classes

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.1 The impact of Reconstruction, Industrialization, and Progressivism

Government Story Briefs

Ukrainian farmers and their families die, by the millions, as a result of Stalin's policies enforced against them. They are left with no grain to sell...

What happened in Ukraine, during 1932-33, which caused people to describe a famine in that country as Holodomor ("death by starvation)?

Depicted in the film, Bitter Harvest, Ukraine (and its people) suffered a disastrous famine when government policies impacted food production and dist...

One of numerous relocation centers, during WWII, the Tule Lake internment camp was also known as a segregation center.

Tom Tanaka was living at Camp Poston when he created this painting of the place on May 17, 1942.

Government Audios

In spite of censorship in her time, Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) remains one of Russia's most-loved poets of the 20th century.

On the 8th of December, 1941 - the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed - Americans received their up-to-date news from the radio.

Churchill tried repeatedly to convince FDR to enter the war.

Winston Churchill became Prime Minister on the 10th of May, 1940.

On the 16th of October, 1938, Winston Churchill broadcast a speech urging both his country, and America, to arm themselves.

Government Audio Narrations

During the Blitz, German warplanes devastate Coventry on November 14, 1940.

Bass Reeves, a former slave who became a Deputy U.S. Marshal, understood several Native-American languages.

Abe Lincoln began his life in a one-room cabin in rural Kentucky. He was the first person in his family who could read.

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