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TN History for Kids

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Middle One: What government really does

These two officers work for the Knoxville police department. In the Basic Civics section, we made a few broad statements about what government does. Now we are going to get into a bit more detail by answering three questions. Question Number One…

Middle Two: The other constitution in your life

Original copies of the Tennessee Constitution were hand written Much like the U.S. Constitution explains the way the federal government is set up, the Tennessee Constitution explains how Tennessee's government is set up. By now you've lea…

Middle Three: Three branches of government

Republicans who serve in the Tennessee House of Representatives pose in their work clothes PHOTO: Tennessee House Republican Caucus Tennessee's government is set up very much like the U.S. government. If you've learned one, you've pret…

Middle Four: Taxes, taxes, taxes

There's an old saying that claims "nothing is certain but death and taxes." As we explained in Part Two of the Basic Civics section, the money citizens like you and I pay to the government is called taxes. And, as we said, taxes aren&#…

Middle Five: The top ten list

Tennessee History for Kids has produced a video that goes great with this section. In the segment, called "What kind of a MALL is this???," History Bill checks out Nashville's Bicentennial Mall and finds an outdoor museum of Tennessee…