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Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2000 
Question/Topic: Looking for an over view of the State of Florida government structure. If you could help in my understanding of the federal structure - that would be appreciated. 
Answer/Pointer: We have a great site at the State Library that will help you with your question. Please go to: Just under the heading "Government Links," take a look at the link to "Introduction to Florida Government." This will give a broad overview of Florida governmental structure. If you scroll down the page with the heading "Government Links," there are more links to city and county government, Florida and United States Representatives and Senators. You'll want to be sure to look at the link on this page to the Florida Constitution. After you select the Florida Constitution, click on the link to "View Subject Index" and look at the entries under counties and municipalities, as well as state government. You'll also want to be sure to look at the Citizen's Guide to the Florida Legislature found on the following web site: The Guide to Florida Government is a .pdf file located at the following web site: Regarding the federal government, the following web site is a very good overview of the U.S. government: Don't be discouraged by the fact that this web site is for kids-it's great for everyone! Select an age level listed under the picture of Ben Franklin. The age groups 6-8 and 9-12 have much of the same material. The web site provides links to: 1. an overview of the U.S. 2. historical documents that are available on the web, including the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Emancipation Proclamation 3. a description of the branches of government with a link to an organizational chart from the "Government Manual" (it's a .pdf file. You'll have to increase the size to read it) 4. a description of national versus state government 5. and much more. 
Librarian: SLF 

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