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1. Read the statements below and select/circle the correct answer.

City services help to repair street curbs, keep the streets clean, pave the roads, and fill pot holes.

Doris Day helped make Cincinnati a better community by helping animals through her organization “Actors and Others for Animals”.

A social responsibility is when a citizen turns 18 and becomes a legal adult. They then can register to vote and become involved in making the community better.

2. What is a law? Why do laws exist? Can you name two laws?

3. How have people made Cincinnati a better place to live? What personality traits or characteristics helped them to make Cincinnati better?

4. Match each of Cincinnati’s city government terms with the responsibilities.

Responsibility City Government Term
Cincinnati’s plan of government
Known as the cities legislative branch and elected by voters. They are responsible for creating laws, collecting and spending the city’s money, and making sure people in Cincinnati are safe.
This person is also called the executive or chief officer of Cincinnati. This person leads the meetings of City Council.
This person is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the city.

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