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Chapter 11, Lesson 1: Community Government (pp. 218-223)

I. How Community Government Works

II. Serving the Community

    A. Town government leaders plan services in the community.

    B. People pay taxes to pay for community services.

    C. Leaders set up departments to give services to people.

    D. Community leaders decide how to spend the town's money.

III. Solving a Community Problem
    A. The people in the neighborhood raised money for a playground.

    B. People in the community worked together to make a park.

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