Vocabulary Grade Three Government A group of citizens who make the rules for a: Vote To choose or say what you think a group should do. Law A rule that helps to make a community a safe place to live. Local Having to do with a particular city, town or small community. State Having to do with a particular area of a country. Federal Having to do with a country A government runs our country. Citizens of the United States vote for people who make the laws that we all live by. Cities have Local Governments. Georgia has a State Government and the United States has a Federal Government. Each level has different duties to the citizens of this country.