Michigan (It's My State!) by Johannah Haney

By Johannah Haney

This sequence is helping younger readers determine the commonalities and distinctiveness of the person states throughout the United States.

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The building was completed in 1879. HOW THE GOVERNMENT WORKS 57 than 1,200 townships. It also had about 275 cities and nearly 260 villages. Each township, city, and village has its own government. Townships are run by a board of five to seven members. Some cities are governed by an elected council, which appoints a manager to run day-to-day affairs. Other cities are governed by a council and a mayor, who may be directly elected by voters or chosen by the council, generally from among its members.

The building was completed in 1879. HOW THE GOVERNMENT WORKS 57 than 1,200 townships. It also had about 275 cities and nearly 260 villages. Each township, city, and village has its own government. Townships are run by a board of five to seven members. Some cities are governed by an elected council, which appoints a manager to run day-to-day affairs. Other cities are governed by a council and a mayor, who may be directly elected by voters or chosen by the council, generally from among its members.

These actions led many colonists to want independence from Britain and eventually contributed to the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775. A New Nation Most of the fighting of the American Revolution (1775–1783) took place on the east coast of North America. To help keep their position in what is now Michigan, the British abandoned the wooden Fort Michilimackinac on the south shore of the Straits of Mackinac and built a strong new stone fort on Mackinac Island, located in Lake Huron just outside the straits.

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