The Meaning of Government
The word government comes from the word 'govern' which means to control through regulations and a set of rules. Government means the way of ruling, administering and controlling a people. It deals with the exercising of authority and the directing of Electronic. people's lives as spelt out in their society.
Generally then, government is seen as the political organisation, structure and authority. It affects every aspect of man's life as a social being who is subject to some form of authority, starting from the home to schools and to all other organisations.
The regulations and rules set in any social unit or organisation and the way they are implemented is an important aspect in government.
In many cases, there are individuals or officers, assigned the duty of ensuring that all the rules, laws, customs, traditions and regulations are observed.
These individuals have the power to punish those who break rules. Government is, therefore, a form of organised control in a defined geographical area, e.g., a country.
The control is exercised. by a small body of people. It is this body that enforces laws for and on behalf of a larger section of the population or subjects.
The government is therefore the small body of persons within a country who make and enforce laws.
In conclusion, government deals with people's attempt at organised life, while History is the study of people's political, social and economic activities in relation to their environment.
Government is therefore, part of history. It is people's attempt to govern themselves, their political activities Proverbs in relation to the rest of society. History and Government is therefore the study of people and society.
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