Mary Ellen “Mammy" Pleasant was a savvy and prosperous San Francisco businesswoman who supported, and helped finance, the fight to end slavery and to gain citizenship in the free states. Pleasant was associated with both the citizenship movement in California and abolition activities in the eastern United States. She is known as the Mother of Civil Rights in California.
Why would we want to differentiate between Government and State? I understand that governing is different, but even as far as smaller Governments they will still grow to become a state regardless of steps taken. Is there really a point to differentiate Government and State?