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Standard 4: Civics and Government
Goal 4.1: Build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system.
9-12.G.4.1.1 Describe the origins of constitutional law in western civilization, including the natural rights philosophy, Magna Carta (1215), common law, and the Bill of Rights (1689) in England. (503.01a, c)
Goal 4.2: Build an understanding of the organization and formation of the American system of government.
9-12.G.4.1.2 Describe historical milestones that led to the creation of limited government in the United States, such as the Declaration of Independence (1776), Articles of Confederation (1781), state constitutions and charters, United States Constitution (1787), and the Bill of Rights (1791) in the United States. (503.01e)
9-12.G.4.1.3 Analyze the essential ideals and objectives of the original organizing documents of the United States including the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. (503.01b)
9-12.G.4.1.4 Explain the central principles of the United States governmental system including written constitution, popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, majority rule with minority rights, and federalism. (503.01c)
9-12.G.4.2.1 Identify the three branches of federal government, their powers, and responsibilities. (504.01a)
Goal 4.3: Build an understanding that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.
9-12.G.4.2.2 Explain the functions, powers, interactions, and relationships among federal, state, local, and tribal governments. (504.01b)
9-12.G.4.2.4 Analyze the role of political parties and other political organizations and their impact on the American system of government. (504.01e)
9-12.G.4.2.5 Explain the electoral process at each level of government. (506.01c)
9-12.G.4.3.3 Identify the ways in which citizens can participate in the political process at the local, state, and national level. (506.01b)
Goal 4.4: Build an understanding of the evolution of democracy.
9-12.G.4.4.1 Analyze the struggles for the extension of civil rights. (490.01c)
9-12.G.4.4.2 Analyze and evaluate states' rights disputes past and present. (490.01d)
9-12.G.4.4.3 Provide and evaluate examples of the role of leadership in the changing relationship among the branches of American government. (490.01e)
9-12.G.4.4.4 Discuss the interpretation and application of the United States Constitution.