What Are We Learning?
During the final quarter, students will learn about the creation of the United States Government and what their responsibilities are as a citizen. The following skills will be addressed:
A.5.10: Students will be able to explain the key political concepts and their origins that are found in the Constitution.
C.1.1: Students will be able to explain how and why the United States government was created.
C.1.2: Students will be able to explain what a constitution is as well as its purpose.
C.1.3: Students will be able to explain the term origin of rights.
C.1.4: Students will be able to name the complaints in the Declaration of Independence and the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.
C.1.5: Students will explain how the Bill of Rights came to be added to the Constitution.
C.1.6: Students will be able to compare and contrast Federalist and Anti-Federalist views of government.
Bill of Rights- first 10 amendments of the U.S.. Constitution
U.S.. Constitution- establishes the national government and fundamental laws for America, and guarantees certain rights to its citizens
Articles of Confederation- the Founders first attempt at a national government; very weak
government: the governing body of a nation, state, or community
rights: legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement
Declaration of Independence: document stating America's independence from Great Britain
Federalist: person who supported the Constitution
Anti-Federalist- person who opposed the Constitution