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SS.7.C.1.1
Recognize how Enlightenment ideas including Montesquieu's view of separation of power and John Locke's theories related to natural law and how Locke's social contract influenced the Founding Fathers.
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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

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SS.7.C.1.2
Trace the impact that the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact, and Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" had on colonists' views of government.
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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

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SS.7.C.1.3

Describe how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.


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SS.7.C.1.4

Analyze the ideas (natural rights, role of the government) and complaints set forth in the Declaration of Independence.


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SS.7.C.1.5

Identify how the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation led to the writing of the Constitution.


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SS.7.C.1.6

Interpret the intentions of the Preamble of the Constitution.


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SS.7.C.1.7

Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of powers and checks and balances.


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SS.7.C.1.8
Explain the viewpoints of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists regarding the ratification of the Constitution and inclusion of a bill of rights.
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SS.7.C.1.9

Define the rule of law and recognize its influence on the development of the American legal, political, and governmental systems.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

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SS.7.C.2.1

Define the term "citizen," and identify legal means of becoming a United States citizen.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

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SS.7.C.2.10

Examine the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on monitoring and influencing government.


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SS.7.C.2.11

Analyze media and political communications (bias, symbolism, propaganda).


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SS.7.C.2.12
Develop a plan to resolve a state or local problem by researching public policy alternatives, identifying appropriate government agencies to address the issue, and determining a course of action.
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SS.7.C.2.13

Examine multiple perspectives on public and current issues.


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SS.7.C.2.14

Conduct a service project to further the public good.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

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The project can be at the school, community, state, national, or international level.

SS.7.C.2.2

Evaluate the obligations citizens have to obey laws, pay taxes, defend the nation, and serve on juries.


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SS.7.C.2.3

Experience the responsibilities of citizens at the local, state, or federal levels.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

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Examples are registering or pre-registering to vote, volunteering, communicating with government officials, informing others about current issues, participating in a political campaign/mock election.

SS.7.C.2.4

Evaluate rights contained in the Bill of Rights and other amendments to the Constitution.


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SS.7.C.2.5

Distinguish how the Constitution safeguards and limits individual rights.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

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SS.7.C.2.6

Simulate the trial process and the role of juries in the administration of justice.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

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