Standard 1 : Demonstrate an understanding of the origins and purposes of government, law, and the American political system.



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General Information

Number: SS.912.C.1
Title: Demonstrate an understanding of the origins and purposes of government, law, and the American political system.
Type: Standard
Subject: Social Studies
Grade: 912
Strand: Civics and Government

Related Benchmarks

This cluster includes the following benchmarks
Code Description
SS.912.C.1.1: Evaluate, take, and defend positions on the founding ideals and principles in American Constitutional government.
SS.912.C.1.2: Explain how the Declaration of Independence reflected the political principles of popular sovereignty, social contract, natural rights, and individual rights.
SS.912.C.1.3: Evaluate the ideals and principles of the founding documents (Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Federalist Papers) that shaped American Democracy.
SS.912.C.1.4: Analyze and categorize the diverse viewpoints presented by the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists concerning ratification of the Constitution and inclusion of a bill of rights.
SS.912.C.1.5: Evaluate how the Constitution and its amendments reflect the political principles of rule of law, checks and balances, separation of powers, republicanism, democracy, and federalism.


Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Independent

Access Point Number Access Point Title
SS.912.C.1.In.a: Identify the influence of founding principles in American government, such as civic participation and voting, representative legislative bodies, and rule of law.
SS.912.C.1.In.b: Identify principles of natural rights, individual rights, and government of the people (popular sovereignty) reflected in the Declaration of Independence.
SS.912.C.1.In.c: Identify principles of natural rights, individual rights, and government of the people (popular sovereignty) reflected in the Declaration of Independence.
SS.912.C.1.In.d: Identify major debates and compromises in the process of writing and adopting the Constitution, such as plans developed by various states, the Great Compromise—the formation of the House and Senate, and the promise of the Bill of Rights.
SS.912.C.1.In.e: Identify the importance of the political principles reflected in the Constitution, such as rule of law, separation of powers, checks and balances, and representative government (republicanism).

Supported

Access Point Number Access Point Title
SS.912.C.1.Su.a: Recognize the influence of founding principles in American government, such as civic participation and voting, representative legislative bodies, or rule of law.
SS.912.C.1.Su.b: Recognize principles of natural rights and government of the people reflected in the Declaration of Independence.
SS.912.C.1.Su.c: Recognize principles of natural rights and government of the people reflected in the Declaration of Independence.
SS.912.C.1.Su.d: Recognize that there were compromises in developing the Constitution, such as the Great Compromise—the formation of the House and Senate—and the promise of the Bill of Rights.
SS.912.C.1.Su.e: Recognize examples of practices that reflect political principles in the Constitution, such as representative government, respecting the law, and functions of the three branches of government.

Participatory

Access Point Number Access Point Title
SS.912.C.1.Pa.a: Recognize civic participation as a founding principle of American government.
SS.912.C.1.Pa.b: Recognize government of the people as a principle of the Declaration of Independence.
SS.912.C.1.Pa.c: Recognize government of the people as a principle of the Declaration of Independence.
SS.912.C.1.Pa.d: Recognize that forming the American government involved a compromise.
SS.912.C.1.Pa.e: Recognize a practice that reflects government by the people (democracy) in the Constitution.