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American Government

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1Apply the following principles of constitutional democracy to historical and contemporary issues such as checks and balances, separation of powers, federalism, representation, popular sovereignty, due process of law and judicial review.
2Determine the civic and civil responsibilities of citizens of the United States
3Assess the changing roles of government by assessing the limits and philosophies of our government both past and present.
4Describe the historical foundations of the Unites States governmental system refelected in the documents such as the Magna Carta, the Articles of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence and govenmental philosophers such as Jean Jacques Rousseau, John Locke and Montesquieu.
5Describe the structure of government and the purposes of laws in state and local governments
6Explain the importance of the principles of government such as limited government, majority rule, minority rights and checks and balances.
7Compare and contrast different world governmental systems such as democracy, republicanism, totalitarianism, monarchies and theocracies.
8Explain the processes of governmet pertaining to elections of leaders, functions of leadership and how laws and rules are made, interpreted or enforced.
9Analyze landmark Supreme Court cases Marbury v Madison, Brown v Board of Education, United States v Eichman, New Jersey v TLO, Miranda v Arizona, Roe v Wade and McCulloch v Maryland
10Analyze the Constitution and its amendments and how they protect Americans today.