Grade 5: US History to Foundation of Country

Standard 5: US Government & Citizenship

Content Standard 5: The student will describe the structure and responsibilities of the American system of government and the role of the individual citizen.
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Examine the key principles of government established in the Constitution of the United States including:
A. separation of powers among three branches of  government
B. the system of checks and balances
C. shared powers between the federal and state governments.
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Describe the roles of Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court in the legislative process.
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Describe the responsibilities of United States citizens including:

A. registration and voting in public elections
B. becoming informed voters
C. engagement in civil discourse
D. service on trial juries
E. payment of taxes
F. obedience to laws
G. registration for military service