Functions of Government
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Explain ways in which the powers of the federal government differed from the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution.
Identify the process by which a bill becomes a law.
Describe how the checks and balance system which established the three branches of the federal government works, as in Andrew Johnson’s impeachment.
Explain the significance of the Dred Scott Decision.
Compare the arguments for states’ rights versus the power of the federal government (e.g., the expansion of slavery, taxation).