Structure and Functions of Government
Civics and Government
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Describe the organizational structure (legislative, executive, judicial branches) and powers of the federal government as defined in Articles I, II, and III of the U.S. Constitution.
Explain how popular sovereignty, rule of law, separation of powers, checks and balances, federalism, and individual rights limit the powers of the federal government as expressed in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Give examples of powers granted to the federal government and those reserved for the states.
Describe the amendment process as defined in Article V of the Constitution and give examples.
Identify the fundamental rights of all citizens as enumerated in the Bill of Rights.