Key Concepts and Understanding
Governmental Systems and Principles
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Evaluate the impact of the French and Indian Wars on Great Britain’s approach to colonial rule.
Apply the concept of representation to the conflict between the colonies and Great Britain.
Apply the principles of inalienable rights, popular sovereignty, natural rights, and social contract to evaluate the purpose and legacy of the Declaration of Independence.
Evaluate the successes and challenges of the Articles of Confederation to explain the need for a Constitutional Convention.
Apply the principles of rule of law, representation, separation of powers, checks and balances, and federalism to explain the purposes and functions of the Constitution.