Structure of Government
Key Concepts and Understanding
Government Systems and Principles
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Describe and give examples of how the constitutional principle of checks and balances limits the powers of government and leaders.
Explain how the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments limit the power of government, protect individual liberty, and provide for equality under the law.
Compare the structure and functions of local, state and federal governments.
Apply the concepts of due process of law, popular sovereignty, rule of law, representation, and federalism to explain the purpose and legacy of the Constitution.
Analyze the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution to determine their success in implementing the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.