The student will apply social science skills to understand the Constitution of the United States by
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examining the ratification debates and The Federalist;
evaluating the purposes for government stated in the Preamble;
defining the structure of the national government outlined in Article I, Article II, and Article III; and
analyzing and explaining the amendment process.
examining the fundamental principles upon which the Constitution of the United States is based, including the rule of law, consent of the governed, limited government, separation of powers, and federalism;