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Analyze how the U.S. Constitution defines federalism and outlines a structure for the United States government.
Analyze the protection of liberties in the Bill of Rights and their expansion through judicial review and the gradual incorporation of those rights by the Fourteenth Amendment.
Analyze how the freedoms of speech and press in a democratic society enable citizens to develop informed opinions, express their views, shape public policy and monitor government actions.
Determine how conflicts between the rights of citizens and society’s need for order can be resolved while preserving both liberty and safety.
Compare and contrast the original and appellate jurisdictions of local, state and national judicial systems to show how America’s court system addresses criminal and civil cases.