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Government Systems & Philosophies 12%
Creating the Constitution 7%
The National Government 12%
Rights & Liberties 9%
The Legislative Branch 9%
The Executive Branch 12%
The Judicial Branch 9%
The Criminal Justice System 7%
Participating in Democracy 14%
State & Local Government 9%
  • Questions 2,043
  • Vocabulary Terms 387
  • Performance Tasks 99
  • Instructional Videos 99

Test Standards

Government Systems & Philosophies
1. (SSCG1.a)  Distribution of Power
2. (SSCG1.b)  Forms of Government
3. (SSCG1.c)  Presidential & Parliamentary
4. (SSCG1.d)  Democracy
5. (SSCG2.a)  Limited Government
6. (SSCG2.b)  The Enlightenment
7. (SSCG2.c)  The Declaration's Influences
Creating the Constitution
1. (SSCG3.a)  Constitutional Debates
2. (SSCG3.b)  Weaknesses of the Articles
3. (SSCG3.c)  Constitutional Principles
4. (SSCG3.d)  Federalists & Anti-Federalists
The National Government
1. (SSCG4.a)  The Three Branches
2. (SSCG4.b)  Balancing Power
3. (SSCG5.a)  State vs. National Government
4. (SSCG5.b)  Types of Powers
5. (SSCG5.c)  Balancing State & National Power
6. (SSCG5.d)  The Supremacy Clause
7. (SSCG5.e)  Amending the Constitution
Rights & Liberties
1. (SSCG6)  The Bill of Rights
2. (SSCG7.a)  Civil Liberties
3. (SSCG7.b)  Equal Protection Under the Law
4. (SSCG7.c)  5th & 14th Amendments
5. (SSCG7.d)  The Right to Vote
The Legislative Branch
1. (SSCG8.a-d)  Congress
2. (SSCG8.e)  Making the Laws
3. (SSCG8.f)  Congressional Leadership
4. (SSCG8.g)  Lobbyists
5. (SSCG9)  Impeachment
The Executive Branch
1. (SSCG10.a&b)  Presidential Qualifications
2. (SSCG10.c)  Presidential Succession
3. (SSCG10.d)  The Electoral College
4. (SSCG10.e)  Roles of the President
5. (SSCG11.a)  The Federal Bureaucracy
6. (SSCG11.b)  The Cabinet
7. (SSCG12)  Foreign Policy
The Judicial Branch
1. (SSCG13.a)  Naming Judges
2. (SSCG13.b)  Jurisdictions
3. (SSCG13.c)  Judicial Review
4. (SSCG13.d)  Deciding to Decide
5. (SSCG13.e)  Activism or Restraint?
The Criminal Justice System
1. (SSCG14.a)  Due Process Rights
2. (SSCG14.b)  Crimes
3. (SSCG14.c&d)  Criminal Justice & Sentencing
4. (SSCG14.e)  Civil Suits
Participating in Democracy
1. (SSCG15.a)  Political Parties
2. (SSCG15.b)  The Election Process
3. (SSCG15.c)  Campaign Funding
4. (SSCG15.d)  Campaign Finance Restrictions
5. (SSCG15.e)  Media & Elections
6. (SSCG16.a)  Involuntary Participation
7. (SSCG16.b)  Voluntary Participation
8. (SSCG16.c)  The Pledge
State & Local Government
1. (SSCG17.a)  Local Structure & Relationships
2. (SSCG17.b)  Relationships
3. (SSCG17.c)  Local Revenue
4. (SSCG17.d)  Government Services
5. (SSCG17.e)  Power of the Citizenry