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Basic Democratic Concepts 9%
Foundational Principles 22%
The Organization of Government 16%
The Role of Federalism 12%
Civil Rights & Civil Liberties 12%
Linkage Institutions 14%
Rights & Responsibilities 15%
  • Questions 1,675
  • Vocabulary Terms 453
  • Performance Tasks 127
  • Instructional Videos 115

Test Standards

Basic Democratic Concepts
1. (USG.1.1,1.5,1.6)  The Individual
2. (USG.1.2-1.4,1.7)  The Individual in Society
Foundational Principles
1. (USG.2.1-2.3)  Foundational Influences
2. (USG.2.4&2.5)  The Declaration of Independence
3. (USG.2.6)  The Articles of Confederation
4. (USG.2.7-2.9)  Creating the Constitution
5. (USG.2.10&2.11)  The Federalist Papers
6. (USG.2.12&2.13)  The Bill of Rights
7. (USG.2.14-2.16)  Types of Government
The Organization of Government
1. (USG.3.1 )  Legislative Branch
2. (USG.3.1)  Executive Branch
3. (USG.3.1)  Judicial Branch
4. (USG.3.2 )  Checks and Balances
5. (USG.3.3-3.5,3.8)  Shaping Policy
6. (USG.3.6&3.9)  The Court System
7. (USG.3.7)  Presidential Power
8. (USG.3.10-2.12)  The Supreme Court
The Role of Federalism
1. (USG.4.1-4.4,4.8)  Federalism
2. (USG.4.5 )  Amending the Constitution
3. (USG.4.6)  Levels of Government
4. (USG.4.7 )  Government Revenue and Services
5. (USG.4.9)  Ninth & Tenth Amendments
Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
1. (USG.5.1&5.6)  The Bill of Rights
2. (USG.5.2)  5th & 14th Amendments
3. (USG.5.3-5.5)  Selective Incorporation
4. (USG.5.7 )  Judicial Activism & Restraint
5. (USG.5.8)  Landmark Supreme Court Decisions
Linkage Institutions
1. (USG.6.1&6.8)  Influences on Governing
2. (USG.6.2)  Political Parties
3. (USG.6.3)  The Nomination Process
4. (USG.6.4&6.5)  Linkage Institutions
5. (USG.6.6-6.10)  Special Interest Groups
Rights & Responsibilities
1. (USG.7.1&7.2)  Influencing Your Government
2. (USG.7.3,7.4,7.8-7.10)  Participation & Responsibilities
3. (USG.7.5 )  Reapportionment & Redistricting
4. (USG.7.6 )  First Amendment Rights
5. (USG.7.7)  Economic Rights
6. (USG.7.11 )  Becoming a Citizen