IL.14. Political Systems: Understand political systems, with an emphasis on the United States.
14.A. Understand and explain basic principles of the United States government.
14.A.2. Explain the importance of fundamental concepts expressed and implied in major documents including the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and the Illinois Constitution.
14.C. Understand election processes and responsibilities of citizens.
14.C.2. Describe and evaluate why rights and responsibilities are important to the individual, family, community, workplace, state and nation (e.g., voting, protection under the law).
14.D. Understand the roles and influences of individuals and interest groups in the political systems of Illinois, the United States and other nations.
14.D.2. Explain ways that individuals and groups influence and shape public policy.
14.F. Understand the development of United States political ideas and traditions.
14.F.2. Identify consistencies and inconsistencies between expressed United States political traditions and ideas and actual practices (e.g., freedom of speech, right to bear arms, slavery, voting rights).
IL.18. Social Systems: Understand social systems, with an emphasis on the United States.
18.B. Understand the roles and interactions of individuals and groups in society.
18.B.2b. Describe the ways in which institutions meet the needs of society.