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.
IL.16. History: Understand events, trends, individuals and movements shaping the history of Illinois, the United States and other nations.
16.A. Apply the skills of historical analysis and interpretation.
16.A.2b. Compare different stories about a historical figure or event and analyze differences in the portrayals and perspectives they present.
16.B. Understand the development of significant political events.
16.B.2b. Local, State, and United States History: Identify major causes of the American Revolution and describe the consequences of the Revolution through the early national period, including the roles of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.
16.B.2c. Local, State, and United States History: Identify presidential elections that were pivotal in the formation of modern political parties.
16.B.2d. Local, State, and United States History: Identify major political events and leaders within the United States historical eras since the adoption of the Constitution, including the westward expansion, Louisiana Purchase, Civil War, and 20th century wars as well as the roles of Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
16.C. Understand the development of economic systems.
16.C.2b. Local, State, and United States History: Explain how individuals, including John Deere, Thomas Edison, Robert McCormack, George Washington Carver and Henry Ford, contributed to economic change through ideas, inventions and entrepreneurship.
16.D. Understand Illinois, United States and world social history.
16.D.2c. Local, State, and United States History: Describe the influence of key individuals and groups, including Susan B. Anthony/suffrage and Martin Luther King, Jr./civil rights, in the historical eras of Illinois and the United States.
16.E. Understand Illinois, United States and world environmental history.
16.E.2e. World History: Identify individuals and their inventions (e.g., Watt/steam engine, Nobel/TNT, Edison/electric light) which influenced world environmental history.