Minnesota Academic Standards
MN.3. Grade 3: Foundations of Social Studies
3.1. Citizenship and Government
3.1.2. Civic Values and Principles of Democracy
22.214.171.124. The United States is based on democratic values and principles that include liberty, individual rights, justice, equality, the rule of law, limited government, common good, popular sovereignty, majority rule and minority rights.
126.96.36.199.1. Explain the importance of civic discourse (including speaking, listening, voting and respecting diverse viewpoints) and the principles of majority rule and minority rights.
3.1.4. Governmental Institutions and Political Processes
188.8.131.52. The United States government has specific functions that are determined by the way that power is delegated and controlled among various bodies: the three levels (federal, state, local) and the three branches (legislative, executive, judicial) of government.
184.108.40.206.2. Identify the three branches of government (executive, legislative, and judicial) and their primary functions.