Virginia Standards of Learning
VA.SS.3. Introduction to History and Social Science: Focus on Ancient World Cultures
3.12. The student will recognize the importance of government in the community, Virginia, and the United States of America by:
3.12.b. Explaining that the basic purposes of government are to make laws, carry out laws, and decide if laws have been broken.
3.13. The student will recognize that Americans are a people of diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions and are united by the basic principles of a republican form of government and respect for individual rights and freedoms.