California Content Standards
CA.4. California: A Changing State
4.5. Students understand the structures, functions, and powers of the local, state, and federal governments as described in the U.S. Constitution.
4.5.1. Discuss what the U.S. Constitution is and why it is important (i.e., a written document that defines the structure and purpose of the U.S. government and describes the shared powers of federal, state, and local governments).