South Carolina Standards & Learning
SC.4. United States Studies to 1865
4-4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the beginnings of America as a nation and the establishment of the new government.
After independence was declared, Americans were faced with creating a new form of government that would embody the ideals for which they had fought. To understand the development of these United States into a new nation, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
4-4.1. Compare the ideas in the Articles of Confederation with those in the United States Constitution, including how powers are now shared between state and national government and how individuals and states are represented in Congress.
4-4.2. Explain the structure and function of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government.
4-4.3. Explain how the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights placed importance on the active involvement of citizens in government and protected the rights of white male property owners but not those of the slaves, women, and Native Americans.
4-4.4. Compare the roles and accomplishments of early leaders in the development of the new nation, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, John Marshall, and James Madison.
SC.4-SSLS. Social Studies Literacy Skills for the Twenty-First Century
4-SSLS.1. Literacy Skills for Social Studies
4-SSLS.1.8. Cite details from a text to support conclusions made from that text.
4-SSLS.1.18. Explain how political, social, and economic institutions have influenced the state and nation throughout history.
4-SSLS.1.22. Explain the importance of taxes in providing public services to meet the needs of the individual and the community.
4-SSLS.3. Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Other Technical Subjects
4-SSLS.3.1. Cite details from a text to support conclusions made from that text.
4-SSLS.3.2. Interpret visual information to deepen his or her understanding.