CT.1. Civics and Government: United States Constitution and Government: Students will apply knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, how the U.S. system of government works and how the rule of law and the value of liberty and equality have an impact on individual, local, state and national decisions.
1.2. Explain how the Constitution divides the power of government among the executive, legislative and judicial branches, and how each branch can check the power of another.
1.6. Explain how an individual's rights to life, liberty and property are protected by the Constitution and criminal and civil laws.
CT.2. Civics and Government: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of citizens to participate in and shape public policy, and contribute to the maintenance of our democratic way of life.
2.2. Explain the meaning of political rights (e.g., right to vote, right to assemble) as distinguished from personal rights (e.g., freedom of speech, freedom of movement).
CT.2. Economics: Economic Systems: Students will demonstrate that various economic systems coexist, and that economic decisions are made by individuals and/or governments, influenced by markets, cultural traditions, individuals and governments in the allocation of goods and services.
2.7. Analyze the impact of government taxing and spending decisions on specific individuals, businesses, organizations and groups.
CT.3. Civics and Government: Political Systems: Students will explain that political systems emanate from the need of humans for order, leading to compromise and the establishment of authority.
3.4. Describe the role of the U.S. Constitution in the limitation of government powers.