Indiana Academic Standards
IN.5. The United States—The Founding of the Republic
5.1. History: Students describe the historical movements that influenced the development of the United States from pre-Columbian times up to 1800, with an emphasis on the American Revolution and the founding of the United States.
Historical Knowledge - The American Revolution: 1763 to 1783
5.1.9. Understand how political, religious, and economic ideas brought about the American Revolution.
Historical Knowledge - Making the United States Constitution and Establishing the Federal Republic: 1783 to 1800
5.1.16. Describe the origins and drafting of the Bill of Rights, ratified in 1791.
5.2. Civics and Government: Students identify main components and characteristics of the United States government. Students identify and explain key ideas in government from the colonial and founding periods that continue to shape civic and political life.
Foundations of Government
5.2.2. Identify and explain ideas about limited government, the rule of law and individual rights in key colonial era documents.
5.2.4. Identify and explain key ideas about government as noted in the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Northwest Ordinance, United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
5.2.5. Describe and give examples of individual rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
Roles of Citizens
5.2.8. Describe group and individual actions that illustrate civic virtues, such as civility, cooperation, respect and responsible participation.
5.2.9. Examine ways by which citizens may effectively voice opinions, monitor government, and bring about change in government including voting and participation in the election process.