Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Citizenship and Government

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Massachusetts Standards

MA.5.LS. United States History, Geography, Economics, and Government: Early Exploration to Westward Movement (Learning Standards)
THE FIRST FOUR PRESIDENCIES AND THE GROWTH OF THE REPUBLIC UNITED STATES TO 1820
5.35. Identify the key issues that contributed to the onset of the Civil War. (H, E)
5.35.A. The debate over slavery and westward expansion
THE PRINCIPLES AND INSTITUTIONS OF AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT
5.23. Describe the responsibilities of government at the federal, state, and local levels (e.g., protection of individual rights and the provision of services such as law enforcement and the building and funding of schools). (C)
5.24. Describe the basic political principles of American democracy and explain how the Constitution and the Bill of Rights reflect and preserve these principles. (C)
5.24.A. Individual rights and responsibilities
5.24.D. Limited government
5.26. Identify the rights in the Bill of Rights and explain the reasons for its inclusion in the Constitution in 1791. (H, C)
5.27. Explain how American citizens were expected to participate in, monitor, and bring about changes in their government over time, and give examples of how they continue to do so today. (H, C)