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.
1.4. Identify their representatives in national and state legislatures, and the heads of the executive branch at the national, state and local levels.
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.
3.1. Describe and compare unlimited and limited government.
3.4. Describe the role of the U.S. Constitution in the limitation of government powers.