Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Forming a Government

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Florida Standards (NGSSS)

FL.SS.5.A. American History
SS.5.A.5. American Revolution & Birth of a New Nation
SS.5.A.5.10. Examine the significance of the Constitution including its key political concepts, origins of those concepts, and their role in American democracy.
FL.SS.5.C. Civics and Government
SS.5.C.1. Foundations of Government, Law, and the American Political System
SS.5.C.1.1. Explain how and why the United States government was created.
SS.5.C.1.2. Define a constitution, and discuss its purposes.
SS.5.C.1.3. Explain the definition and origin of rights.
SS.5.C.1.4. Identify the Declaration of Independence's grievances and Articles of Confederation's weaknesses.
SS.5.C.1.5. Describe how concerns about individual rights led to the inclusion of the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution.
SS.5.C.2. Civic and Political Participation
SS.5.C.2.3. Analyze how the Constitution has expanded voting rights from our nation's early history to today.
SS.5.C.3. Structure and Functions of Government
SS.5.C.3.1. Describe the organizational structure (legislative, executive, judicial branches) and powers of the federal government as defined in Articles I, II, and III of the U.S. Constitution.
SS.5.C.3.2. Explain how popular sovereignty, rule of law, separation of powers, checks and balances, federalism, and individual rights limit the powers of the federal government as expressed in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
SS.5.C.3.4. Describe the amendment process as defined in Article V of the Constitution and give examples.
SS.5.C.3.5. Identify the fundamental rights of all citizens as enumerated in the Bill of Rights.
SS.5.C.3.6. Examine the foundations of the United States legal system by recognizing the role of the courts in interpreting law and settling conflicts.