Iowa Core Standards
IA.PS. Political Science/Civic Literacy
PS.2. Understand how the government established by the Constitution embodies the enduring values and principles of democracy and republicanism.
PS.2.1. Understand the fundamental values and principles of American democracy.
PS.2.3. Understand fundamental values and principles of American democracy are expressed in documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, as well as in American songs, stories, and speeches.
PS.3. Understand the purpose and function of each of the three branches of government established by the Constitution.
PS.3.1. Understand that the legislative branch passes laws to protect individual rights.
PS.3.2. Understand that the executive branch carries out and enforces laws to protect individual rights.
PS.3.3. Understand that the judicial branch, headed by the Supreme Court, makes decisions concerning the law that aim to protect individual rights.