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

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Minnesota Standards

MN.5. Grade Five: History of North America (up to 1800)
5.1. Citizenship and Government
5.1.3. Rights and Responsibilities Individuals in a republic have rights, duties and responsibilities. Explain specific protections that the Bill of Rights provides to individuals and the importance of these ten amendments to the ratification of the United States Constitution.
5.1.4. Governmental Institutions and Political Processes The United States government has specific functions that are determined by the way that power is delegated and controlled among various bodies: the three levels (federal, state, local) and the three branches (legislative, executive, judicial) of government. Explain the primary functions of the three branches of government and how the leaders of each branch are selected, as established in the United States Constitution. Describe how governmental power is limited through the principles of federalism, the separation of powers, and checks and balances.
5.4. History
5.4.1. Historical Thinking Skills Historical inquiry is a process in which multiple sources and different kinds of historical evidence are analyzed to draw conclusions about how and why things happened in the past. Pose questions about a topic in history, examine a variety of sources related to the questions, interpret findings and use evidence to draw conclusions that address the questions. Explain a historical event from multiple perspectives. Historical events have multiple causes and can lead to varied and unintended outcomes. Analyze multiple causes and outcomes of a historical event. The divergence of colonial interests from those of England led to an independence movement that resulted in the American Revolution and the foundation of a new nation based on the ideals of self-government and liberty. (Revolution and a New Nation: 1754-1800) Describe the purposes of the founding documents and explain the basic principles of democracy that were set forth in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. (Revolution and a New Nation: 1754-1800) Describe the successes and failures of the national government under the Articles of Confederation and why it was ultimately discarded and replaced with the Constitution. (Revolution and a New Nation: 1754-1800) Describe the major issues that were debated at the Constitutional Convention. (Revolution and a New Nation: 1754-1800)