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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

New Jersey Standards

NJ.6.1.8. U.S. History: America in the World. All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the American heritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values as productive citizens in local, national, and global communities.
Era: Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
6.1.8.D.5. History, Culture, and Perspectives
Civil War and Reconstruction
6.1.8.D.5.d. Analyze the effectiveness of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution from multiple perspectives.
Era: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)
6.1.8.A.3. Civics, Government, and Human Rights
Revolution and the New Nation
6.1.8.A.3.b. Evaluate the effectiveness of the fundamental principles of the Constitution (i.e., consent of the governed, rule of law, federalism, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances, and individual rights) in establishing a federal government that allows for growth and change over time.
6.1.8.A.3.c. Determine the role that compromise played in the creation and adoption of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
6.1.8.A.3.d. Compare and contrast the Articles of Confederation and the UNITED STATES Constitution in terms of the decision-making powers of national government.
6.1.8.A.3.g. Evaluate the impact of the Constitution and Bill of Rights on current day issues.
6.1.8.B.3. Geography, People, and the Environment
Revolution and the New Nation
6.1.8.B.3.b. Determine the extent to which the geography of the United States influenced the debate on representation in Congress and federalism by examining the New Jersey and Virginia plans.
6.1.8.C.3. Economics, Innovation, and Technology
Revolution and the New Nation
6.1.8.C.3.b. Summarize the effect of inflation and debt on the American people and the response of state and national governments during this time.
6.1.8.D.3. History, Culture, and Perspectives
Revolution and the New Nation
6.1.8.D.3.g. Evaluate the extent to which the leadership and decisions of early administrations of the national government met the goals established in the Preamble of the Constitution.