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

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Oklahoma Standards

OK.5.CS. UNITED STATES STUDIES - CREATING THE UNITED STATES: THE FOUNDATION, FORMATION, AND TRANSFORMATION OF THE AMERICAN NATION, 1607-1806 - CONTENT SKILLS
5.CS.3. The student will examine the foundations of the American nation laid during the Revolutionary Era through the contributions of historic individuals and groups, the spreading of the ideals found within the Declaration of Independence, and the significant military and diplomatic events of the Revolutionary War that resulted in an independent United States. (CCRIT 1, 3, 5, 6, and CCW 7, 9)
5.CS.3.4. Draw specific evidence from informational texts and analyze the formation, benefits, and weaknesses of the first American national system of government under the Articles of Confederation including conducting and winning the Revolutionary War and management of the western territories. (CCRIT 7 and CCW 9)
5.CS.4. The student will examine the formation of the American system of government following the American Revolution.
5.CS.4.1. Draw specific evidence from informational texts and examine the issues and events encountered by the young nation that led to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 including a weak national government, the Northwest Ordinance, and civil unrest as typified in Shays’ Rebellion. (CCRIT 3 and CCW9)
5.CS.4.2. Examine the contributions and leadership of George Washington, James Madison, George Mason, and Gouverneur Morris as evidenced in the great issues, debates, and compromises of the Constitutional Convention including the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan, slavery, the Three-fifths Compromise, and the Great Compromise. (CCRIT 2)
5.CS.4.3. Determine the main purposes of the United States government as expressed in the Preamble and as evidenced in the United States Constitution including the principles reflected in the separation of powers, checks and balances, and shared powers between the federal and state governments, and the basic responsibilities of the three branches of government. (CCRIT 2)
5.CS.4.4. Explain the process of ratification of the United States Constitution as well as compare and contrast the viewpoints of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists over the addition of a bill of rights. (CCRIT 5)
5.CS.4.5. Examine the Bill of Rights and summarize the liberties protected in all 10 amendments. (CCRIT 2)