TN.5.4. Governance and Civics: Governance establishes structures of power and authority in order to provide order and stability. Civic efficacy requires understanding rights and responsibilities, ethical behavior, and the role of citizens within their community, nation, and world.
5.4.02. Describe the Constitution of the United States and the Tennessee State Constitution in principle and practice.
5.4.02.a. Explain the purposes of the United States Constitution as identified in the Preamble to the Constitution.
5.4.02.b. Identify the reasons for and describe the systems of checks and balances outlined in the United States Constitution.
5.4.02.c. Summarize the reasons for the creation of the Bill of Rights.
5.4.03. Understand the rights, responsibilities, and privileges of citizens living in a democratic republic.
5.4.03.c. Explain how public policies and citizen behaviors may or may not reflect the stated ideals of a democratic republican form of government.
5.4.03.e. Identify key ideals of the United States' democratic republican form of government such as individual human dignity, liberty, justice, equality, and the rule of law, and discuss their application in specific situations.
5.4.spi. Performance Indicators State:
5.4.spi.1. Distinguish between the local, state, and federal levels of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the American government.
5.4.spi.3. Recognize the rights established by the 13th, 14th, 15th and 19h amendments.
5.4.spi.5. Differentiate among the purposes stated in the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.