OH.5. Government: Students use knowledge of the purposes, structures and processes of political systems at the local, state, national and international levels to understand that people create systems of government as structures of power and authority to provide order, maintain stability and promote the general welfare.
5.2. Grade Level Indicator: Role of Government: Explain the essential characteristics of American democracy including: The people are the source of the government's authority; All citizens have the right and responsibility to vote and influence the decisions of the government; The government is run directly by the people or through elected representatives; The powers of government are limited by law; Basic rights of individuals are guaranteed by the Constitution.
OH.6. Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: Students use knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in order to examine and evaluate civic ideals and to participate in community life and the American democratic system.
6.B. Identify rights and responsibilities of citizenship in the United States that are important for preserving democratic government.