Montana Content Standards
MT.2. Students analyze how people create and change structures of power, authority, and governance to understand the operation of government and to demonstrate civic responsibility.
2.1. Students will describe the purpose of government and how the powers of government are acquired, maintained and used.
2.2. Students will identify and describe basic features of the political system in the United States and identify representative leaders from various levels (e.g., local, state, tribal, federal, branches of government).
2.3. Students will identify the significance of tribal sovereignty and Montana tribal governments' relationship to local, state and federal governments.
2.4. Students will analyze and explain governmental mechanisms used to meet the needs of citizens, manage conflict, and establish order and security.
2.5. Students will identify and explain the basic principles of democracy (e.g., Bill of Rights, individual rights, common good, equal opportunity, equal protection of the laws, majority rule).