National Standards for Civics and Government (NSCG)
What are civic life, politics, and government? What are alternative ways of organizing constitutional governments?
Confederal, federal, and unitary systems. Students should be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of confederal, federal, and unitary systems of government. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
Identify examples of confederal, federal, and unitary systems in the history of the United States, e.g.,
Confederal system--the United States under the Articles of Confederation and the Confederate States of America
What are the foundations of the American political system? What are the distinctive characteristics of American society?
Distinctive characteristics of American society. Students should be able to identify and explain the importance of historical experience and geographic, social, and economic factors that have helped to shape American society. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
Explain important factors that have helped shape American society
Large scale immigration