IL.14. Political Systems: Understand political systems, with an emphasis on the United States.
14.F. Understand the development of United States political ideas and traditions.
14.F.3a. Analyze historical influences on the development of political ideas and practices as enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Illinois Constitution.
IL.16. History: Understand events, trends, individuals and movements shaping the history of Illinois, the United States and other nations.
16.A. Apply the skills of historical analysis and interpretation.
16.A.3b. Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
16.B. Understand the development of significant political events.
16.B.3b. Local, State, and United States History: Explain how and why the colonies fought for their independence and how the colonists' ideas are reflected in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.