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