IL.14. Political Systems: Understand political systems, with an emphasis on the United States.
14.A. Understand and explain basic principles of the United States government.
14.A.3. Describe how responsibilities are shared and limited by the United States and Illinois Constitutions and significant court decisions.
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.
14.F.3b. Describe how United States political ideas and traditions were instituted in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
IL.16. History: Understand events, trends, individuals and movements shaping the history of Illinois, the United States and other nations.
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.
16.B.3c. Local, State, and United States History: Describe the way the Constitution has changed over time as a result of amendments and Supreme Court decisions.