Minnesota Academic Standards
MN.7. Grade 7: United States Studies (1800 to present)
7.1. Citizenship and Government
7.1.2. Civic Values and Principles of Democracy
126.96.36.199. The United States is based on democratic values and principles that include liberty, individual rights, justice, equality, the rule of law, limited government, common good, popular sovereignty, majority rule and minority rights.
188.8.131.52.1. Identify examples of how principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence and Preamble to the Constitution have been applied throughout United States history, including how they have evolved (if applicable) over time.
7.1.3. Rights and Responsibilities
184.108.40.206. Individuals in a republic have rights, duties and responsibilities.
220.127.116.11.1. Explain landmark Supreme Court decisions involving the Bill of Rights and other individual protections; explain how these decisions helped define the scope and limits of personal, political and economic rights.
7.1.4. Governmental Institutions and Political Processes
18.104.22.168. The primary purposes of rules and laws within the United States constitutional government are to protect individual rights, promote the general welfare and provide order.
22.214.171.124.1. Analyze how the Constitution and the Bill of Rights limits the government and the governed, protects individual rights, supports the principle of majority rule while protecting the rights of the minority, and promotes the general welfare.
126.96.36.199.2. Describe the amendment process and the impact of key constitutional amendments.
188.8.131.52. Free and fair elections are key elements of the United States political system.
184.108.40.206.1. Analyze how changes in election processes over time contributed to freer and fairer elections.
7.4.4. United States History
220.127.116.11. As the United States shifted from its agrarian roots into an industrial and global power, the rise of big business, urbanization and immigration led to institutionalized racism, ethnic and class conflict and new efforts at reform. (Development of an Industrial United States: 1870-1920)
18.104.22.168.5. Describe the strategies used by suffragists in their campaigns to secure the right to vote; identify the Nineteenth Amendment. (Development of an Industrial United States: 1870-1920)
MN.6.12. Reading Benchmarks: Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-12
Craft and Structure
22.214.171.124. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
126.96.36.199. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
188.8.131.52. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.