- How much power should the
government of a sovereign state have over individuals and governmental
entities within that state?
- Should the majority always rule?
- Is the Founders’ fear of
government as valid today as it was in the 1700s?
- Does the U.S. Constitution effectively
address the concerns in the following quote?
From the nature of man, we may be
sure that those who have power in their hands… will always, when they can…
Learning Target(s) Vocabulary in Blue
Students will be able to…
- Explain the four characteristics of a state
- Describe the four ways states are created
- Analyze the six basic principles of government as stated in the preamble to the U.S. Constitution.
- Describe the basic functions of the three branches of government
- Compare and contrast the Articles of Confederation and Constitution
- Explain how the amendment process reflects both popular sovereignty and Federalism
- Identify Constitutional powers held exclusively by National and state governments and the powers they share.
- Read and analyze important original source documents