Florida Sunshine State Standards Civics mid-term review. Follows Hillsborough County's curriculum order. 21 pages long.
Review is set up in 3 columns: Term review, multiple-choice, and extra space for notes and covers all of 1st semester's recommended topics.
Recognize how Enlightenment ideas including Montesquieu's view of separation of power and John Locke's theories related to
natural law and how Locke's social contract influenced the Founding Fathers.
Trace the impact that the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact, and Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" had on colonists' views of government.
Describe how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
Analyze the ideas (natural rights, role of the government) and complaints set forth in the Declaration of Independence.
Identify how the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation led to the writing of the Constitution.
Interpret the intentions of the Preamble of the Constitution.
Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of powers and checks and balances.
Explain the viewpoints of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists regarding the ratification of the Constitution and inclusion of a bill of rights.
Compare different forms of government (direct democracy, representative democracy, socialism, communism, monarchy, oligarchy, autocracy).
Compare parliamentary, federal, confederal, and unitary systems of government.
Illustrate the structure and function (three branches of government established in Articles I, II, and III with corresponding powers) of government in the United States as established in the Constitution.
Identify the relationship and division of powers between the federal government and state governments.
Explain the Constitutional amendment process.
Analyze the structure, functions, and processes of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
Also Assesses: SS.7.C.3.9 - Illustrate the law making process at the local, state, and federal levels.
Compare the constitutions of the United States and Florida.
Differentiate between local, state, and federal governments' obligations and services.