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Bundled Rdg Passages for Differentiated Learning: The U.S. Government
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We the People
Lexile Flesch-Kincaid rdg level
1300 11.1 Regular Level
890 7.5 Modified Level
860 7.4 LARGE PRINT VERSION
Answer key included!
Standards based on Georgia, California, Virginia, and New York Government Standards
b.“We the people” from the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution as a reflection of consent of the governed or popular sovereignty.
The United States Constitution and respective Bills of Rights were developed as written plans for organizing the functions of government and safeguarding individual liberties.
4. 1. Discuss what the U.S. Constitution is and why it is important (i.e., a written document that defines the structure and purpose of the U.S. government and describes the shared powers of federal, state, and local governments).
1. List the shortcomings of the Articles of Confederation as set forth by their critics.
2. Explain the significance of the new Constitution of 1787, including the struggles over its ratification and the reasons for the addition of the Bill of Rights.
3. Understand the fundamental principles of American constitutional democracy, including how the government derives its power from the people and the primacy of individual liberty.
4. Understand how the Constitution is designed to secure our liberty by both empowering and limiting central government and compare the powers granted to citizens, Congress, the president, and the Supreme Court with those reserved to the states.
GOVT.4 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the Constitution of the United States by
b) identifying the purposes for government stated in the Preamble;
c) examining the fundamental principles upon which the Constitution of the United States is based, including the rule of law, consent of the governed, limited government, separation of powers, and federalism;