Indiana Academic Standards Resource Guide United States Government Standards Approved March 2014


The Importance of a Democratic Constitution



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The Importance of a Democratic Constitution



USG.1.9 Evaluate how the United States Constitution establishes majority rule while protecting minority rights and balances the common good with individual liberties. (History; Individuals, Society and Culture)

Resources

Majority Rule/Minority Rights: Essential Principles

Majority Rule vs. Minority Rights



Standard 2: Foundations of Government in the United States

Students identify and define ideas at the core of government and politics in the United States, interpret Founding-Era documents and events associated with the core ideas, and explain how commitment to these foundational ideas constitutes a common American civic identity. They also analyze the meaning and application of core ideas to government, politics and civic life, and demonstrate how citizens apply these foundational ideas in civic and political life.

USG.2.1 Summarize the colonial, revolutionary, and Founding-Era experiences and events that led to the writing, ratification, and implementation of the United States Constitution (1787) and Bill of Rights (1791). (History; Individuals, Society and Culture)

Resources


Advice to Americans from Thomas Paine and George Washington, 1783

The Nature of the Republic

Attempts to Revise the Articles of Confederation

Articles of Confederation vs. the Constitution

Preparing for the Constitutional Convention

Federalist & Antifederalist Positions

The Debate Begins

The Last Day of the Constitutional Convention, 17 September 1787

The Bill of Rights: Its History and Significance

Advice to Americans (pdf)

Preparing for the Constitutional Convention (pdf)

Bill of Rights; A Primer


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