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


Standard 3: Purposes, Principles and Institutions of Government in the United States



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Standard 3: Purposes, Principles and Institutions of Government in the United States

Students explain how purposes, principles and institutions of government for the American people are established in the United States Constitution and reflected in the Indiana Constitution. Students also describe the structures and functions of American constitutional government at national, state and local levels and practice skills of citizenship in relationship to their constitutional government.
USG.3.1 Analyze the United States Constitution and explain characteristics of government in the United States, which define it as a federal, presidential, constitutional and representative democracy.

Resources

Constitution Annotated

Analysis and Interpretation of the Constitution

The Constitution Explained






How Was the Constitution Used to Organize the New Government?



USG.3.2 Explain the constitutional principles of federalism, separation of powers, the system of checks and balances, republican government or representative democracy, and popular sovereignty; provide examples of these principles in the governments of the United States and the state of Indiana.

Resources

Teaching Six Big Ideas in the Constitution (National Archives)

Four Key Constitutional Principles

USG.3.3 Identify and describe provisions of the United States Constitution and the Indiana Constitution that define and distribute powers and authority of the federal or state government.

Resources

Constitution of the United States

Indiana Constitution (1851)


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