1 Knowledge of the principles expressed in documents shaping constitutional democracy in the United States
1.A Purposes and principles of the Declaration of Independence
1.A.1 With assistance, read and analyze the text of the Declaration of Independence to determine important principles that it contains including inalienable rights, government by the consent of the governed and the redress of grievances.
1.B Purposes and principles of the Constitution
1.B.1 Explain the major purposes of the U.S. Constitution.
1.B.2 With assistance, research and analyze the text of the U.S. Constitution to determine important principles such as limited government, rule of law, majority rules, minority rights, separation of powers, checks and balances and popular sovereignty.