SS.7.C.1.8 – Explain the viewpoints of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists regarding the ratification of the Constitution and inclusion of a bill of rights.
SS.7.C.1.7 – Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of
powers and checks and balances.
SS.7.C.1.9 – Define the rule of law and recognize its influence on the development of the American legal, political, and governmental systems.
SS.7.C.3.8 – Analyze the structure, functions, and processes of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
- Recognize the Anti-Federalists’ reasons for the inclusion of a bill of rights in the U.S.
- Recognize the Federalists’ reasons for a stronger, central government.
- Identify and define the Constitutional principles: limited government, popular
sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, federalism, and rule of law.
- Recognize examples of separation of powers and checks and balances.
- Identify examples and non-examples of rule of law.
- Understand the importance of rule of law in protecting citizens from abuse of power.
- Examine the processes of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.