Reporting Category 1: Origins and Purposes of Law and Government

SS.7.C.1.1

Recognize how Enlightenment ideas including Montesquieu’s view of separation of powers and John Locke’s theories related to natural law and how Locke’s social contract influenced the Founding Fathers.

A = Low
B = Moderate
C = High
 

SS.7.C.1.2

Tracing the impact that the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact, and Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” had on colonists’ views of government.

A = Low
B = Moderate
C = High
 

SS.7.C.1.4

Analyze the ideas (natural rights, role of the government) and complaints set forth in the Declaration of Independence.

A = Low
B = Moderate
C = High
 

SS.7.C.1.6

Interpret the intentions of the Preamble of the Constitution.

A = Low
B = Moderate
C = High
 

SS.7.C.1.7

Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of powers and checks and balances.

A = Low
B = Moderate
C = High

 

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.

A = Low
B = Moderate
C = High
 


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