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2. Explain essential characteristics of the political system of the United States, including the organization and function of political parties and the process of selecting political leaders. Describing the influence of John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Paine, Niccolò Machiavelli, Charles de Montesquieu, and François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) on the political system of the United States
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10. Describe individual and civic responsibilities of citizens of the United States.
Examples: individual—respect for rights of others, self-discipline, negotiation, compromise, fiscal responsibility
civic—respect for law, patriotism, participation in political process, fiscal responsibility Differentiating rights, privileges, duties, and responsibilities between citizens and noncitizens Explaining how United States' citizenship is acquired by immigrants Explaining character traits that are beneficial to individuals and society
Examples: honesty, courage, compassion, civility, loyalty
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12. Evaluate constitutional provisions of the executive branch of the government of the United States, including checks by the executive branch on other branches of government and powers, duties as head of state and head of government, the electoral process, and the Twenty-fifth Amendment. Critiquing informal powers of the President of the United States, including press conferences, State of the Union addresses, total media access, head of party, and symbolic powers of the Oval Office Identifying the influence of White House staff on the President of the United States Ranking powers held by the President's Cabinet, including roles of Cabinet secretaries, appropriations by Congress, appointment and confirmation, and operation of organization Comparing diverse backgrounds, socioeconomic status, and levels of education of United States' presidents
National Council on Social Studies
NCSS - C.9-12.3 Principles of Democracy - How Does the Government Established by the Constiuttion Embody the Purposes, Values, and Principles of American Democracy?
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Students will observe a typical week in the life of the President of the United States.
Students will connect roles of the President to current events that occurred in the week prior to the completion of this assignment.