LO 1.A.1: Compare how various models of representative democracy are reflected through major institutions, policies, events, or debates in the U.S.
LO 1.B.1: Analyze and compare democratic ideals reflected in U.S. foundational documents.
LO 1.B.2: Compare and interpret Federalist and Anti-Federalist views on central government and democracy.
LO 1.C.1: Explain the relationship between key provisions of the Articles of Confederation and the debate over granting greater power to the federal government formerly reserved to the states.
LO 1.C.2: Analyze causes and effects of constitutional compromises in addressing political, economic, and regional divisions.
LO 1.C.3: Explain how the issues raised in the ratification debate are reflected in ongoing philosophical disagreements about democracy and governmental power.
LO 1.D.1: Evaluate the relationship between separation of powers and checks and balances.
LO 1.E.1: Assess how the distribution of powers among three federal branches affects policy making.
LO 1.F.1: Explain how and why the appropriate balance of power between national and state governments has been interpreted differently over time.
LO 1.F.2: Analyze questions over the allocation and scope of central power within a federal structure.