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Standard 6.Understands the advantages and disadvantages of federal, confederal, and unitary systems of government
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   1. Not appropriate for this level
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   1. Not appropriate for this level
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   1. Not appropriate for this level
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   1. Knows the basic characteristics of a confederal system of government (e.g., sovereign states delegate powers to a national government for specific purposes), and knows examples of this system of government (e.g., the United States under the Articles of Confederation and the Confederate States of America)
   2. Knows the basic characteristics of a federal system of government (e.g., power is divided and shared between national and state governments), and knows examples of this system of government (e.g., the government of the United States)
   3. Knows the basic characteristics of a unitary system of government (e.g., power is concentrated in a central government; state and local governments can exercise only those powers given to them by the central government), and knows examples of this system of government (e.g., state governments of the United States)
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Understands how power is distributed, shared, and limited in confederal, federal, and unitary systems of government (e.g., in terms of effectiveness, prevention of the abuse of power, responsiveness to popular will, stability)
   2. Knows the advantages and disadvantages of confederal, federal, and unitary systems in fulfilling the purposes of constitutional government