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Topic: Development of state and national government post-American Revolution 

United States History

 Standard 7.  Understands the impact of the American Revolution on politics, economy, and society
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the major political issues in the thirteen colonies after their independence from England (e.g., arguments over the Articles of Confederation, arguments over how to govern themselves)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the arguments over the Articles of Confederation
     2.Understands the arguments over how to govern themselves (colonies)
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the differences among several state constitutions (e.g., various applications of 18th-century republicanism, such as virtue in government, balancing the interests of different social groups, service to the common good, representation, separation of powers, judicial independence, and the legitimacy of slavery)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands differences in how several states applied 18th-century republicanism to their state constitutions
     2.Understands differences in how several states applied the concept of virtue in government to their state constitutions
     3.Understands the differences in how several states applied the need to balance the interests of different social groups to their state constitutions
     4.Understands the differences in how several states applied the concept of service to the common good to their state constitutions
     5.Understands the differences in how several states applied the concept of representation to their state constitution
     6.Understands the differences in how several states applied the concept of separation of powers to their state constitution
     7.Understands the differences in how several states applied the concept of judicial independence to their state constitution
     8.Understands the differences in how several states applied the concept of legitimacy of slavery to their state constitution