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Topic: Origins of colonial government and politics 

United States History

 Standard 4.  Understands how political, religious, and social institutions emerged in the English colonies
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the development of colonial governments (e.g., how early colonies differed in the way they were established and governed, how characteristics of colonial self-government such as the right to vote and hold office were reflected in the Mayflower Compact)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how early colonies differed in the way they were established and governed
     2.Understands how characteristics of colonial self-government were reflected in the Mayflower Compact
     3.Knows that the right to vote was reflected in the Mayflower Compact
     4.Knows that the right to hold office was reflected in the Mayflower Compact
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the concepts that contributed to the "rights of Englishmen" (e.g., as found in the Magna Carta, English Common law, the English Bill of Rights [1689])
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the concepts found in the Magna Carta that contributed to the "rights of Englishmen"
     2.Understands the concepts found in English Common law that contributed to the "rights of Englishmen"
     3.Understands the concepts found in the English Bill of Rights (1689) that contributed to the "rights of Englishmen"
   Benchmark 3.Understands the impact of the English Civil War and the Glorious Revolution on the colonies
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the impact of the English Civil War on the colonies
     2.Understands the impact of the Glorious Revolution on the colonies
   Benchmark 4.Understands how political, social, and economic tensions led to violent conflicts between the colonists and their governments (e.g. Bacon's rebellion, the Paxton Boys Massacre)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how political tensions led to violent conflicts between colonists and their governments
     2.Understands how social tensions led to violent conflicts between the colonists and their governments
     3.Understands how economic tensions led to violent conflicts between colonists and their governments
     4.Understands how political, social, and economic tensions led to Bacon’s rebellion
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands influences on the development of representative government in colonial America (e.g., conflicts between legislative and executive branches in Virginia, New York, and Massachusetts; how different colonies adopted different laws and governmental frameworks; how demography influenced different forms of government in the colonies; the influence of colonial institutions; how an abundance of land, devotion to private property, and a competitive entrepreneurial spirit influenced the idea of participatory government)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the conflicts between legislative and executive branches in Virginia influenced the development of representative government in colonial America
     2.Understands how the conflicts between legislative and executive branches in New York influenced the development of representative government in colonial America
     3.Understands how the conflicts between legislative and executive branches in Massachusetts influenced the development of representative government in colonial America
     4.Understands how different colonies adopting different laws influenced the development of representative government in colonial America
     5.Understands how different colonies adopting different governmental frameworks influenced the development of representative government in colonial America
     6.Understands how demography influenced the development of different forms of government in the colonies
     7.Understands how colonial institutions influenced the development of representative government in colonial America
     8.Understands how an abundance of land influenced the development of representative government in colonial America
     9.Understands how devotion to private property influenced the development of representative government in colonial America
     10.Understands how a competitive entrepreneurial spirit influenced the idea of participatory government in colonial America
   Benchmark 6.Understands the elements of ethnic, class, and race relations in conflicts between backwoodsmen and planters of colonial America (e.g., Bacon's Rebellion, Leisler's Rebellion, the Carolina Regulators and Paxton Boys revolts)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the element of ethnic relations in conflicts between backwoodsmen and planters of colonial America
     2.Understands the element of class relations in conflicts between backwoodsmen and planters of colonial America
     3.Understands the element of race relations in conflicts between backwoodsmen and planters of colonial America
     4.Knows about Bacon’s Rebellion
     5.Knows about Leisler’s Rebellion
     6.Knows about Carolina Regulators
     7.Knows about the Paxton Boys revolts