9-12 Standards National Standards for Civics and Government
is civic life? What is politics? What is government? Why are government and politics
necessary? What purposes should government serve?
What values and principles
are basic to American constitutional democracy?
How are power and responsibility
distributed, shared, and limited in the government established by the United States
What is the place of law in the American constitutional system?
does the American political system provide for choice and opportunities for participation?
has the United States influenced other nations, and how have other nations influenced
American politics and society?
What are the rights of citizens?
are the responsibilities of citizens?
How can citizens take part in civic