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									                                                      Civics Cumulative Test Learning Targets   December 2011

  1.1 I can define the following terms: civics, citizen, duty, immigrant, patriotism
      government, naturalization, deport, democracy, republic, dictatorship, theocracy,
      responsibility, and rights.
  1.2 I can compare/contrast the following types of government: democracy, republic,
      monarchy, dictatorship, and theocracy.
  1.4 I can categorize government actions into the appropriate function.
  1.6 I can describe what life would be like without government according to Thomas
      Hobbes.
  1.7 I can list the three levels of government
1.10. I can identify the two ways that a person can become a United States citizen.
1.11 I can determine if a person is born a United States or not.
1.12 I can identify and describe the six steps of the naturalization process.
1.13 I can explain differences and similarities between legal and illegal aliens.
1.14 I can identify the most common way that a person loses U.S. citizenship.
1.16 I can describe the difference between a duty and responsibility.
1.17 I can list and describe 5 duties of American citizens.
1.18 I can list and describe 5 responsibilities of American citizens.

 2.1 I can define the following terms: monarch, legislature, Parliament
     precedent, common law, colony, charter, compact, mercantilism
     boycott, repeal, delegate, independence, constitution, bicameral,
     confederation, ratify, and amend.
 2.2 I can explain the following important concepts: inalienable rights,
     popular sovereignty, rule of law, state of nature, and social contract.
 2.5 I can explain how the following British Acts affected the colonists:
     Stamp Act, Quartering, Act, Declaratory Act, Tea Act, and the
     Covercive, or Intolerable, Acts
 2.6 I can compare/contast the Virginia House of Burgesses and the
     Mayflower Compact.
 2.7 I can identify the reason most colonists felt that they should be
     able to control their own affairs, and not the king.
 2.8 I can give the cause and effect of the 1st Continental Congress.
 2.9 I can identify where the first two battles of the Revolutionary War
     took place.
2.12 I can identify the primary author of the Declaration of
     Independence.
2.13 I can identify and explain the four parts of the Declaration of
     Independence.
2.14 I can identify the date on which the United States declared
     independence from England.
                                                       Civics Cumulative Test Learning Targets                               December 2011

  3.5   I can identify the first constitution of the United States.
  3.6   I can identify the second constitution of the United States.
  3.9   I can identify and describe 5 weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.
3.10.   I can explain the importance of Shays' Rebellion with regard to the
        Philadelphia Convention.
3.11    I can identify the date and location of the Philadelphia Convention.
3.13    I can identify and describe the key components of the opposing plans in the
        following compromises: Great Compromise, Three-Fifths Compromise,
        Slave Trade and Commerce Compromise, and the Electoral College
        Compromise.
3.14    I can identify the two opposing groups with regard to ratifying the new
        Constitution.
3.16    I can identify the date on which the U.S. Constitution went into effect.
3.17    I can define the following terms: bicameral, confederation, ratify, Great                http://quizlet.com/_451po
        Compromise, Electoral College, Federalists, Anti-Federalists, federalism,
        amend, Philadelphia (Constitutional) Convention, legislative branch, judicial
        branch, executive branch, natural law, unalienable rights, Articles of
        Confedration, Shays' Rebellion, tariff, New Jersey Plan, Virginia Plan, equal
        representation, proportional representation, three-fifths clause, and
        Framers.

 4.1 I can define the following terms: legislative branch, executive branch,                     http://quizlet.com/_4gf4n
     judicial branch, federalism, amend, Bill of Rights, Preamble, popular
     sovereignty, rule of law, separation of powers, checks and balances,
     expressed powers, reserved powers, concurrent powers, writ of habeas
     corpus, bills of attainder, and ex post facto law.
 4.2 I can define the following terms: civil liberties, censorship, petition,                    http://quizlet.com/_4gf4n
     slander, libel, search warrant, indictment, grand jury, double jeopardy,
     due process, eminent domain, bail, and suffrage.
 4.4 I can indentify the three parts of the Constitution.
 4.6 I can list and describe the six purposes of government listed in the Preamble.
 4.7 I can identify what each of the seven Articles of the Constitution addresses.
4.11 I can explain what the Bill of Rights is and describe it's purpose.                         begin Chapter 4
4.12 I can list the five freedoms protected by the 1st Amendment.
4.13 I can identify the rights protected by Amendments 1-10.
4.14 I can explain the limitations place on our 1st Amendment rights.

 5.1 I can define the following terms: political party, two-party system, one-party              http://quizlet.com/_4w3mm
     system, multiparty system, third party, platform, plank, precinct, nomination,              Chapter 9
     primary, plurality, conservative, liberal, moderate, and ideology.
                                                       Civics Cumulative Test Learning Targets                               December 2011

  5.2 I can define the following terms: polling place, ballot, absentee ballot,                  http://quizlet.com/_4w3mm
      returns, exit poll, elecorate, apathy, Electoral College, winner-take-all system,          Chapter 10
      propaganda, political action committee (PAC), incumbent, and popular vote.
  5.3 I can differentiate between the following types of party systems: one-party,
      two-party, and multiparty. (know strengths and weaknesses of each)
  5.4 I can identify the two major political parties in the U.S. today.
  5.5 I can describe the basic difference between Democrats and Republicans.
  5.6 I can identify and describe the two steps of electing candidates to office.
  5.9 I can identify the four qualifications to vote in the United States.
5.10. I can explain the reason Congress passed the "National Motor Voter
      Registration Act" (Motor Voter Act) in 1995.
5.11 I can explain the purpose of casting an absentee ballot.

 6.1 I can define the following terms: economics, supply, demand, goods,
     services, consumer, supply curve, demand curve, scarcity, and resources.
 6.2 I can determine how the price of goods affect supply and demand.
 6.3 I can explain what the purpose of a personal budget is.

								
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