Social Studies Standards

Michigan Social Studies Standards as of June 2019.

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Protecting and Insuring – assess the financial risk of lost income, assets, health, or identity, and determine if a person should accept the risk exposure, reduce risk, or transfer the risk to others by paying a fee now to avoid the possibility of a larger loss later.


F1.1 Identify the core ideals of American society as reflected in the documents below, and analyze the ways that American society moved toward and/or away from its core ideals:

  • the Declaration of Independence.
  • the original United States Constitution (including the Preamble).
  • the Bill of Rights.
  • the Gettysburg Address.
  • the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments. 


Using the American Revolution, the creation and adoption of the Constitution, and the Civil War as touchstones, develop and argument about the changing character of American political society and the roles of key individuals across cutlures in prompting/supporting the change.


Analyze how the changing character of American political society from 1791 to 1877 significant impact on the responsibilities of governments through the principle of federalism.


"Factors in the American Second Industrial Revolution – analyze the factors


Labor’s Response to Industrial Growth – evaluate the different responses of labor to industrial change, including the development of organized labor and the growth of populism and the populist movement.


"Urbanization – explain the causes and consequences of urbanization,


"Growth and Change – explain the social, political, economic, and cultural shifts taking place in the United States at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, by:


"Growth of U.S. Global Power – describe how America redefined its foreign policy between 1890 and 1914 and analyze the causes and consequences of the U.S.


"World War I – explain the causes of World War I, the reasons for American

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