Social Studies Standards


Michigan Social Studies Standards as of June 2019.

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8-U3.3.4

Explain how the new Constitution resolved (or compromised) the major issues, including sharing and separation of power and checking of power among federal government institutions; dual sovereignty (state-federal power); rights of individuals; the Electoral College; the Three-Fifths Compromise; the Great Compromise; and relationships and affairs with tribal nations.

8-U3.3.5

Analyze the debates over the ratification of the Constitution from the

8-U3.3.6

Explain how the Bill of Rights reflected the concept of limited government, protection of basic freedoms, and the fear among many Americans of a strong central government.

8-U3.3.7

Use important ideas and documents to describe the philosophical origins of constitutional government in the United States with an emphasis on the following ideals: social contract, limited government, natural rights, right of revolution, separation of powers, bicameralism, republicanism, and popular participation in government.

8-U4.1.1

Washington’s Farewell – use President George Washington’s farewell address to analyze Washington's perspective on the most significant challenges the new nation faced.

8-U4.1.2

Establishing America’s Place in the World – assess the changes in America's relationships with other nations by analyzing the origins, intents, and purposes of treaties.

8-U4.1.3

Challenge of Political Conflict – examine the origins and intentions of early American political parties, including how they emerged, who participated and what influenced their ideologies.

8-U4.1.4

Establishing a National Judiciary and its Power – use Marbury v. Madison to explain the development of the power of the Supreme Court through the doctrine of judicial review.

8-U4.2.1

"Comparing the Northeast and the South – compare and contrast the social and economic systems of the Northeast , the South, and the Western Frontier (Kentucky, Ohio Valley, etc.) with respect to geography, climate, and the development of: • agriculture, including changes in productivity, technology, supply and demand,

8-U4.2.2

The Institution of Slavery – explain the ideology of the institution of slavery, its policies, and consequences.


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