Social Studies - 2017-18
GOVT.4d - Articles of the United States Constitution
The student will apply social science skills to understand the Constitution of the United States by
d) defining the structure of the national government outlined in Article I, Article II, and Article III;
Big Themes/Concepts: Power & Authority
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
Articles I, II, and III of the Constitution
of the United States establish three
branches of government.
Organization of the national government
Article I establishes the legislative branch of the national government by setting forth the two houses of Congress to make laws.
Article II establishes the executive branch to carry out the laws passed by Congress.
Article III creates the United States Supreme Court and empowers Congress to establish lower federal courts to interpret