Social Studies - 2019-20

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;

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

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. 

ESSENTIALS

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 the laws.

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jun 22, 2017