U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Test
ARIZONA COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS STANDARDS
6-8.RH.1. Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
6-8.RH.2. Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
6-8.RH.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
6-8.RH.7. Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
6-8.WHST.9. Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research
Government Terms Study Guide
Foundations of Government
PO 1. Describe how the following philosophies and documents influenced the creation of the Constitution:
a. Magna Carta
b. English Bill of Rights
c. Montesquieus separation of power
d. John Lockes theories of natural law, social contract
e. Mayflower Compact
f. Declaration of Independence
g. Articles of Confederation
PO 2. Analyze the purpose (e.g., weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation) and outcome (e.g., compromises) of the Constitutional Convention.
PO 3. Analyze the struggle (e.g., Federalist Papers, Bill of <br>Rights) between the federalists and the anti-federalists over <br>the ratification of the Constitution.
Concept 2: Structure of Government
PO 1. Describe the following principles on which the Constitution (as the Supreme Law of the Land) was founded:
a. federalism (i.e., enumerated, reserved, and concurrent powers)
b. popular sovereignty
c. Separation of Powers
d. checks and balances
e. limited government
f. flexibility (i.e., Elastic Clause, amendment process)
PO 2. Differentiate the roles and powers of the three branches of the federal government.
PO 3. Explain the electoral process (e.g., primary and general elections, electoral college).
PO 4. Explain how a candidate can be elected president (e.g., Adams-Jackson, Hayes-Tilden, Bush-Gore) without receiving a majority of popular vote.
PO 5. Describe the line of succession to the presidency as stated in the 25th Amendment.
Concept 3: Functions of Government
PO 1. Compare the ways the federal and Arizona governments operate:
a. three branches
c. election process (e.g., congressional and legislative districts, propositions, voter registration)
PO 2. Compare the process of how a bill becomes a law at the federal and state level.
PO 3. Describe the following forms of direct democracy in Arizona:
c. recall process
PO 4. Compare the roles and relationships of different levels of government (e.g., federal, state, county, city/town, tribal).
PO 5. Describe the significance of the Amendments to the Constitution.
Concept 4: Rights, Responsibilities, and Roles of Citizenship
PO 1. Describe the benefits of community service.
PO 2. Discuss the character traits (e.g., respect, responsibility, fairness, involvement) that are important to the preservation and improvement of constitutional democracy in the United States
PO 3. Describe the importance of citizens being actively involved in the democratic process (i.e., voting, student government, involvement in political decision making, analyzing issues, petitioning public officials).
PO 4. Explain the obligations and responsibilities of citizenship:
a. upholding the Constitution
b. obeying the law
c. paying taxes
d. registering for selective service
e. jury duty
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