Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

The delegates to the Constitutional Convention embraced the difficult duty of crafting a government that appropriately distributed the power between the national government and the states. For the Founders, the principle of federalism was a means of protecting liberty by limiting and dividing government power. This lesson explores the principle of federalism, how it is constructed in the Constitution and examine the relationship between national and state powers.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Federalism Limited Government Inalienable Rights, Separation of Powers, Republican Government Constitution , Supreme Court

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.1.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Distinguish the responsibilities and powers of government officials at various levels and branches of government and in different times and places.

D2.Civ.5.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain the origins, functions, and structure of different systems of government, including those created by the U.S. and state constitutions.

D2.Civ.4.6-8: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain the powers and limits of the three branches of government, public officials, and bureaucracies at different levels in the United States and in other countries.
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