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SS.7.C.2.8 - Political Parties

Reporting Category 1: Origins and Purposes of Law and Government

Reporting Category 1: General

Enlightenment Ideas: SS.7.C.1.1

Impact of Key Documents: SS.7.C.1.2

English Policies: SS.7.C.1.3

Declaration of Independence: SS.7.C.1.4

Articles of Confederation: SS.7.C.1.5

Preamble of the Constitution: SS.7.C.1.6

Separation of Powers and Checks & Balances: SS.7.C.1.7

Federalists and Anti-Federalists: SS.7.C.1.8

Rule of Law: SS.7.C.1.9

Sources & Types of Laws: SS.7.C.3.10

Reporting Category 2: Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities of Citizens

Reporting Category 2: General

Citizenship: SS.7.C.2.1

Obligations of Citizens: SS.7.C.2.2

Bill of Rights & Other Amendments: SS.7.C.2.4

Constitutional Safeguards & Limits: SS.7.C.2.5

Constitutional Rights: SS.7.C.3.6

13th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 24th, & 26th Amendments: SS.7.C.3.7

Landmark Supreme Court Cases: SS.7.C.3.12

Reporting Category 3: Government Policies and Political Processes

Reporting Category 3: General

Political Parties: SS.7.C.2.8

Qualifications for Political Office: SS.7.C.2.9

Monitoring & Influencing Government: SS.7.C.2.10

Media & Political Communications: SS.7.C.2.11

Public Policy: SS.7.C.2.12

Multiple Perspectives: SS.7.C.2.13

U.S. Domestic & Foreign Policy: SS.7.C.4.1

Participation in International Organizations: SS.7.C.4.2

U.S. & International Conflicts: SS.7.C.4.3

Reporting Category 4: Organization and Function of Government

Reporting Category 4: General

Forms of Government: SS.7.C.3.1

Systems of Government: SS.7.C.3.2

Three Branches of Government: SS.7.C.3.3

Federalism: SS.7.C.3.4

Amendment Process: SS.7.C.3.5

Structure, Function, & Processes of Government: SS.7.C.3.8

Court System: SS.7.C.3.11

United States & Florida Constitutions: SS.7.C.3.13

Government Obligations & Services: SS.7.C.3.14

What You Need to Know:

Student Review Reading for SS.7.C.2.8

Identify America's current political parties, and illustrate their ideas about government.

Overview:

Benchmark Clarifications: 

  • Students will compare current political parties’ ideas about government. Read more!
  • Students will evaluate the impact political parties have on society, government, or the political system. Read more!

Example One (Low Complexity)

What are the names of the two major political parties in the United States today?

A. Democratic and Republican

B. Democratic and Libertarian

C. Socialist and Republican

D. Socialist and Libertarian

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Example Two (Moderate Complexity)

The statement below is from a political party platform.

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Which political party's position is represented in the statement?

A. Communist

B. Democratic

C. Republican

D. Socialist

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Example Three (High Complexity)

In the modern political system, which issue represents a basic disagreement between Republicans and Democrats?

A. the responsibilities of government

B. the frequency of national elections

C. the legality of the U.S. Constitution

D. the support for the U.S. military soldier

CLICK HERE FOR ANSWER & EXPLANATIONS

C.2.8 - Vocabulary

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Additional Resources

Textbook Review

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Chapter 10, Section 1 - p. 252-254