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Founding Documents

Section 8 – The Founding of America Documents

Standards Addressed in this Chapter

Content Statements:  5, 6, 7

Essential Question: What rights and responsibilities are established in the founding of America documents?

I Can Statements

  • I can explain why American colonists wanted independence from Great Britain.
  • I can explain the terms of the Northwest Ordinance.
  • I can describe the three branches of government established in both the Ohio Constitution and the U.S. Constitution.
  • I can explain how the U.S. Constitution limits government power by protecting citizens.
  • I can list the five rights of the first amendment.


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