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Nevada And U.S. Constitution
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Nevada Government – Structure and Political Actions
- Analyze political, social, and economic issues affecting the future of Nevada.
- Identify the roles of federal and state governments in western U.S. water policy.
- Explain how the Nevada Constitution and state court decisions impact Nevada land ownership and use.
U.S. Constitution – Philosophical Roots and Development
- Identify the major components of the culture of American politics.
- Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.
- Explain the role of limited government and self-government principles.
- Summarize the historical and current views of federalism in the United States.
U.S. Constitution – Introduction to Institutions and Civil Liberties
- Differentiate the major functions and responsibilities of the three branches of government distinguished in the Constitution.
- Evaluate the effects of the Bill of Rights in society.
- Describe the effects of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968 on the African American struggle for equality.
U.S. Constitutional Challenges – Courts and Civil Liberties
- Evaluate court decisions and protections regarding freedom of speech and freedom of press.
- Assess the current views of the First Amendment provision regarding religion.
- Describe the evolution of the right of privacy in the Constitution to Supreme Court decisions.
- Evaluate the rights provided to persons accused of crimes.
Nevada History – The Formative Period
- Compare the government of Nevada to other states’ governments on important issues.
- Identify factors that delayed the establishment of the Nevada territory.
- Explain the role of the mining industry in the adoption of the 1864 Nevada Constitution.
- Explore the development of civil liberties and Nevada politics.
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