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Standard 4-4.1

4-4.1 Compare the ideas in the Articles of Confederation with those in the United States Constitution, including how powers are now shared between state and national government and how individuals and states are represented in Congress.

Grade(s): 4

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2011

Government Simulation
Government Simulation


Students will complete a government simulation where they learn about the different responsibilities of each branch of government by becoming the different branches.

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5-minute historical visualization of the biography of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney who is an example of the enormous contribution South Carolinians made to the formation of the government of the United...
Henry Laurens | S.C. Hall of Fame


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