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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   11  
  EALR:   1. CIVICS The student understands and applies knowledge of government, law, politics, and the nation's fundamental documents to make decisions about local, national, and international issues and to demonstrate thoughtful, participatory citizenship.  
  Component:   1.2 Understands the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   1.2.2 Evaluates the effectiveness of the system of checks and balances during a particular administration, court, Congress, or legislature.  
 
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Examples
-Critiques the effectiveness of checks and balances during the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his attempts to implement New Deal policies and increase the number of Supreme Court justices.
-Critiques the effectiveness of checks and balances during the Taft Court (1921—1930).
-Critiques the effectiveness of checks and balances during the Rehnquist Court (1986—2005).
-Critiques the effectiveness of checks and balances during Lyndon Johnson's tenure as the Senate Majority Leader (1954—1961).
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Reform, Prosperity, and the Great Depression (1918—1939)