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Middle School (SST) Social Studies
Civics Standard

SST-MS.C.02 Analyze the structures and functions of governments.


  • SST-MS.C.02.1 Analyze the structures and functions of governments.
  • SST-MS.C.02.2 Examine the role and purposes of government.
  • SST-MS.C.02.3 Analyze the structure, principles, and interpretation of the Constitution of the United States.
  • SST-MS.C.02.4 Explain the relationship among federal, state, tribal, and local governmental powers.
  • SST-MS.C.02.5 Explain the purposes, organization, powers, and processes of tribal and local governments.

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