Understand that the Bill of Rights limits the power of the federal government and state governments.

Government Power

This inquiry set introduces essential documents and organizing principles of the United States government. This set brings the student to the center of these abstract texts and principles by posing the question “how much power should the government have over citizens?” This question has been the subject of much rhetoric, debate, and protest over the country’s history. Students will read and evaluate how important founding documents sought to address this question.