Explain a grievance listed in the Declaration of Independence in terms of its relationship to Enlightenment ideas of natural rights and the social contract.
Show how the Northwest Ordinance, in providing government for the Northwest Territory, established a precedent for governing the United States.
Develop an argument that a particular provision of the Constitution of the United States would help address a problem facing the United States in the 1780s.
Explain a provision of the Constitution of the United States in terms of how it reflects Enlightenment thinking.
Compare the arguments of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists on a common topic related to the ratification of the Constitution of the United States and hypothesize why the winning argument was more persuasive.
Cite evidence for historical precedents to the rights incorporated in the Bill of Rights.