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Florida Civic Literacy Exam Resources Guide: Competency One

American Democracy

Students should be able to identify, explain, interpret, and apply the principles and practices of American democracy and the republican form of government.

Competency One Workshop Slides



The Social Contract
Checks and Balances/Separation of Powers
Rule of Law
Due Process
Equality Under the Law
Popular Sovereignty
Natural Rights and Natural Law
Individual Liberty
Republicanism and Representative Democratic Government
Majority Rule and Minority Rights
Equal Protection
Bill of Rights and the Protections of Civil Rights and Liberties

Please Note: This information is provided by the FDOE Supplemental Guide for the Florida Civic Literacy Exam