4.13 Government. The student understands important ideas in historical documents of Texas and the United States. The student is expected to:

4.13(A) identify the purposes and explain the importance of the Texas Declaration of Independence and the Texas Constitution;

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4.13(B) identify and explain the basic functions of the three branches of government according to the Texas Constitution; and

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4.13(C) identify the intent, meaning, and importance of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights (Celebrate Freedom Week).