American Government – Document Based Questions

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Gr. 5 Government – Document Based and Constructed Response Questions For Elementary Students (DBQ CRQ


Write an introductory paragraph.
Use specific details from at least three documents in Part A.
You may include any other outside information that you have learned. Finish with a concluding paragraph.


For Part A, read each document carefully and answer the question or questions after each document. Then read the directions for Part B and write your essay.

For Part B, use your answers from Part A, information from the documents, and your knowledge of social studies to write a well organized essay. In the essay you should:

Explain how the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship have developed throughout history.

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