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The student understands the causes and effects of European colonization in the United States beginning in 1565, the founding of St. Augustine. The student is expected to:
Explain when, where, and why groups of people explored, colonized, and settled in the United States, including the search for religious freedom and economic gain;
Describe the accomplishments of significant individuals during the colonial period, including William Bradford, Anne Hutchinson, William Penn, John Smith, John Wise, and Roger Williams.
The student understands how conflict between the American colonies and Great Britain led to American independence. The student is expected to:
Identify and analyze the causes and effects of events prior to and during the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War and the Boston Tea Party;
Identify the Founding Fathers and Patriot heroes, including John Adams, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Nathan Hale, Thomas Jefferson, the Sons of Liberty, and George Washington, and their motivations and contributions during the revolutionary period;
Summarize the results of the American Revolution, including the establishment of the United States and the development of the U. S. Military.
The student understands the events that led from the Articles of Confederation to the creation of the U. S. Constitution and the government it established. The student is expected to:
Identify the issues that led to the creation of the U. S. Constitution, including the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation;
Identify the contributions of individuals, including James Madison, and others such as George Mason, Charles Pinckney, and Roger Sherman who helped create the U. S. Constitution.
The student understands political, economic, and social changes that occurred in the United States during the 19th century. The student is expected to:
Describe the causes and effects of the War of 1812;
Identify and explain how changes resulting from the Industrial Revolution led to conflict among sections of the United States;
Identify reasons people moved west;
Identify significant events and concepts associated with U. S. Territorial expansion, including the Louisiana Purchase, the expedition of Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny;
Identify the causes of the Civil War, including sectionalism, states' rights, and slavery, and the effects of the Civil War, including Reconstruction and the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the U. S. Constitution;
Explain how industry and the mechanization of agriculture changed the American way of life;
Identify the challenges, opportunities, and contributions of people from various American Indian and immigrant groups.
The student understands important issues, events, and individuals in the United States during the 20th and 21st centuries. The student is expected to:
Analyze various issues and events of the 20th century such as industrialization, urbanization, increased use of oil and gas, the Great Depression, the world wars, the civil rights movement, and military actions;
Analyze various issues and events of the 21st century such as the War on Terror and the 2008 presidential election;
Identify the accomplishments of individuals and groups such as Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony, Dwight Eisenhower, Martin Luther King Jr. , Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Colin Powell, the Tuskegee Airmen, and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team who have made contributions to society in the areas of civil rights, women's rights, military actions, and politics.

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