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Skills available for Maryland eighth-grade social studies standards

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1 Colonization (1607-1754)

2 The American Revolution (1754-1783)

3 Founding of the New Government (1776-1791)

4 A New Nation (1787-1825)

  • 4.1 The Early Republic

  • 4.2 The Second War of Independence

    • 4.2.1 Students will analyze the emerging foreign policy of the United States by:

      • 4.2.1.a Identifying the domestic and foreign causes of the War of 1812.

      • 4.2.1.b Explaining the political, geographic, and military factors that led to the American defeat of the British.

      • 4.2.1.c Analyzing how the War of 1812 impacted Native tribes, American political parties, and American nationalism.

5 Geographic Expansion and Political Division (1820-1860)

6 Civil War and Reunion (1860-1896)

7 Growth of Industrial America (1877-1890)

  • 7.1 Industrialization

    • 7.1.1 Students will analyze the causes and consequences of Industrialization in the late 19th century United States by:

      • 7.1.1.a Evaluating how improved use of resources, new technology and inventions, and transportation networks influenced the growth of industrialization and urbanization.

      • 7.1.1.b Describing the impact of business leaders, laissez-faire capitalism, and the use of trusts/monopolies on the American economy.

      • 7.1.1.c Evaluating the impact of industrialization and laissez-faire policies on labor.

      • 7.1.1.d Identifying responses to post-Civil War immigration.

    • 7.2.1 Students will analyze the causes and consequences of westward expansion by:

      • 7.2.1.a Describing the impact of geography and technology on the settlement of the west.

      • 7.2.1.b Evaluating the Native Americans responses to western migration.

      • 7.2.1.c Evaluating the impact of government actions on patterns of immigration.

      • 7.2.1.d Describing the impact of geographic expansion on rights for African Americans, Chinese immigrants, and the political and legal rights to women.