8.1.5 Describe how the English Bill of Rights, The Mayflower Compact, and The Virginia House of Burgesses led to the English Colonial idea of self-government. Describe the social structures that formed in the various colonies.
8.1.6 Describe the relationships between the various Native American and colonial groups.
8.2.2 Recognize and trace the major reasons for English taxes after the French and Indian War and colonial responses from 1763-1774 (Proclamation of 1763, Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Acts, Boston Massacre, Tea Act, Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts, etc.).
8.2.4 Compare and contrast the decisions that the First Continental Congress and Second Continental Congress made.
8.2.5 Examine the immediate events that led to the first shot of the Revolutionary War and the significance of major battles and places (Bunker Hill/Breeds Hill, Long Island, Trenton/Princeton, Saratoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth, Cowpens, Yorktown, Morristown, etc.).
8.4.3 Analyze the significance of early Supreme Court cases and explain impacts on the United States, including: Marbury v. Madison, McCulloch v. Maryland, Dartmouth College v. Woodward, Worcester v. Georgia.
8.4.4 Assess the United States' development and impact of foreign policy, including: response to the French Revolution, Neutrality Proclamation, Alien and Sedition Acts, XYZ Affair, Embargo Act, impressment, War of 1812, Era of Good Feelings, etc.
8.7.3 Compare and contrast the philosophies of natural rights expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Declaration of Sentiments, including: phrases such as "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights".
8.7.4 Examine leaders in the women suffrage movement, including: biographies, writings, and speeches of Dorothea Dix, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, and their influence on women's rights.
8.8.4 Identify major legislation and Supreme Court decisions that strived to both overturn and preserve slavery resulting in sectional strife, including: Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, Fugitive Slave Acts, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Bleeding Kansas, Dred Scott Decision, Underground Railroad, Quakers' influence, etc.