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5.1 The student will examine and compare the Jamestown and Plymouth settlements as the foundations of American culture and society.

  • 5.1.1 Summarize reasons for European colonization of North America and the impact on the development of the American colonies.

  • 5.1.2 Examine the economic and political motivations for English settlements at Roanoke and Jamestown.

  • 5.1.3 Explain the economic and political motivations of immigrants and indentured servants who came to Virginia.

  • 5.1.4 Explain the early successes and challenges of the Jamestown settlement including the leadership of John Smith, interrelationships with American Indians, challenges of the Starving Times, and the export of natural resources for profit.

  • 5.1.5 Explain the English commitment to the permanent settlement at Jamestown as evidenced through the events of 1619 including:

  • 5.1.6 Analyze the religious, economic, and political motivations of immigrants and indentured servants who migrated to Plymouth.

  • 5.1.7 Explain the early successes and challenges of the Plymouth settlement including:

    • 5.1.7A practice of self-government established by the Mayflower Compact

    • 5.1.7B contributions of American Indians including Chief Massasoit and Squanto

    • 5.1.7C leadership of William Bradford

  • 5.1.8 Explain how American Indian agricultural practices, such as the Three Sisters, contributed to the early survival of the colonists.

5.2 The student will compare the developments of the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies.

5.3 The student will examine the foundations of the American nation established during the Revolutionary Era.

5.4 The student will examine the formation of the American system of government following the American Revolution.

  • 5.4.1 Evaluate issues and events that led to the Constitutional Convention, including a weak national government and Shays' Rebellion.

  • 5.4.2 Identify key leaders and explain the debates and compromises of the Constitutional Convention, including:

  • 5.4.3 Examine the purposes and basic responsibilities of government as described in the Preamble of the Constitution of the United States, which established the supreme law of the land.

  • 5.4.4 Describe the relationship between the federal government and sovereign American Indian nations, as established under the Constitution of the United States.

  • 5.4.5 Compare the viewpoints of the Federalists, led by James Madison, and Anti-Federalists, such as George Mason, over the addition of a bill of rights.

  • 5.4.6 Explain how the Constitution of the United States was amended to include the Bill of Rights and summarize the liberties protected in each of the ten amendments.

5.5 The student will describe the structure and responsibilities of the American system of government and the role of the individual citizen.

  • 5.5.1 Examine the key principles of government established in the Constitution of the United States including:

  • 5.5.2 Describe the roles of Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court in the legislative process.

  • 5.5.3 Describe the responsibilities of United States citizens including:

    • 5.5.3A registration and voting in public elections

    • 5.5.3B becoming informed voters

    • 5.5.3C engagement in civil discourse

    • 5.5.3D service on trial juries

    • 5.5.3E payment of taxes

    • 5.5.3F obedience to laws

    • 5.5.3G registration for military service