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8.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the development of South Carolina during the settlement and colonization of North America in the period of 1500– 1756.

8.2 Demonstrate an understanding of how South Carolinians and Americans created a revolutionary form of government during the period of 1757– 1815.

8.3 Demonstrate an understanding of conflict and compromise in South Carolina, the Southern region, and the United States as a result of sectionalism between the period 1816–1865.

8.4 Demonstrate an understanding of South Carolina’s role in and response to the dynamic economic, political, and social developments in the United States and around the world during the period 1862–1929.

  • 8.4.CO Compare perspectives toward reform that emerged during the Progressive Era.

  • 8.4.CE Explain the causes and effects of World War I on South Carolina and the United States.

  • 8.4.P Summarize the economic changes that emerged in South Carolina and the U.S.

  • 8.4.CX Evaluate South Carolinians’ struggle to create an understanding of their post-Civil War position within the state, the country, and the world.

  • 8.4.CC Analyze continuities and change in the African American experience in the period of Reconstruction and Jim Crow eras within South Carolina.

  • 8.4.E Utilize a variety of primary and secondary sources to analyze multiple perspectives of the challenges and changes within South Carolina and the nation that allowed the U.S. to emerge as a global power during the time period 1862–1929.

8.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of world events on South Carolina and the United States from 1929 to present.

  • 8.5.CO Compare South Carolina and U.S. wartime contributions and demobilization after World War II.

  • 8.5.CE Analyze the factors contributing to the shifts in the political party platforms between 1946–1972.

  • 8.5.P Analyze the transformation of South Carolina’s economy from the Great Depression to its current economic diversification.

  • 8.5.CX Analyze the correlation between the Modern Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina and the U.S.

  • 8.5.CC Analyze the continuities and changes in South Carolina’s identity resulting from the civic participation of different individuals and groups of South Carolinians.

  • 8.5.E Utilize a variety of primary and secondary sources to analyze multiple perspectives on the cultural changes in South Carolina and the U.S.