2.4.14.e Recognition and protection of individual rights (in the 1st Amendment)
3 Building the New Nation (1790-1830): Students will explore the development of the federal government, the exploration of the West, the impact of expansion on American Indians, and the contributions of key people during this era.
3.4.15 Examine the legacy and significance of the presidency of George Washington, including: the creation of cabinet member positions, two-party split, and the push for a strong central government.
3.4.16 Map the exploration of the Louisiana Territory, and describe the events, struggles, and successes of the purchase, including the significance of: Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacagawea.
4.4.22 Describe the experiences of settlers on the overland trails to the West, including the purpose of the journeys and influence of geography.
4.4.23 Examine the impact of President James K. Polk's view of Manifest Destiny on westward expansion.
4.4.24 Explain the significance of the California Gold Rush in westward expansion.
5 The United States Prior the Civil War (1820s-1861): Students will explore the events that led to the Civil War, focusing on the impact of slavery, the abolition movement, and the major differences of the states.
5.4.25 Analyze the sectional differences between the North and the Antebellum South, including:
5.4.28 Compare and contrast the various sectional stances on states' rights and slavery represented by the presidential candidates in the election of 1860, including Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas.
5.4.29 Evaluate the significance of the Battle of Fort Sumter and the impact it had on secession.