2 Assess the global impact of cultural and economic diffusion as a result of colonization.
a Describe the cultural and economic impacts that occurred as a result of trade between North America and other markets (e.g., arts, language, ideas, the beginning and expansion of the slave trade, new agricultural markets).
IV Students will understand that the 19th century was a time of incredible change for the United States, including geographic expansion, constitutional crisis, and economic growth.
1 Investigate the significant events during America's expansion and the roles people played.
a Identify key reasons why people move and the traits necessary for survival.
b Examine causes and consequences of important events in the United States expansion (e.g., Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark expedition, treaties with American Indians, Homestead Act, Trail of Tears, California Gold Rush).
2 Assess the impact of social and political movements in recent United States history.
a Identify major social movements of the 20th century (e.g., the women's movement, the civil rights movement, child labor reforms).
b Identify leaders of social and political movements.
3 Evaluate the role of the United States as a world power.
a Assess differing points of view on the role of the U.S. as a world power (e.g., influencing the spread of democracy, supporting the rule of law, advocating human rights, promoting environmental stewardship).
b Identify a current issue facing the world and propose a role the United States could play in being part of a solution (e.g., genocide, child labor, civil rights, education, public health, environmental protections, suffrage, economic disparities).