GA.SS4. United States History To 1860
SS4G. Geographic Understandings
SS4G2. The student will describe how physical systems affect human systems.
SS4G2.b. Describe how the early explorers adapted, or failed to adapt, to the various physical environments in which they traveled.
SS4H. Historical Understandings
SS4H2. The student will describe European exploration in North America.
SS4H2.a. Describe the reasons for, obstacles to, and accomplishments of the Spanish, French, and English explorations of John Cabot, Vasco Nunez Balboa, Juan Ponce de Leon, Christopher Columbus, Henry Hudson, and Jacques Cartier.
SS4H6. The student will explain westward expansion of America between 1801 and 1861.
SS4H6.a. Describe territorial expansion with emphasis on the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the acquisitions of Texas (the Alamo and independence), Oregon (Oregon Trail), and California (Gold Rush and the development of mining towns).