Tennessee Academic Standards
TN.4. FOURTH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES - The History of the United States: Colonization to Reconstruction
The Growth of the Republic (1800s-1850)
Overview: Students will explore the emergence of the U.S. industrial economy, the growth of slavery in the South, and westward expansion.
4.22. Describe the experiences of settlers on the overland trails to the West, including the purpose of the journeys and influence of geography. [C, E, G, H, T]
The Civil War and Reconstruction (1861-1870s)
Overview: Students will understand the causes and course of the Civil War and the successes and failures of Reconstruction.
4.32. Describe the roles of major leaders during the Civil War, including: Jefferson Davis; Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; President Abraham Lincoln [C, G, H, P]