GA.SS4. United States History To 1860
SS4CG. Government/Civic Understandings
SS4CG2. The student will explain the importance of freedom of expression as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution.
SS4CG2.b. Explain managing conflicts and protecting rights.
SS4CG2.c. Describe providing for the defense of the nation.
SS4CG5. The student will name positive character traits of key historic figures and government leaders (honesty, patriotism, courage, trustworthiness).
SS4G. Geographic Understandings
SS4G2. The student will describe how physical systems affect human systems.
SS4G2.e. Describe physical barriers that hindered and physical gateways that benefited territorial expansion from 1801 to 1861 .
SS4H. Historical Understandings
SS4H5. The student will analyze the challenges faced by the new nation.
SS4H5.e. Describe the causes and events of the War of 1812; include burning of the Capitol and the White House.
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).