Tennessee Academic Standards
TN.4. FOURTH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES - The History of the United States: Colonization to Reconstruction
Building the New Nation (1790-1830)
Overview: 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.
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. [C, G, H, P]
4.17. Identify major causes, events, and key people of the War of 1812, including: Trade restrictions; Impressment; Battle of New Orleans; Burning of Washington, D.C.; Francis Scott Key; Andrew Jackson [E, G, H, P, 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]
4.34. Examine the significance and outcomes of key battles and events of the Civil War, including: First Battle of Bull Run; Battle of Shiloh; Battle of Gettysburg; Battle of Antietam [G, H, T]
4.35. Explain the purpose of the Emancipation Proclamation, and identify its impact on the country. [C, G, H, P]
4.36. Describe the significance of the Gettysburg Address. [C, H, P]