National Center for History in Schools (NCHS)
Historical Thinking Standards
Reconstruct the literal meaning of a historical passage.
United States History Content Standards
Era 4: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
United States territorial expansion between 1801 and 1861, and how it affected relations with external powers and Native Americans.
The student understands the international background and consequences of the Louisiana Purchase, the War of 1812, and the Monroe Doctrine.
The student understands federal and state Indian policy and the strategies for survival forged by Native Americans.
The extension, restriction, and reorganization of political democracy after 1800.
The student understands the changing character of American political life in "the age of the common man."