Washington DC Academic Standards
DC.5. U.S. History and Geography: Westward Expansion to the Present
THE NEW NATION’S WESTWARD EXPANSION (1790–1860)
5.1. Students trace the colonization, immigration, and settlement patterns of the American people from 1789 to the mid-1800s.
5.1.4. Name the states and territories that existed in 1850 and their locations and major geographical features (e.g., mountain ranges, principal rivers, and dominant plant regions). (G)
5.1.5. Demonstrate knowledge of the explorations of the trans-Mississippi West following the Louisiana Purchase (e.g., Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, Sacagawea, Zebulon Pike, and John Fremont). (G)
ECONOMIC GROWTH AND REFORM IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA (1945–PRESENT)
5.16. Students identify major waves of immigration and demographic changes in U.S. history and describe the diverse nature of American people and their contributions to American culture.
5.16.1. Identify indigenous peoples in different areas of the country (e.g., Navajo, Seminoles, Sioux, Hawaiians, and Inuit). (G, S)