North Dakota Academic Content Standards
ND.2. Important Historical Events: Students understand important historical events.
5.2.4. People and Events: Explain the significance of scientists, inventors, and historical figures (e.g., Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce De Leon, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Paul Revere, Benjamin Rush, David Rittenhouse, Thomas Paine)
5.2.7. Exploration and Migration: Explain reasons for early exploration (e.g., search for Northwest passage, ''gold, glory, and God,'' riches, trade)
5.2.8. Colonization: Explain reasons for early colonization (e.g., religious freedom, economic opportunity)