Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Growth of a Nation

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards

AZ.SS05-S1. American History
SS05-S1C1. Research Skills for History: Historical research is a process in which students examine topics or questions related to historical studies and/or current issues. By using primary and secondary sources effectively students obtain accurate and relevant information.
SS05-S1C1-03. Describe the difference between primary and secondary sources.
SS05-S1C1-04. Locate information using both primary and secondary sources.
SS05-S1C5. Westward Expansion 1800 - 1860: Westward expansion, influenced by political, cultural, and economic factors, led to the growth and development of the U.S.
SS05-S1C5-01. Describe the following events of 19th century presidencies of: a) Thomas Jefferson - Louisiana Purchase; explorations of Lewis and Clark; b) James Madison - War of 1812; c) James Monroe - The Monroe Doctrine; d) Andrew Jackson - Nationalism and Sectionalism; Trail of Tears; e) James Polk - Mexican-American War; discovery of gold in California
SS05-S1C5-05. Describe the following individuals' role in the reform movement before the Civil War: a) Frederick Douglass; b) Harriet Tubman; c) William Lloyd Garrison; d) Sojourner Truth
SS05-S1C6. Civil War and Reconstruction 1850 - 1877: Regional conflicts led to the Civil War and resulted in significant changes to American social, economic, and political structures.
SS05-S1C6-01. Describe factors leading to the Civil War: a) role of abolitionists and Underground Railroad; b) sectionalism between North and South; c) westward expansion
AZ.SS05-S3. Civics/Government
SS05-S3C3. Functions of Government: Laws and policies are developed to govern, protect, and promote the well-being of the people.
SS05-S3C3-05. Compare the arguments for states' rights versus the power of the federal government (e.g., the expansion of slavery, taxation).