New Jersey Standards
NJ.6.1.8. U.S. History: America in the World. All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the American heritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values as productive citizens in local, national, and global communities.
Era: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
6.1.8.C.4. Economics, Innovation, and Technology
Expansion and Reform
6.1.8.C.4.c. Analyze how technological innovations affected the status and social class of different groups of people, and explain the outcomes that resulted.
Era: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)
6.1.8.C.3. Economics, Innovation, and Technology
Revolution and the New Nation
6.1.8.C.3.c. Evaluate the impact of the cotton gin and other innovations on the institution of slavery and on the economic and political development of the country.