Washington DC Academic Standards
DC.5. U.S. History and Geography: Westward Expansion to the Present
THE GROWTH OF THE REPUBLIC (1800–1860)
5.2. Students describe the emergence of a fledgling industrial economy.
5.2.2. Describe the mechanization of cleaning cotton with cotton gin/textile industries. (E, I)
5.2.6. Explain how and why young women and children join the paid labor force. (S, E)
5.3. Students describe the rapid growth of slavery in the South after 1800.
5.3.5. Describe the impact of the cotton gin on the economics and culture of slavery and Southern agriculture. (E, I)
INDUSTRIAL AMERICA (1870–1940)
5.7. Students explain the various causes and consequences of the Second Industrial Revolution.
5.7.8. List important technological and scientific advances. (E, I)
5.9. Students describe the African American exodus from the segregated rural South to the urbanized North.
5.9.4. Describe economic opportunities in industrial Northern cities and Washington, DC. (E)