New Jersey Student Learning Standards
NJ.SS.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.
6.1.8.A. Civics, Government, and Human Rights
6.1.8.A.4. Expansion and Reform (1801-1861) - Westward movement, industrial growth, increased immigration, the expansion of slavery, and the development of transportation systems increased regional tensions.
6.1.8.A.4.a. Explain the changes in America’s relationships with other nations by analyzing policies, treaties, tariffs, and agreements.
6.1.8.A.4.b. Analyze how the concept of Manifest Destiny influenced the acquisition of land through annexation, diplomacy, and war.
6.1.8.B. Geography, People, and the Environment
6.1.8.B.3. Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s) - Disputes over political authority and economic issues contributed to a movement for independence in the colonies. The fundamental principles of the United States Constitution serve as the foundation of the United States government today.
6.1.8.B.3.a. Assess how conflicts and alliances among European countries and Native American groups impacted the expansion of the American colonies.
6.1.8.B.4. Expansion and Reform (1801-1861) - Westward movement, industrial growth, increased immigration, the expansion of slavery, and the development of transportation systems increased regional tensions.
6.1.8.B.4.a. Assess the impact of the Louisiana Purchase and western exploration on the expansion and economic development of the United States.
6.1.8.B.4.b. Map territorial expansion and settlement, as well as the locations of conflicts with and resettlement of Native Americans.