5.1. Students will describe the historical movements that influenced the development of the United States from pre-Columbian times up to 1800, with an emphasis on the American Revolution and the founding of the United States.
Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research
5.1.17. Create and interpret timelines showing major people, events and developments in the early history of the United States from 1776-1801.
5.1.18. Read fiction and nonfiction stories about conflicts among and between groups of people at different stages in the formation of the United States; give examples of how these conflicts were resolved and analyze the accuracy of the stories’ historical details and sequence of events. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
5.1.19. Using primary and secondary sources to examine an historical account about an issue of the time, reconstruct the literal meaning of the passages by identifying who was involved, what happened, where it happened, what events led to these developments and what consequences or outcomes followed.
5.1.20. Read and interpret primary and secondary source accounts that pertain to a problem confronting people during the Founding Era of the United States.
5.1.21. Formulate historical questions from encounters with primary sources and identify and describe the contributions of important early American artists and writers and traditional arts and crafts to the new nation’s cultural landscape. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
Historical Knowledge: Making the United States Constitution and Establishing the Federal Republic: 1783 to 1800
5.1.14. Explain why the United States Constitution was created in 1787 and how it established a stronger union among the original 13 states by making it the supreme law of the land. Identify people who were involved in its development.
Historical Knowledge: The American Revolution: 1763 to 1783
5.1.10. Identify major British and American leaders and describe their roles in key events of the war for independence.
5.1.11. Describe foreign aid to the colonies during the American Revolution.
5.1.12. Identify contributions of women and minorities during the American Revolution. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
5.1.9. Analyze the causes of the American Revolution as outlined in the Declaration of Independence.