VA.USI. United States History to 1865
Expansion and Reform: 1801 to 1861
USI.8. The student will demonstrate knowledge of westward expansion and reform in America from 1801 to 1861 by:
USI.8.b) identifying the geographic and economic factors that influenced the westward movement of settlers.
USI.8.c) describing the impact of inventions, including the cotton gin, the reaper, the steamboat, and the steam locomotive, on life in America.
USI.2. The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures, or tables to:
USI.2.c) locate and identify the water features important to the early history of the United States: Great Lakes, Mississippi River, Missouri River, Ohio River, Columbia River, Colorado River, Rio Grande, St. Lawrence River, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico.
USI.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical and geographical analysis and responsible citizenship, including the ability to:
USI.1.f) analyze and interpret maps to explain relationships among landforms, water features, climatic characteristics, and historical events.