Utah Core Standards
UT.IV. United States Studies: Students will understand that the 19th century was a time of incredible change for the United States, including geographic expansion, constitutional crisis, and economic growth.
IV.B. As the United States expanded westward, major issues, some of them from the first years of the nation, began to challenge the stability of the nation. As the nation expanded, issues of states rights, the institution of slavery, and economic development culminated in a Civil War. This war formally ended slavery and strengthened the power of the Federal government. The era after the Civil War was a time of major economic development and technological innovation.
IV.2: Assess the geographic, cultural, political, and economic divisions between regions that contributed to the Civil War.
IV.2.c. Identify the range of individual responses to the growing political conflicts between the North and South (e.g. states rights advocates, abolitionists, slaveholders, enslaved people).
IV.3: Evaluate the course of events of the Civil War and its impact both immediate and long-term.
IV.3.a. Identify the key ideas, events, and leaders of the Civil War using primary sources (e.g. Gettysburg Address, Emancipation Proclamation, news accounts, photographic records, diaries).
IV.3.b. Contrast the impact of the war on individuals in various regions (e.g. North, South, West).
IV.3.c. Explain how the Civil War helped forge ideas of national identity.
UT.V. United States Studies: Students will address the causes, consequences and implications of the emergence of the United States as a world power.
V.B. The United States now has a range of influence that spans the globe. This emergence of power gained fullest expression in the 20th century. The touchstone events of war and worldwide economic depression, coupled with social movements based on the democratic ideals central to the United States Constitution, positioned the United States as a world superpower. With this power comes questions about the role and responsibilities the United States can and should play in the world.
V.2: Assess the impact of social and political movements in recent United States history.
V.2.b. Identify leaders of social and political movements