Alabama Courses of Study
AL.5. United States Studies: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
5.10. Describe political, social, and economic events between 1803 and 1860 that led to the expansion of the territory of the United States, including the War of 1812, the Indian Removal Act, the Texas-Mexican War, the Mexican-American War, and the Gold Rush of 1849.
5.10.1. Analyzing the role of the Louisiana Purchase and explorations of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark for their impact on Westward Expansion.
5.13. Describe social and economic influences on United States’ expansion prior to World War I.
5.13.1. Explaining how the development of transcontinental railroads helped the United States achieve its Manifest Destiny.
5.13.2. Locating on a map states, capitals, and important geographic features west of the Mississippi River.
5.13.4. Identifying major groups and individuals involved with the Westward Expansion, including farmers, ranchers, Jewish merchants, Mormons, and Hispanics.