Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Westward Expansion

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

New Jersey Standards

NJ.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.
Era: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
6.1.8.A.4. Civics, Government, and Human Rights
Expansion and Reform
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.4. Geography, People, and the Environment
Expansion and Reform
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 removal of Native Americans.
Era: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)
6.1.8.B.3. Geography, People, and the Environment
Revolution and the New Nation
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.