New Jersey Student Learning Standards
NJ.SS.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.
6.1.8.A. Civics, Government, and Human Rights
6.1.8.A.3. Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s) - Disputes over political authority and economic issues contributed to a movement for independence in the colonies. The fundamental principles of the United States Constitution serve as the foundation of the United States government today.
6.1.8.A.3.f. Explain how political parties were formed and continue to be shaped by differing perspectives regarding the role and power of federal government.
6.1.8.D. History, Culture, and Perspectives
6.1.8.D.4. Expansion and Reform (1801-1861) - Westward movement, industrial growth, increased immigration, the expansion of slavery, and the development of transportation systems increased regional tensions.
6.1.8.D.4.b. Describe efforts to reform education, women’s rights, slavery, and other issues during the Antebellum period.
NJ.6-8.RH. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
6-8.RH.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
6-8.RH.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.