Louisiana Academic Standards
7.3. The Expanding Nation: Students analyze the development and impact of political, economic, and social changes in the United States from 1800–1850.
7.3.3. Examine the motivations and influence of major American reform movements during the 19th century
7.3.4. Compare and contrast the political, social, and economic development of the different regions of the United States
7.3.5. Explain reasons for the expansion of slavery in the South after 1800 and describe the life of enslaved African Americans, and their responses to slavery
7.4. War and Reconstruction: Students analyze key people, events, and ideas which led to the Civil War and Reconstruction.
7.4.1. Identify and describe the role of the election of Abraham Lincoln and other key events, ideas, and people, which led to the Civil War
7.4.2. Analyze important turning points and major developments during the Civil War
LA.CC.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.