Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Seventh Grade. Causes of the Civil War

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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.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.A.4.b. Analyze how the concept of Manifest Destiny influenced the acquisition of land through annexation, diplomacy, and war.
6.1.8.B. Geography, People, and the Environment
6.1.8.B.5. Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877) - The Civil War resulted from complex regional differences involving political, economic, and social issues, as well as different views on slavery. The Civil War and Reconstruction had a lasting impact on the development of the United States.
6.1.8.B.5.a. Assess the role of various factors (i.e., geography, natural resources, demographics, transportation, leadership, and technology) that affected the course and outcome of the Civil War.
6.1.8.C. Economics, Innovation, and Technology
6.1.8.C.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.C.4.c. Analyze how technological innovations affected the status and social class of different groups of people, and explain the outcomes that resulted.
6.1.8.C.5. Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877) - The Civil War resulted from complex regional differences involving political, economic, and social issues, as well as different views on slavery. The Civil War and Reconstruction had a lasting impact on the development of the United States.
6.1.8.C.5.a. Assess the human and material costs of the Civil War in the North and South.
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.
6.1.8.D.5. Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877) - The Civil War resulted from complex regional differences involving political, economic, and social issues, as well as different views on slavery. The Civil War and Reconstruction had a lasting impact on the development of the United States.
6.1.8.D.5.a. Prioritize the causes and events that led to the Civil War from different perspectives.
6.1.8.D.5.b. Analyze critical events and battles of the Civil War and determine how they contributed to the final outcome of the war.
6.1.8.D.5.c. Examine the roles of women, African Americans, and Native Americans in the Civil War.
NJ.6-8.RH. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
6-8.RH.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.
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.
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