Mississippi College & Career Readiness Standards
SEVENTH GRADE COMPACTED: US HISTORY FROM EXPLORATION TO RECONSTRUCTION/CIVICS AND THE WORLD
CIVICS, ECONOMICS, CIVIL RIGHTS, GEOGRAPHY, AND HISTORY
7C.12. Evaluate the impact of the American social and political reforms on developing American society during the first half of the nineteenth century. (Strands: Civics, Civil Rights, Geography, History, Economics)
7C.12.1. Summarize the works of formerly enslaved African Americans who worked to lead others to freedom.
7C.12.2. Evaluate abolitionists’ roles in bringing the reality of slavery to the nation (e.g., Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, etc.).
7C.13. Examine the social and economic conflicts between the North and South, that would eventually lead to the American Civil War. (Strands: Civics, Civil Rights, Geography, History, Economics)
7C.13.2. Trace the origins and development of slavery; its impact on the nation’s political, social, religious, economic, and cultural development.
7C.13.4. Identify major legislation and Supreme Court decisions that strived to both overturn and preserve slavery resulting in sectional strife (Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, Fugitive Slave Acts, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Bleeding Kansas, Dred Scott Decision, Underground Railroad, Quakers’ influence, etc.).
7C.14. Identify and evaluate the key events and people involved in the American Civil War. (Strands: Civics, Civil Rights, Geography, History, Economics)
7C.14.6. Analyze key documents and actions (North and South) during the Civil War, including: Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address, draft laws, income tax.