Washington DC Academic Standards
DC.8. U.S. History and Geography I: Growth and Conflict
LAUNCHING THE YOUNG NATION (1789–1849)
8.6. Students analyze U.S. foreign policy in the early Republic.
8.6.3. Identify on a map the changing boundaries of the United States and the relationships the country had with its neighbors (currently Mexico and Canada) and Europe, including the influence of the Monroe Doctrine, and explain how those relationships influenced westward expansion and the Mexican-American War. (G, P)
THE RISE OF INDUSTRIAL AMERICA (1877–1914)
8.13. Students analyze the transformation of the American economy and the changing social and political conditions in the United States in response to the Industrial Revolution.
8.13.4. Explain the connection between the ideology of Manifest Destiny and accelerated economic growth of the United States in the late 19th century (e.g., connection between U.S. business interests and military intervention in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean). (P, E)