Washington DC Academic Standards
DC.8. U.S. History and Geography I: Growth and Conflict
THE DIVERGENT AND UNIFYING PATHS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE (1800–1850)
8.7. Students analyze the paths of the American people in the North from 1800 to the mid-1800s and the challenges they faced.
8.7.2. Describe the influence of industrialization and technological developments on the region, including human modification of the landscape and how physical geography shaped human actions (e.g., growth of cities, deforestation, farming, and mineral extraction). (G)
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.
8.13.1. Explain the location and effects of urbanization, renewed immigration, and industrialization (e.g., the effects on social fabric of cities, wealth and economic opportunity, and the conservation movement). (G, S, E)
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)