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 DIVERGENT AND UNIFYING PATHS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE (1800–1850)
8.9. Students analyze the divergent paths of the American people in the West from 1800 to the mid-1800s and the challenges they faced.
8.9.9. Describe the Texas War for Independence and the Mexican-American War, including territorial settlements, the aftermath of the wars, and the effects the wars had on the lives of Americans, including Mexican Americans today. (G, M, S)