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Georgia Performance Standards:
Students will explain the process of economic growth, its regional and national impact in the first half of the 19th century, and the different responses to it.
Describe the westward growth of the United States including the emerging concept of Manifest Destiny.
The student will explain the relationship between growing north-south divisions and westward expansion.
Explain the Missouri Compromise and the issue of slavery in western states and territories.
Describe war with Mexico and the Wilmot Proviso.
Explain the Compromise of 1850.
The student will identify key events, issues, and individuals relating to the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War.
Explain the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the failure of popular sovereignty, Dred Scott case, and John Brown's Raid.
Describe President Lincoln's efforts to preserve the Union as seen in his second inaugural addresses and the Gettysburg speech and in his use of emergency powers such as his decision to suspend habeas corpus.