Civil War and Reconstruction
Describe factors leading to the Civil War:
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Recognize that there were issues (e.g., slavery, states’ rights, South seceded from the Union) associated with the Civil War.
Identify reasons (e.g., economic opportunities, forced removal) why people in the United States moved westward to territories or unclaimed lands.
Discuss the experiences (e.g., leaving homeland, facing unknown challenges) of the pioneers as they journeyed west to settle new lands.
Discuss the effects (e.g., loss of land, depletion of the buffalo, establishment of reservations, government boarding schools) of Westward Expansion on Native Americans.