Key Concepts and Understanding
History: Continuity and Change
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Trace the events leading to escalating conflict between Great Britain and the colonies, from multiple viewpoints.
Analyze the Declaration of Independence to determine the historical context and political philosophies that influenced its creation.
Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the American colonies and Great Britain to explain the American victory in the Revolution.
Explain the major debates that occurred during the adoption of the Constitution and their ultimate resolution.
Evaluate the responses of early American leaders to the social, political, economic and religious challenges facing the new nation.