Analyze the factors of westward expansion, including the rise of industrialization, concept of Manifest Destiny, perceptions of overcrowding, opportunities to acquire land, and the discovery of gold and silver
Students will examine significant ideas, beliefs and themes; organize patterns and events; analyze how individuals and societies have changed over time in Maryland and the United States.
Reconstruction and an Expanding America (Reconstruction–1897)
Students will demonstrate understanding of the cultural, economic, political, social and technological developments from Reconstruction to 1897.
Analyze the causes and consequences of westward expansion.