Evaluate the impact of government actions on migration patterns, such as the Homestead Act of 1862, state land grant acts, and the development of the Transcontinental Railroad
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.