2003 Massachusetts History and Social Studies Curriculum Framework Connections (Learning Standards)
1.8: After reading or listening to stories about famous Americans of different ethnic groups, faiths, and historical periods, describe their qualities or distinctive traits.
4.15: Describe the diverse nature of the American people by identifying the distinctive contributions to American culture of:
A. at least three indigenous peoples in different areas of the country.
5.34: Explain the reasons that pioneers moved west from the beginning to the middle of the 19th century, and describe their lives on the frontier.
USI.23: Describe the election of 1828, the importance of Jacksonian democracy, and Jackson’s actions as President:
A. Jackson’s policy of Indian Removal
USI.26: Describe the causes, course, and consequences of America’s westward expansion and its growing diplomatic assertiveness. Use a map of North America to trace America’s expansion to the Civil War, including the location of the Santa Fe and Oregon trails.
USII. 4: Analyze the causes of the continuing westward expansion of the American people after the Civil War and the impact of this migration on the Indians.