Period 3: 1754-1800
Contents of this page
- Key Concepts and Themes
- Thematic topics for the Standards Blog
- Maps and images to study
- Videos to watch
- Reviews and PowerPoints
- Readings to consider
1. Key Concepts and Themes
2. Thematic Topics for the Standards Blog
Migration and Settlement-1.0: Explain the causes of migration to colonial North America and, later, the United States, and analyze immigration’s effects on U.S. society.
Migration and Settlement-2.0: Analyze causes of internal migration and patterns of settlement in what would become the United States, and explain how migration has affected American life.
America in the World-1.0: Explain how cultural interaction, cooperation, competition, and conflict between empires, nations, and peoples have influenced political, economic, and social developments in North America.
America in the World-2.0: Analyze the reasons for, and results of, U.S. diplomatic, economic, and military initiatives in North America and overseas.
Politics and Power-1.0: Explain how and why political ideas, beliefs, institutions, party systems, and alignments have developed and changed.
Politics and Power-2.0: Explain how popular movements, reform efforts, and activist groups have sought to change American society and institutions.
Politics and Power-3.0: Explain how different beliefs about the federal government’s role in U.S. social and economic life have affected political debates and policies.
Geography and the Environment-1.0: Explain how geographic and environmental factors shaped the development of various communities, and analyze how competition for and debates over natural resources have affected both interactions among different groups and the development of government policies.
American and National Identity-1.0: Explain how ideas about democracy, freedom, and individualism found expression in the development of cultural values, political institutions, and American identity.
American and National Identity-2.0: Explain how interpretations of the Constitution and debates over rights, liberties, and definitions of citizenship have affected American values, politics, and society.
Culture and Society-1.0: Explain how religious groups and ideas have affected American society and political life.
Culture and Society-2.0: Explain how artistic, philosophical, and scientific ideas have developed and shaped society and institutions.
Culture and Society-3.0: Explain how ideas about women’s rights and gender roles have affected society and politics.
Culture and Society-4.0: Explain how different group identities, including racial, ethnic, class, and regional identities, have emerged and changed over time.
Work, Exchange, and Technology-1.0: Explain how different labor systems developed in North America and the United States, and explain their effects on workers’ lives and U.S. society.
Work, Exchange, and Technology-2.0: Explain how patterns of exchange, markets, and private enterprise have developed, and analyze ways that governments have responded to economic issues.
3. Maps and Images
5. PowerPoints and Review
6. Selected Readings