Social Studies |
This course covers the American Civil War era from the earliest seeds of disunion at the Constitutional Convention to the end of Reconstruction. Particular attention will be given to events that unfolded in Missouri, the Ozarks, and the Trans-Mississippi Theater and their subsequent results. The strands of the K-12 Social Studies Curriculum, economics, government, geography, multicultural and current perspectives and citizenship will be utilized to understand this period of history.
|Course Credits:||Half Credit (0.5) Course|
Unit 1: The Road to Secession 1787-1860
- 1.1A Evaluate the meaning of the American Revolution.
- 1.1B Assess the key compromises over the issue of slavery.
- 1.1C Evaluate the arguments for and against slavery and its expansion.
- 1.1D Investigate the debate over slavery and its impact on party politics in the United States.
- 1.2A Investigate the American Revolution and its impact on slavery.
- 1.2B Critique the Founders’ and their handling of slavery at the Constitutional Convention.
- 1.2C Analyze the Constitution and slavery.
- 1.2D Contrast States’ Rights and Federal Power.
- 1.2E Assess the role of compromise in a representative democracy.
- 1.2F Evaluate how the branches of government dealt with the issue of slavery in the Antebellum period.
- 1.3A Compare and Contrast agriculture, industry, and patterns of settlement in the North and South.
- 1.3B Assess the impact of Manifest Destiny and the expansion of the United States.
- 1.3C Summarize the conflict between Missouri and Kansas leading up to the Civil War.
- 1.4A Analyze the effects of the Market Revolution in the North.
- 1.4B Summarize the ascendancy of cotton in the South and the national economy.
- 1.4C Analyze Free Soil and Free Labor Ideology.
- 1.5A Investigate the strategies, major publications, and arguments of abolitionists.
- 1.5B Investigate the strategies, major publications, and arguments of defenders of slavery.
- 1.5C Analyze the experience of slavery for slaves and slave owners.
Unit 2: Secession and War 1860-1865
- 2.1.A Describe the South’s taking of Fort Sumter and starting the war.
- 2.1.B Analyze chronologically the major battles, referencing: command structure, strategies, tactics, weaponry & battles.
- 2.1.C Evaluate North & South supported publications during the war’s escalation.
- 2.2.A Compare and contrast the political structures of the Federal government and of the Confederacy.
- 2.2.B Evaluate the war’s impact on government power and civil liberties.
- 2.2.C Investigate developing changes and problems within each government, North and South.
- 2.2.D Compare and contrast presidency’s of Lincoln and Davis.
- 2.3.A Analyze important battlefield locations related to strategy and proximity to major cities. and resources (environmental and technological).
- 2.3.B Investigate guerrilla warfare and its effects in Missouri during the Civil War and afterward.
- 2.3.C Evaluate Border States land & resources.
- 2.4.A Compare the North v. South use of more effective rifled muskets coupled with old Napoleonic tactics that created higher casualties and differing economic impacts.
- 2.4.B Evaluate riots, boycotts, & rebellion by women and other groups & their economic impacts on the home front of North, South, & Border States.
- 2.5.A Analyze the key strategies and tactics used by the North v South/ Missouri state Guard forces at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek.
- 2.5.B Investigate civilian social and cultural activities: music, dance, art, & literature.
Unit 3: Reconstruction and Reunion 1863-1877
- 3.1.A Analyze the political debate over who should control the process of Reconstruction.
- 3.1.B Compare and contrast the competing notions of freedom in the American South.
- 3.1.C Investigate the journey of African Americans from property to citizen.
- 3.1.D Evaluate the historical circumstances that led to the end of Reconstruction.
- 3.1.E Assess the legacy of the Civil War.
- 3.2.A Compare and Contrast Wartime Reconstruction (10% Plan), Presidential Reconstruction (Restoration), and Radical Reconstruction (Congressional Reconstruction).
- 3.2.B Compare and Contrast Wartime Reconstruction (10% Plan), Presidential Reconstruction (Restoration), and Radical Reconstruction (Congressional Reconstruction).
- 3.2.C Investigate the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson.
- 3.2.D Analyze the elections of 1866, 1868, 1872, 1874 (MS), and 1876 and their results.
- 3.2.E Supreme Court Cases and Reconstruction.
- 3.3.A Investigate the purpose and impact of the military districts across the South during the period.
- 3.4.A Evaluate the effects of sharecropping, tenant farming, and the crop lien system in the South.
- 3.5.A Understand the importance of the following groups:
- Ku Klux Klan
- 3.5.B Monuments and symbols of the Civil War.