Growing a Nation

National History Standards & Agriculture

Era 5: Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)

STANDARD 1
The causes of the Civil War

Standard 1A
The student understands how the North and South differed and how politics and ideologies led to the Civil War.

Grade Level Therefore, the student is able to
5-12 Explain the causes of the Civil War and evaluate the importance of slavery as a principal cause of the conflict. [Compare competing historical narratives]

STANDARD 2
The course and character of the Civil War and its effects on the American people.

Standard 2B
The student understands the social experience of the war on the battlefield and homefront.

Grade Level Therefore, the student is able to
5-12 Compare the human and material costs of the war in the North and South and assess the degree to which the war reunited the nation. [Examine historical perspectives]