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List of Benchmarks for United States History 
 Standard 9.Understands the United States territorial expansion between 1801 and 1861, and how it affected relations with external powers and Native Americans
  
Topics1. Territorial expansion in the United States, early 19th century; 2. Influence of ideas on society
   Level IV (Grade 9-12)
  Benchmark 4.Understands the religious, political, and social ideas that contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny (e.g., the influence of U.S. trading interests in the Far East on continental expansion to the Pacific, "City Upon a Hill" and subsequent Protestant belief in building a model Christian community, millennialism and the Great Awakening, Republicanism, the urge to keep foreign enemies from gaining control of the Pacific Coast, the belief in America's duty to uplift "less civilized" peoples in the West)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  contributions to the belief in Manifest Destiny
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands the religious ideas that contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny   
  2. Understands the political ideas that contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny   
  3. Understands the social ideas that contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny   
  4. Understands how the influence of U.S. trading interests in the Far East on continental expansion to the Pacific contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny   
  5. Understands how the "City Upon a Hill" and subsequent Protestant belief in building a model Christian community contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny   
  6. Understands how millennialism contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny   
  7. Understands how the Great Awakening contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny   
  8. Understands how Republicanism contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny   
  9. Understands how the urge to keep foreign enemies from gaining control of the Pacific Coast contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny   
  10. Understands the belief in America’s duty to uplift "less civilized" peoples in the West contributed to the 19th century belief in Manifest Destiny   


Citation Log: BD(BE,93;​AE,100)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
A   NCHS: U.S. History, Expanded Edition
B   NCHS: Basic Edition
L   Lessons from History
N   NAEP: Framework 2006

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Number:
Page number of the cited document