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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. United States foreign policy, early 19th century; 2. Historical documents, treaties, and agreements
   Level IV (Grade 9-12)
  Benchmark 5.Understands the initiating factors and outcomes of the Mexican-American War (e.g., the extent to which President Polk bore responsibility for initiating the war, whether the war was justified, arguments for and against the war, the impact of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on the U.S. and Mexico)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  causes and effects of the Mexican-American War
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands the initiating factors of the Mexican-American War   
  2. Understands the outcomes of the Mexican-American War   
  3. Understands the extent to which President Polk bore responsibility for initiating the war   
  4. Understands debates about whether the Mexican-American War was justified   
  5. Understands arguments for the Mexican-American War   
  6. Understands arguments against the Mexican-Amercican War   
  7. Understands the impact of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on the U.S.   
  8. Understands the impact of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on Mexico   


Citation Log: BD(BE,93;​AE,100;​LI,99,102;​NI,20)
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