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Topic: United States foreign policy, early 19th century 

Civics

 Standard 16.  Understands the major responsibilities of the national government for domestic and foreign policy, and understands how government is financed through taxation
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands how and why foreign policies affect the lives of American citizens, and knows historical and contemporary examples of important foreign policies (e.g., Monroe Doctrine, Marshall Plan, immigration acts, arms control, promoting democracy and human rights throughout the world)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how foreign policies affect the lives of American citizens
     2.Understands why foreign policies affect the lives of American citizens
     3.Knows historical examples of important foreign policies
     4.Knows contemporary examples of important foreign policies
     5.Understands the Monroe Doctrine
     6.Understands the Marshall Plan
     7.Understands the immigration acts
     8.Understands arms control policies

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
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the War of 1812 (e.g., causes, sectional divisions, Native American support of the British, defining the war)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the causes of the War of 1812
     2.Understands the sectional divisions related to the War of 1812
     3.Knows about the Native American support of the British in the War of 1812
     4.Understands the problems related to defining the War of 1812
   Benchmark 3.Knows the foreign territorial claims in the Western Hemisphere in 1800 and the impact on American foreign policy (e.g., the origins and provisions of the Monroe Doctrine; the claims of Spain, France, Britain, and Russia; nations that declared their independence in 1823; how President Monroe dealt with European attempts to reestablish control)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     2.Understands the impact of foreign territorial claims in the Western Hemisphere on American foreign policy (1800)
     3.Understands the origins of the Monroe Doctrine
     4.Understands the provisions of the Monroe Doctrine
     5.Knows about the territorial claims of Spain in the Western Hemisphere in 1800
     6.Knows about the territorial claims of France in the Western Hemisphere in 1800
     7.Knows about the territorial claims of Britain in the Western Hemisphere in 1800
     8.Knows about the territorial claims of Russia in the Western Hemisphere in 1800
     9.Knows about the nations that declared their independence in 1823
     10.Understands how President Monroe dealt with European attempts to reestablish control in the Western Hemisphere
   Benchmark 6.Understands elements of the relationship between Texas and Mexico in the mid-19th century (e.g., the Texas War for Independence, American settlement in Mexico’s Texas, the American defeat at the Alamo)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows about Texas in the mid-19th century
     2.Knows about Mexico in the mid-19th century
     3.Knows about the Texas War for Independence
     4.Knows about American settlement in Mexico’s Texas
     5.Knows about the American defeat at the Alamo
   Benchmark 7.Understands events that led to the Mexican-American war (e.g., the idea of Manifest Destiny, U.S. annexation of Texas, the invasion of Mexico by U.S. troops) and the consequences of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands events that led to the Mexican-American war
     2.Understands the consequences of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
     3.Understands the idea of Manifest Destiny
     4.Knows about the U.S. annexation of Texas
     5.Knows about the invasion of Mexico by U.S. troops
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the diplomatic and political developments that led to the resolution of conflicts with Britain and Russia in the period 1815 to 1850
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the diplomatic developments that led to the resolution of conflicts with Britain in the period 1815 to 1850
     2.Understands the political developments that led to the resolution of conflicts with Britain in the period 1815 to 1850
     3.Understands the diplomatic developments that led to the resolution of conflicts with Russia in the period 1815 to 1850
     4.Understands the political developments that led to the resolution of conflicts with Russia in the period 1815 to 1850
   Benchmark 6.Understands the major events of U.S. foreign policy during the early 19th century (e.g., differences between the Monroe Doctrine and earlier foreign policy; renewed English-French hostilities; whether the War of 1812 was a war of independence, expansion, or maritime rights)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands differences between the Monroe Doctrine and earlier foreign policy
     2.Understands the renewed English-French hostilities during the early 19th century
     3.Understands the debate about whether the War of 1812 was a war of independence, expansion, or maritime rights
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the major provisions of the Monroe Doctrine (e.g., the extent to which its major purpose was to protect the newly won independence of Latin American states or to serve notice of U.S. expansionist intentions in the hemisphere, why the U.S. and other countries ignored the provisions of the doctrine for so long, its impact today)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the extent to which the Monroe Doctrine’s major purpose was to protect the newly won independence of Latin American states
     2.Understands the extent to which the Monroe Doctrine’s major purpose was to serve notice of U.S. expansionist intentions in the hemisphere
     3.Understands why the U.S. ignored the provisions of the Monroe Doctrine for so long
     4.Understands why other countries ignored the provisions of the Monroe Doctrine for so long
     5.Understands the impact of the Monroe Doctrine today
   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)
    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
   Benchmark 6.Understands Mexican and American perspectives of events leading to the Mexican-American War (e.g., the Alamo, the treatment of Mexicans and Cherokees loyal to the Texas Revolution in the Lone Star Republic prior to 1846)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands Mexican perspectives of events leading to the Mexican-American War
     2.Understands American perspectives of events leading to the Mexican-American War
     3.Knows about the Alamo
     4.Understands the treatment of Mexicans loyal to the Texas Revolution in the Lone Star Republic prior to 1846
     5.Understands the treatment of Cherokees loyal to the Texas Revolution in the Lone Star Republic prior to 1846
   Benchmark 7.Understands political interests and views regarding the War of 1812 (e.g., U.S. responses to shipping harassments prior to the war; interests of Native American and white settlers of the Northwest Territory during the war; congressional positions for and against the war resolution of June 3, 1812)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands political interests regarding the War of 1812
     2.Understands political views regarding the War of 1812
     3.Understands U.S. responses to shipping harassments prior to the War of 1812
     4.Understands the interests of Native Americans of the Northwest Territory during the War of 1812
     5.Understands the interests of white settlers of the Northwest Territory during the War of 1812
     6.Understands congressional positions for the war resolution of June 3, 1812
     7.Understands congressional positions against the war resolution of June 3, 1812