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Topic: Development of the first American party system 

United States History

 Standard 8.  Understands the institutions and practices of government created during the Revolution and how these elements were revised between 1787 and 1815 to create the foundation of the American political system based on the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the differences in leaders (e.g., George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson) and the social and economic composition of each political party in the 1790s
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the differences in political leaders in the 1790’s
     2.Understands the differences in the social composition political parties in the 1790’s
     3.Understands the differences in the economic composition of political parties in the 1790’s
     4.Knows about Alexander Hamilton
     5.Knows about Thomas Jefferson
     6.Understands differences between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson
   Benchmark 5.Understands the issues that impacted the lives of farmers in western Pennsylvania during the Whiskey Rebellion
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the issues that impacted the lives of farmers in western Pennsylvania (1790’s)
     2.Knows about the Whiskey Rebellion
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the development and impact of the American party system (e.g., social, economic, and foreign policy issues of the 1790s; influence of the French Revolution on American politics; + the rise of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican parties; the election of 1800; the appointment of the "midnight judges")
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the development of the American party system
     2.Understands the impact of the American party system
     3.Understands impact of social issues of the 1790s on the American party system
     4.Understands the impact of economic issues of the 1790s on the American party system
     5.Understands the impact of foreign policy issues of the 1790s on the American party system
     6.Understands the influence of the French Revolution on American politics
     7.Understands the rise of the Federalists party
     8.Understands the rise of the Democratic-Republican party
     9.Knows about the election of 1800
     10.Knows about the appointment of the "midnight judges"
   Benchmark 5.Understands the role of ordinary people in the Whiskey Rebellion and in demonstrations against Jay's Treaty (e.g., the causes of the rebellion, similarities and differences between rebellion against the whiskey tax and British taxation during the revolutionary period, why western farmers objected to Jay's Treaty)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the role of ordinary people in the Whiskey Rebellion
     2.Understands the role of ordinary people in demonstrations against Jay’s Treaty
     3.Understands the causes of the Whiskey Rebellion
     4.Understands the similarities between rebellion against the whiskey tax and British taxation during the revolutionary period
     5.Understands the differences between rebellion against the whiskey tax and British taxation during the revolutionary period
     6.Understands why western farmers objected to Jay’s Treaty
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 6.Understands the factors that led to the development of the two-party system (e.g., the emergence of an organized opposition party led by Thomas Jefferson, Hamilton's financial plan)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the emergence of an organized opposition party led by Thomas Jefferson helped lead to the development of the two-party system
     2.Understands how Hamilton’s financial plan helped lead to the development of the two-party system
   Benchmark 7.Understands the factors that led to the Whiskey Rebellion (e.g., the extent to which the rebellion was a confrontation between the haves and the have-nots; the government's reaction; similarities and differences between grievances of the Whiskey Rebels and those of the Regulators, the Paxton Boys, and the Shaysites)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the extent to which the Whiskey Rebellion was a confrontation between the haves and the have-nots
     2.Knows about the government’s reaction to the Whiskey Rebellion
     3.Understands the similarities between grievances of the Whiskey Rebels and those of the Regulators
     4.Understands the differences between grievances of the Whiskey Rebels and those of the Regulators
     5.Understands the similarities between grievances of the Whiskey Rebels and those of the Paxton Boys
     6.Understands the differences between grievances of the Whiskey Rebels and those of the Paxton Boys
     7.Understands the similarities between grievances of the Whiskey Rebels and those of the Shaysites
     8.Understands the differences between grievances of the Whiskey Rebels and those of the Shaysites