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United States History Standards for Grades 5-12

New Philadelphia: A Multiracial Town on the Illinois Frontier
relates to the following National Standards for History:

    Era 4: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)

  • Standard 2D- The student understands the rapid growth of "the peculiar institution" after 1800 and the varied experiences of African Americans under slavery.
  • Standard 2E- The student understands the settlement of the West.
  • Standard 3B- The student understands how the debates over slavery influenced politics and sectionalism.
  • Standard 4A- The student understands the abolitionist movement.

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

  • Standard 3C- The student understands the successes and failures of Reconstruction in the South, North, and West.


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