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Historical Context





Table of

United States History Standards for Grades 5-12

Mammoth Cave:
Its Explorers, Miners, Archeologists, and Visitors

relates to the following National Standards for History:

    Era 4: Expansion and Reform (1801 to 1861)

  • Standard 1A- The student understands the international background and consequences of the Louisiana Purchase, the War of 1812, and the Monroe Doctrine.
  • Standard 2D- The student understands the rapid growth of "the peculiar institution" after 1800 and the varied experiences of African Americans under slavery.
  • Standard 3B- The student understands how a modern capitalist economy emerged in the 1920s.
  • Standard 4B- The student understands how Americans strived to reform society and create a distinct culture.

    Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890 to 1930)

  • Standard 3C- The student understands how new cultural movements reflected and changed American society.


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