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Inquiry Question

Inquiry Question

Historical Context





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United States History Standards for Grades 5-12

The Building of The C & O Canal relates to the following National Standards for History:

    Era 3: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)

  • Standard 2B- The student understands the economic issues arising out of the Revolution.

    Era 4: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)

  • Standard 1C- The student understands the ideology of Manifest Destiny, the nation's expansion to the Northwest, and the Mexican-American War.
  • Standard 2A- The student understands how the factory system and the transportation and market revolutions shaped regional patterns of economic development.


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