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Inquiry Question

Historical Context





Table of

United States History Standards for Grades 5-12

Growing into Public Service:
William Howard Taft's Boyhood Home

relates to the following National Standards for History:

    Era 4: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)

  • Standard 2B- The student understands the first era of American urbanization.
  • Standard 2C- The student understands how antebellum immigration changed American society.
  • Standard 3A- The student understands the changing character of American political life in "the age of the common man."
  • Standard 4B- The student understands how Americans strived to reform society and create a distinct culture.

    Era 6: The Development of the Industrial United States
    (1870 to 1900)

  • Standard 2A- The student understands the sources and experiences of the new immigrants.
  • Standard 4B-The student understands the roots and development of American expansionism and the causes and outcomes of the Spanish-American War.

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

  • Standard 1B- The student understands Progressivism at the national level.
  • Standard 2A- The student understands how the American role in the world changed in the early 20th century.
  • Standard 3B- The student understands how a modern capitalist economy emerged in the 1920s.
  • Standard 3D- The student understands politics and international affairs in the 1920s.


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