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Historical Context





Table of

United States History Standards for Grades 5-12

Two American Entrepreneurs:
Madam C.J. Walker and J.C. Penney

relates to the following National Standards for History:

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

  • Standard 1A- The student understands the connections among industrialization, the advent of the modern corporation, and material well-being.
  • Standard 2B- The student understands "scientific racism", race relations, and the struggle for equal rights.
  • Standard 2C- The student understands how new cultural movements at different social levels affected American life.

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

  • Standard 3B- The student understands how a modern capitalist economy emerged in the 1920s.
  • Standard 3C- The student understands how new cultural movements reflected and changed American society.


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