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Westward Expansion

4th Grade

Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE): SS4H3.a

Describe the causes and events of the War of 1812; include the burning of the Capitol and the White House and the writing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE): SS4H3.b

Describe the impact of westward expansion on American Indians; include the Trail of Tears, Battle of Little Bighorn and the forced relocation of American Indians to reservations.

Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE): SS4H3.c

Describe territorial expansion with emphasis on the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the acquisitions of Texas (the Alamo and independence), Oregon (Oregon Trail), and California (Gold Rush and the development of mining towns).

Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE): SS4G2.b

Describe physical barriers that hindered and physical gateways that benefited territorial expansion from 1801 to 1861.

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