Louisiana Social Studies Standards — Grade 7


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7.1.1

Produce clear and coherent writing for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences by: Conducting historical research Evaluating a broad variety of primary and secondary sources Comparing and contrasting varied points of view Determining the meaning of words and phrases from historical texts Using technology to research, produce, or publish a written product

7.1.2

Explain patterns and recurring themes in United States history

7.1.3

Analyze the causes and effects of key events and ideas in the development of the United States

7.1.4

Interpret and construct timelines of key events, people and ideas

7.1.5

Analyze primary and secondary sources to answer questions related to United States history

7.10.1

Describe the influences on and the development and expansion of individual rights and freedoms

7.10.2

Identify and describe ways in which citizens influence change in a democratic society

7.10.3

Explain the duties and responsibilities of United States citizens

7.10.4

Describe the qualifications or requirements for United States citizenship

7.10.5

Describe the development and roles of political parties and special interest groups in the United States from 17871877

7.11.1

Explain how the demand for resources and the development of technology influenced economic diversity in the United States

7.11.2

Explain how economic interdependence developed between regions of the United States and with foreign countries

7.11.3

Describe government policies that influenced the United States economy

7.2.1

Identify and describe the impact of key events, ideas, and people that led to the American Revolution

7.2.2

Analyze important turning points and major developments of the American Revolution

7.2.3

Evaluate the development of the United States government from the First Continental Congress through the ratification of the United States Constitution

7.2.4

Describe the major political and economic events, and policies of the Washington and Adams presidencies

7.3.1

Analyze political, social, and economic factors that led to westward expansion from 18001850

7.3.2

Identify and explain foreign policy developments between the United States and other nations from 18001850

7.3.3

Examine the motivations and influence of major American reform movements during the 19th century

7.3.4

Compare and contrast the political, social, and economic development of the different regions of the United States

7.3.5

Explain reasons for the expansion of slavery in the South after 1800 and describe the life of enslaved African Americans, and their responses to slavery

7.4.1

Identify and describe the role of the election of Abraham Lincoln and other key events, ideas, and people, which led to the Civil War

7.4.2

Analyze important turning points and major developments during the Civil War

7.4.3

Describe long-term and short-term outcomes of Reconstruction

7.5.1

Analyze the physical and political features of the United States

7.5.2

Create maps, charts, and graphs of the United States from 17631877

7.5.3

Analyze historical maps, charts, and graphs of the United States from 17631877

7.6.1

Analyze settlement patterns of racial and ethnic groups in the United States from 17631877

7.6.2

Describe motivations of immigrants to the United States from 1763-1877 and the obstacles they faced

7.6.3

Analyze patterns, motivations and the impact of rural and urban migration in the United States from 1763 1877

7.6.4

Explain how differences in land use influenced cultural characteristics among regions in the United States from 17631877

7.7.1

Explain how Americans adapted and transformed various physical environments in the United States to expand its growth and influence

7.8.1

Evaluate the major purposes of government according to the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

7.8.2

Differentiate between various forms of government

7.8.3

Explain how key ideas expressed in historical documents influenced the formation of U.S. government

7.8.4

Evaluate the principles of government embodied in the United States Constitution

7.8.5

Describe the structure and powers of the three branches of the federal government

7.8.6

Illustrate how a bill becomes a law at the federal level

7.8.7

Describe the process used to amend the Constitution

7.8.8

Examine how key legislation and court decisions influenced the course of United States history from 17631877

7.8.9

Explain how federal officials are elected or appointed

7.9.1

Compare and contrast political divisions of the world from 17631877

7.9.2

Explain various ways nations interact and the impact of these interactions from 17631877

7.9.3

Explain how United States foreign policy was developed and carried out from 17811877