Growth and Change – explain the social, political, economic, and cultural shifts taking place in the United States at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, by:
- describing the developing systems of transportation (canals and railroads, including the Transcontinental Railroad), and their impact on the economy and society.
- describing governmental policies promoting economic development.
- evaluating the treatment of African Americans, including the rise of segregation in the South as endorsed by the Supreme Court’s decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, and describing the response of African-Americans to this inequality.
- describing the policies toward Indigenous Peoples, including removal, reservations, the Dawes Act of 1887, and the response of Indigenous Peoples to these policies.