e) Early governments and democratic practices that emerged;
f) Conflicts among colonial powers for control of North America.
• Explain what events led to the American Revolution such as the Proclamation of 1763, the Stamp Act, the Boston Tea Party and petitions and appeals to Parliament.
• Explain the results of developments of the American Revolution including:
• Describe the actions taken to build one country from 13 states including:
a) The precedents established by George Washington including the cabinet and a two-term presidency;
b) Alexander Hamilton’s actions to create a financially strong country including the creation of a national bank;
c) The establishment of an independent federal court system.
Check your understanding: Building One Country from 13 States
George Washington assembled a group of advisers called the Cabinet and he limited himself to two terms as president. This set an example that was followed by other presidents. Alexander Hamilton argued for the creation of a national bank.
• Describe the territorial expansion of the United States including:
g) The emergence of Abraham Lincoln as a national figure.
• Explain the courses and consequences of the Civil War with a focus on Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Battle of Gettysburg.
• Analyze the outcomes of Reconstruction with emphasis on President Lincoln’s assassination; President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment; attempts to improve opportunities for freedom; and the Ku Klux Klan and the enactment of black codes.