Grade 8: US History to Reconstruction

Standard 4: Early Federal Period

Content Standard 4: The student will examine the political and economic changes that occurred during the Early Federal Period.
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Analyze the impact of the Whiskey Rebellion and enforcement of the government’s right to tax.
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Describe President Washington’s attempt to develop a cohesive Indian policy, which included respectful interactions with American Indian leaders, treaties to delineate tribal lands, and precedent-setting practices of assimilation.
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Describe the advice in President Washington’s Farewell Address and its impact.
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Evaluate the impact of the Alien and Sedition Acts on individual rights during the Adams Administration, including the responses of the Democratic-Republicans in the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions.