Grade 8: US History to Reconstruction

Standard 5: Jeffersonian Era

Content Standard 5: The student will analyze the political and geographic changes that occurred during the Jeffersonian Era.
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Explain the impact of the peaceful transfer of power from one political party to another, as exhibited by the presidential election of 1800.
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Analyze the impact of the Supreme Court under the leadership of Chief John Marshall and the Marbury v. Madison decision which confirmed the principle of judicial review.
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Analyze the acquisition of the Louisiana territory, the contributions of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition, and the eventual establishment of the Indian Territory.