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19th Century US History (8th Grade)

The objects presented in this curriculum guide will help students trace the vast economic, social and political changes that swept over the nation during the nineteenth century. Students will study the growth of transportation such as the Delaware & Hudson Canal and the Midwestern steamboats, which traveled along the Missouri River. Students will also learn about the diverse challenges overcome by African Americans both before and during the Civil War. The guide concludes with an examination of the Gilded Age and the beginning of the national movement to conserve America’s natural resources.

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19th-Century American Object Information Sheet (8th Grade)

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