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Period 1: 1491-1607 5%
Period 2: 1607-1754 10%
Period 3: 1754-1800 12%
Period 4: 1800-1848 10%
Period 5: 1844-1877 13%
Period 6: 1865-1898 13%
Period 7: 1890-1945 17%
Period 8: 1945-1980 15%
Period 9: 1980-Present 5%
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Test Standards

Period 1: 1491-1607
1. (1.1.I)  Migration to North America
2. (1.2.I)  European Colonization
3. (1.2.II)  European Exploration
4. (1.3.I)  Native American and African Contacts
Period 2: 1607-1754
1. (2.1.I)  Colonial Goals
2. (2.1.II)  Regional Differences
3. (2.1.III)  European Rivals
4. (2.2.I)  The Atlantic World
5. (2.2.II)  New World Slavery
Period 3: 1754-1800
1. (3.1.I)  Native American Alliances
2. (3.1.II)  The American Revolution
3. (3.2.I)  The New Government
4. (3.2.II)  The Constitution
5. (3.2.III)  The Early Republic
6. (3.3.I)  National Expansion
7. (3.3.II)  Border Issues
Period 4: 1800-1848
1. (4.1.I)  Federalism and States Rights
2. (4.1.II)  Societal Realities
3. (4.1.III)  New Intellectual Movements
4. (4.2.I)  A New Global Market
5. (4.2.II)  Changing Lives
6. (4.2.III)  Regional Economic Specialization
7. (4.3.I)  Controlling North America
8. (4.3.II)  Expansion of Slavery
Period 5: 1844-1877
1. (5.1.I)  Wars of Expansion
2. (5.1.II)  Migration and Immigration
3. (5.2.I)  Sectionalism Intensifies
4. (5.2.II)  The Path to Secession
5. (5.3.I)  Civil War
6. (5.3.II)  Reconstruction
Period 6: 1865-1898
1. (6.1.I)  The Gilded Age
2. (6.1.II)  Challenges to Industrialization
3. (6.1.III)  Post-War Migration
4. (6.2.I)  Socioeconomic Inequalities
5. (6.2.II)  Native American Resistance
6. (6.3.I)  Challenging the Social Order
7. (6.3.II)  Populism
Period 7: 1890-1945
1. (7.1.I)  Urbanization of America
2. (7.1.II)  Progressive Reformers
3. (7.1.III)  A Limited Welfare State
4. (7.2.I)  Popular Culture
5. (7.2.II)  Immigration & Migration
6. (7.3.I)  American Imperialism
7. (7.3.II)  World War I
8. (7.3.III)  World War II
Period 8: 1945-1980
1. (8.1.I)  The Cold War
2. (8.1.II)  Expanding Federal Power
3. (8.2.I)  The Civil Rights Movement
4. (8.2.II)  Expanding Civil Rights
5. (8.2.III)  Liberalism vs. Conservatism
6. (8.3.I)  Post-World War II Optimism
7. (8.3.II)  The Demographic Divide
Period 9: 1980-Present
1. (9.1.I)  Conservatism
2. (9.2.1)  Technological Transformations
3. (9.2.II)  New Demographic Shifts
4. (9.3.I)  Reagan and the Cold War
5. (9.3.II)  Post-September 11