Education

American Originals Documents and Georgia GPS Standards

4th grade - Social Studies - History

    A Nation is Born
    4.20 Describes the contributions of key individuals in the American Revolution - George Washington, B. Franklin, T. Jefferson, etc.
    Related documents
    • George Washington’s statement accepting commission as Commander in Chief of American Forces, 1775
    • Official voting record of the Constitutional Convention, 1787

    The Young Nation

    4.25 Describes major events of the War of 1812 including the writing of “The Star Spangled Banner”

    Related document:

    • Report on the Battle of Fort McHenry, 1814

    Westward Expansion

    4.26 Explains the social and economic impacts of technology and society during the 18th and 19th century

    Related documents:

    • Louisiana Purchase Treaty, 1803
    • Letter from King Mongkut of Siam to President Buchanan, 1861
    • Thomas Edison’s patent application for the electric lamp, 1880

    Civil War

    4.27 Identifies causes, key events, and effects of Civil War and Reconstruction with emphasis on: economic and philosophical differences,
    critical developments, major leaders, life on battlefield and on homefront.

    Related documents:

    • Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, 1862
    • Emancipation Proclamation, 1863
    • Telegram from Sherman to Lincoln presenting city of Savannah, 1864
    • Letter from Clara Barton reporting on Andersonville, Georgia 1865

5th grade - Social Studies - Georgia History

    Civil War
    5.12 Identifies causes, key events, and effects of Civil War and Reconstruction with emphasis on: economic and philosophical differences, critical developments, major leaders, life on Battlefield and on homefront.
    Related documents
    • Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, 1862
    • Emancipation Proclamation, 1863
    • Telegram from Sherman to President Lincoln presenting the city of Savannah, 1864
    • Letter from Clara Barton reporting on Andersonville, Georgia, 1865

    Immigrants and Industry

    5.13 Explains the economic and social changes that came about in the late 19th century as a result of growth and expansion.

    Related documents:

    • Letter from King Mongkut of Siam to President Buchanan, 1861
    • Order to US Marshall to arrest Susan B. Anthony 1872
    • Thomas Edison’s patent application for the electric lamp, 1880
    • Telegram from R.C. Drum, Acting Secretary of War to General Miles regarding Surrender of Geronimo, 1886
    • List of Apache Indians captured, being held at San Antonio, Texas, 1883
    • Grand jury’s indictment of Jesse James for conspiracy to commit robbery and to defraud the U.S., 1882

8th grade - Social Studies - Georgia Studies

    Civil War
    8.26 Analyzes Georgia’s role in the Civil War an outlines the impact of the war on the state and nation.
    Related documents
    • Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, 1862
    • Emancipation Proclamation, 1863
    • Letter from Clara Barton reporting on Andersonville, Georgia, 1865

    Civil Rights Movement

    8.37 Identifies the important events and personalities in the Civil Rights movement in Georgia.

    Related documents:

    • Flyer for March for Justice and Jobs, 1968
    • Answer to Plaintiff, City of Memphis v. M.L. King, Jr. et al, 1968

    Modern Era

    8.40 Identifies influential Georgians of modern era.

    Related documents:

    • Flyer for March for Justice and Jobs, 1968
    • Answer to Plaintiff, City of Memphis v. M.L. King, Jr. et al, 1968
    • Carter’s draft of Framework for Peace in Middle East, 1978

9th-12th grades - Social Studies - U.S. History


    Revolutionary War
    7- Describes the major events, military campaigns, and influential persons of the American Revolution.
      Related documents:
      • George Washington’s statement accepting commission as Commander in Chief of American forces, 1775
      • Print of Declaration of Independence, print made 1976

    Constitutionalism/Compromise

    8- Discusses the limitations of Article of Confederation and the reasons for calling of Constitutional Convention.

    9- Summarizes the debates and resulting compromises of the Constitutional Convention.

      Related documents:
      • Official voting record of the Constitutional Convention, 1787
      • Charter Documents - Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights

    Territorial Expansion

    13- Traces and describes the growth of a nation - Louisiana Purchase, War of 1812.

    Related documents:

    • Louisiana Purchase Treaty, 1803
    • Letter from King Mongkut of Siam to President Buchanan, 1861

    Manifest Destiny

    15- Examines the concept of “manifest destiny” as it applies to U.S. history.

    Related document:

    • Letter from King Mongkut of Siam to President Buchanan, 1861

    National Reform

    16- Identifies the intellectual, cultural, and social movements between 1830-60.

    Leadership

    19- Examines values and beliefs of major Civil War personalities.

    Civil War

    20-
    Discusses and analyzes the reasons for the military defeat of the Confederacy.

    Related documents:

    • Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, 1862
    • Emancipation Proclamation, 1863
    • Telegram from Sherman to Lincoln presenting the city of Savannah, 1864
    • Letter from Clara Barton reporting on Andersonville, Georgia, 1865

    Industrial Revolution

    22- Traces the development of the Industrial Revolution in the US.

    Expansion

    23- Traces the Westward Expansion from 1865-1900.

    Social Change

    24- Describe and analyze the social changes in US from 1870-1910.

    Related documents:

    • Order to US Marshall to arrest Susan B. Anthony, 1872
    • Thomas Edison’s patent application for the electric lamp, 1880
    • Grand jury indictment of Jesse James for conspiracy to commit robbery and to defraud the US, 1882
    • Telegram from R.C. Drum, Acting Secretary of War regarding surrender of Geronimo, 1886
    • List of Apache Indians captured, being held at San Antonio, Texas, 1883

    Global Conflict

    33- Analyzes the causes and results of America’s participation in WWII.

    Related documents:

    • Telegram regarding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 1941
    • John Wayne’s application for a commission with the OSS, 1943
    • Instrument of Surrender (German High Command), Berlin 1945

    Foreign Relations

    35- Analyzes US foreign relations from 1961 to present.

    Related document:

    • John F. Kennedy’s handwritten notes for his inaugural address, 1961

    Civil Rights

    37- Traces the events and identifies the influential personalities of the Civil Rights Era from 1947 to present.

    Role of Government in the Economy

    38- Analyzes how conflicting philosophies affect US government role in solving domestic problems.

    Related documents:

    • Flyer for March for Justice and Jobs, 1968
    • Answer to Plaintiff, City of Memphis v. M.L.King, Jr. et al, 1968

9th-12th grades - Social Studies - American Government

    Suffrage
    14- Traces the expansion of suffrage.
    Demonstrations Protest
    17- Identifies methods of effective expression of public opinion.
    Related documents:
    • Order to US Marshall to arrest Susan B. Anthony, 1872
    • Flyer for March for Justice and Jobs, 1968
    • Answer to Plaintiff, City of Memphis v. M.L. King, Jr. et al, 1968

    Presidency

    27- Identifies and illustrates the various roles a president must simultaneously fulfill while in office.

    Related documents:

    • Letter from King Mongkut of Siam to President Buchanan, 1861
    • Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, 1862
    • Emancipation Proclamation, 1863
    • John F. Kennedy’s handwritten notes for his inaugural address, 1961
    • Memo for President Nixon regarding meeting with Elvis Presley, 1970
    • Carter’s draft of Framework for Peace in Middle East, 1978

9th-12th - Social Studies - U.S. and World Affairs

    Post WWII Middle East
    8- Traces and analyzes selected cultural, economic, political and historical patterns in post WWII Middle East.
    Related document:
    • Carter’s draft of Framework for Peace in Middle East, 1978
Top