8th Grade TAKS Review OBJECTIVE ONE
Objective One • 8.1 A Identify the major eras in U.S. History through 1877 and describe their defining characteristics. • Colonial Era (1607) • Revolution and Independence (1776,1775-1781,1783) • Constitution and Republic (1787,1812-1815, 1823) • Expansion and Manifest Destiny (1803, 1819, 1845, 1846-1848) • Sectionalism and Civil War (1821, 1850, 1861-1865, 1877)
Objective One • 8.1B Apply absolute and relative chronology through the sequencing of significant individuals, events, and time periods.
Objective One • 8.1C Explain the significance of the following dates: 1607, 1776, 1787, 1803, and 1861-1865.
Objective One • 8.2B Compare political, economic, and social reasons for the establishment of the 13 colonies. • 8.4A Analyze causes of the American Revolution, including mercantilism and British economic policies following the French and Indian War. NOT TESTED in 8th Grade in 2003, 2004, or 2006.
Objective One • 8.4B Explain the roles played by significant individuals during the American Revolution, including Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, King George III, Thomas Jefferson, [the Marquis de Lafayette,] Thomas Paine, and George Washington.
Objective One • 8.4C Explain the issues surrounding important events of the American Revolution, including declaring independence; writing the Articles of Confederation; fighting the battles of Lexington, Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown; and signing the Treaty of Paris.
Objective One • 8.4D Analyze the issues of the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, including major compromises and arguments for and against ratification.
Objective One • 8.5C Explain the origin and development of American political parties.
Objective One • 8.5D Explain the [causes of and] issues surrounding important events of the War of 1812. Not tested in 8th Grade in 2003, 2004, or 2006.
Objective One • 8.5E [Trace the foreign policies of Presidents Washington through Monroe and] explain the impact of Washington’s Farewell Address and the Monroe Doctrine.
Objective One • 8.5F Explain the impact of the election of Andrew Jackson, including the beginning of the modern Democratic Party. Not tested in 2003, 2004, or 2006.