Ch 1: 19th Century America: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The 19th Century America chapter of this Civil War and Reconstruction Help and Review course is the simplest way to master 19th century American history. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of 19th century American history.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Civil War and Reconstruction history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about this era of American history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding America's political and religious identity in the early 1800s or the economic and social characteristics of the North and South
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about 19th century America
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the 19th Century America chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the 19th Century America chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any 19th century American history question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a 19th century American history unit of a standard Civil War and Reconstruction course. Topics covered include:

  • 19th century American identity
  • Opposition to slavery in early America
  • Demographic shifts in the early 1800s
  • Economic developments in the North
  • The South's society and economy

11 Lessons in Chapter 1: 19th Century America: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
American Political, Religious & Personal Identity in the Early 19th Century

1. American Political, Religious & Personal Identity in the Early 19th Century

American political and religious identity in the early 19th century was influenced by region, the dominant political parties of the day, and events such as the Second Great Awakening. Learn about early 19th century American regional, political, and religious identity in this video lesson.

Slavery in Early America: Characteristics & Opposition

2. Slavery in Early America: Characteristics & Opposition

The institution of slavery in early America was a source of both economic profits and divisive tensions. It began as a peculiar institution of colonial society and blossomed into a sectional issue that threatened to destroy the young United States.

America's Demographic Changes in the Early 1800s

3. America's Demographic Changes in the Early 1800s

The early 1800s saw the United States quickly grow in size. New immigrants and new land meant a bigger and stronger country. It also meant displacing thousands of Native Americans and the continued spread of slavery.

Economic Developments in the North: A Commercial Revolution

4. Economic Developments in the North: A Commercial Revolution

In the Antebellum Era, the Northern part of the United States was revolutionized by a series of innovations, triggering a shift from an agricultural to a commercial economy. These economic changes sharpened the differences between North and South.

Life in the South: Ordered Society and Economy of the Southern States

5. Life in the South: Ordered Society and Economy of the Southern States

While the North was urbanizing and industrializing, the South became more committed to its rural, leisurely lifestyle and its agricultural economy built on slave labor. Limited industry did exist, but cotton was king!

Medal of Honor: Civil War Recipients

6. Medal of Honor: Civil War Recipients

In the US Civil War there were 1,523 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, more than any other war this nation has fought. Read on to find out who some of these remarkable soldiers & sailors were.

Youngest Medal of Honor Recipient Willie Johnston

7. Youngest Medal of Honor Recipient Willie Johnston

In this lesson we explore the service above and beyond the call of duty completed by William 'Willie' Johnston that won him the Medal of Honor during the Civil War.

First Medal of Honor Recipient Private Jacob Parrott

8. First Medal of Honor Recipient Private Jacob Parrott

The Medal of Honor is the highest military award presented in the United States, but someone had to earn it first. In this lesson we'll explore the life and military career of Jacob Parrott, the medal's first recipient.

The National Banking Act of 1864

9. The National Banking Act of 1864

As with many things throughout history, the banking system that we are familiar with today is not the same system that was in place 150 years ago. In this lesson, we will look at the National Banking Act of 1864, the precursor to today's system.

Chinese Discrimination in America in the 19th Century

10. Chinese Discrimination in America in the 19th Century

As perpetual outsiders in 19th-century American society, the Chinese faced constant discrimination, especially during economic bad times. In this lesson, read about the place of the Chinese in the United States in the 1800s.

Chinese Immigration to America in the 1800s

11. Chinese Immigration to America in the 1800s

War in China and the discovery of gold in California led to massive Chinese immigration into the United States in the 1800's. Eventually powerful racist sentiments in the US would seek to reduce and eliminate Chinese immigration.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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