Ch 21: American Leadership & Contributions

About This Chapter

This chapter covers the subject of American leadership and contributions for the benefit of 8th grade students. Information is presented on both elected and appointed leaders who made significant contributions to this country.

American Leadership & Contributions - Chapter Summary

Use of these lessons will increase understanding of American leadership and contributions. People like Susan B. Anthony, John Paul Jones, and James Monroe are discussed, along with other lesson topics, like:

  • Definition and examples of elected vs appointed U.S. leaders
  • Women's rights significance and facts
  • Summary and explanation of the life of Frederick Douglass
  • The Monroe Doctrine
  • General Stonewall Jackson
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Lessons are short and engaging, and continuous progress can be made on this chapter by logging on using any mobile device and spending a few minutes completing the next lesson. An accompanying self-assessment quiz ensures the material is understood by students. Questions can be submitted directly to a Study.com expert.

7 Lessons in Chapter 21: American Leadership & Contributions
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Elected vs. Appointed U.S. Leaders: Definition & Examples

1. Elected vs. Appointed U.S. Leaders: Definition & Examples

This lesson explains the definition of elected leaders and appointed leaders in the United States, and the qualities of leadership that helped some leaders shape the country's most prominent public offices.

Who Was Susan B. Anthony? - Women's Rights Facts & Significance

2. Who Was Susan B. Anthony? - Women's Rights Facts & Significance

This lesson discusses the life and work of Susan B. Anthony. Learn more about her fight for women's rights, including the fight for women's suffrage, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Life & Times of Frederick Douglass: Summary & Explanation

3. Life & Times of Frederick Douglass: Summary & Explanation

This lesson discusses 'The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass', which was published in 1892. It is a final, cumulative autobiographical work and contains recollections of his childhood in slavery, his eventual escape, and his many achievements as a freed Black man.

John Paul Jones: Biography, Facts & Quotes

4. John Paul Jones: Biography, Facts & Quotes

John Paul Jones was the first naval hero of the American Revolution. His success against a superior British Fleet helped build him a international reputation as a great naval tactician.

James Monroe's Presidency: The Monroe Doctrine

5. James Monroe's Presidency: The Monroe Doctrine

Can you imagine a time when there was only one political party in the United States? Find out why James Monroe was one of the nation's most popular presidents during his lifetime and learn about his foreign policy that endured for nearly a century.

General Stonewall Jackson in the Civil War: Facts & Battles

6. General Stonewall Jackson in the Civil War: Facts & Battles

Thomas Jonathan 'Stonewall' Jackson was a famous Confederate general in the American Civil War. He played a key role in major Confederate victories from July 1861 to his death following the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Women's Rights Facts & Accomplishments

7. Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Women's Rights Facts & Accomplishments

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of most important women's rights activists of the 1800s. Read about her key contributions in the struggle for American women's right to vote, own property and have equality in marriage.

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