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- American political, religious and personal identity in the early 19th century
- Slavery in early America
- Demographic changes in the early 1800s in America
- Economic developments in the North
- Life in the South
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
6. What Was the Free Soil Party? - Definition & Beliefs
This lesson will teach you about the Free Soil Party, a political party that once existed in the United States. You'll learn about the party's beliefs and how it gave voice to anti-slavery forces pre-Civil War.
7. Dorothea Dix: Biography and Accomplishments
Dorothea Dix was a major figure in reforming the ways that modern societies view and treat their mentally ill. In this lesson we'll talk about her life and legacy, and see exactly how Dix changed society.
8. The Sumner-Brooks Affair: Conflict & Significance
The Civil War didn't happen out of nowhere. In this lesson, we are going to examine the gradual breaking of tensions between the North and South and see how Sumner and Brooks played into this conflict.
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- War Shifts in 1864: Homework Help
- The Civil War's End: Homework Help
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