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Ch 22: CBASE Social Studies: Early American History

About This Chapter

This chapter covers early American history. It consists of engaging and informational animated videos and self-assessment quizzes. Before you answer topical social studies questions on the CBASE examination, refresh your knowledge here.

CBASE Social Studies: Early American History - Chapter Summary

Continue the review of early American history by viewing this chapter's online videos. They outline topics you may encounter on the CBASE exam, including the inventions of the era as well as the causes of historical wars. Learn about the formation of the 13 colonies, the Homestead Act of 1862, the journey of the pilgrims and the innovations of the Industrial Revolution. Watch these video lessons in order to:

  • Discover how the explorers tried to start the New World colonies
  • Explore details related to the early North American settlements and Plymouth Rock settlement
  • Learn what life was like in the 13 colonies
  • Discuss effects of the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the Spanish-American War
  • Study the westward expansion and the conflicts with Native American nations
  • Describe the history and expansion of the transcontinental railroad
  • Discuss the timeline of the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Explain how the southern states decided to secede from the Union
  • Summarize the Civil War
  • Explore the immigration patterns of people in the 1800s
  • Learn about American Imperialism

Teachers with extensive social studies experience lead you through these video lessons as you prepare for the College BASE examination's questions on early American history. Each of the short videos is followed by a multiple-choice quiz that tests your understanding. Study the transcripts and further investigate their bold key words. You can submit your questions for expert assistance and pause or re-watch the lessons anytime, 24/7. Use the video tags under the timeline link to focus on any of the videos' main topics.

CBASE Social Studies: Early American History Chapter Objectives

There are four content areas on the College BASE Examination: Mathematics, Social Studies, Science and English. Prove what you've learned throughout this chapter about important movements and major events in early American history on the College BASE examination's Social Studies subject area. Specifically, you may need to be able to name and be familiar with significant developments and their causes. Showcase your comprehension and earn your way into a teacher education program by accurately answering the examination's 180 multiple-choice questions within the allotted four-hour time frame.

15 Lessons in Chapter 22: CBASE Social Studies: Early American History
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North American Exploration & Failed Colonies of France & England

1. North American Exploration & Failed Colonies of France & England

Between 1497 and 1607, the rulers and leading citizens of European nations fought to establish their own empires in North America, as Spain had been doing for 100 years in South America. Learn about influential explorers and their failed attempts to establish their own New World colonies.

New France, New Netherlands & New Sweden: North American Settlements

2. New France, New Netherlands & New Sweden: North American Settlements

Spain and England weren't the only European nations trying to establish colonies in the New World. The French had a foothold for more than a century, and the Dutch and Swedish fought for their own places in America.

The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement

3. The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement

Find out how much you know about the Pilgrims and their voyage. In this lesson, you'll learn about the misplaced Plymouth Colony, its escaped indentured servants, and the Wampanoag Indians who saved their lives.

The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

4. The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

What was it like to live in America during the colonial period? Just like today, it depended where you were. Learn about the factors that categorized all of the American colonies, as well as the differences between the northern, middle and southern colonies.

The French and Indian War: Causes, Effects & Summary

5. The French and Indian War: Causes, Effects & Summary

In the mid-1700s, the Seven Years' War involved all of the world's major colonial powers on five continents. The biggest fight was between France and Great Britain, and the victor would come away with control of North America.

The American Revolution: Causes & Effects

6. The American Revolution: Causes & Effects

Find out what caused the American Revolution and discover the impact of this war on the rest of the world. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 & the Frontier Thesis

7. Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 & the Frontier Thesis

Between the mid-1800s and the turn of the 20th century, the American frontier opened and closed abruptly. What factors influenced this land rush, and how did it help shape American history?

Native Americans: Conflict, Conquest and Assimilation During the Gilded Age

8. Native Americans: Conflict, Conquest and Assimilation During the Gilded Age

In the second half of the 19th century, the federal government attempted to control Native American nations. This led to violent conflicts known together as the Indian Wars. Learn about famous battles, and the attempt to 'civilize' tribes through various policies.

Expanding the Transcontinental Railroad: History and Impact

9. Expanding the Transcontinental Railroad: History and Impact

After decades of wrangling, plans were finalized for construction of a transcontinental railroad during the Civil War. After completion in 1869, the railroad changed many aspects of American life, for better or worse.

The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

10. The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

The Second Industrial Revolution was another great leap forward in technology and society. New innovations in steel production, petroleum and electricity led to the introduction of public automobiles and airplanes. In this lesson, learn about the key inventions that spurred this revolution.

Secession of the Southern States: Causes & Timeline

11. Secession of the Southern States: Causes & Timeline

In this lesson, we will explore the secession of the 11 states that made up the Confederate States of America. We will discover their reasons for leaving the Union and take a look at the motives of the slave states that chose not to join the Confederacy.

The End of the Civil War: Summary & Timeline

12. The End of the Civil War: Summary & Timeline

Contrary to popular belief, the Civil War did not end when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House. It actually continued for over two months. In this lesson, we will examine the final days of the Civil War.

Immigration Patterns in the Late 1800s

13. Immigration Patterns in the Late 1800s

This lesson describes the immigration patterns of the late 1800s. Focusing on the new immigrants and birds of passage, it will highlight the hardships and discrimination these groups faced.

American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power

14. American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power

When George Washington left office, he warned against getting drawn into global issues, yet just over 100 years later, the U.S. began its rise to become the dominant world power. What started this rise of American Imperialism?

The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

15. The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

The Spanish-American war was a new kind of war involvement for the U.S. It was not for freedom, it was not an internal conflict. It was fought over expansion and the idea of spreading American influence in the Caribbean and in the Philippines.

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