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Ch 7: Everyday Life in Antebellum America: Help and Review

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The Everyday Life in Antebellum America chapter of this Middle School U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master everyday life in Antebellum America. 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 everyday life in Antebellum America.

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  • Have fallen behind in understanding the Transportation Revolution or the problems of urbanization and daily life in the North.
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  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
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  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing Everyday Life in Antebellum America.

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Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What key art, cultural and literary developments took place during the American Renaissance?
  • What prompted the major reform movements of the 19th century?
  • How did the Transportation Revolution change everyday life in America?
  • What dramatic commercial and economic developments occurred in the North?
  • How did the concept of an ordered society unfold in the South?
  • What were the South's feelings and viewpoints on slavery in America?
  • Who were some of the major people involved in the Abolitionist Movement?

8 Lessons in Chapter 7: Everyday Life in Antebellum America: Help and Review
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American Renaissance: Uniquely American Art, Literature and Culture

1. American Renaissance: Uniquely American Art, Literature and Culture

American culture started to take shape before the Civil War, but after the War of 1812, a wave of uniquely American art and literature marked the beginning of what is known as the American Renaissance. Learn how Romanticism, the Hudson River School of landscape painting, writers Walt Whitman and Louisa May Alcott, and the Transcendentalism movement.

Reform Movements of the 19th Century

2. Reform Movements of the 19th Century

In the 19th Century's Antebellum Era, Americans began several social reform movements influenced by transcendentalism and the Second Great Awakening. Learn about temperance and abolition and explore the reforms they inspired and reform leaders like Horace Mann, Dorothea Dix, Lucretia Mott, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

The Transportation Revolution: Turnpikes to Steamboats to Railroads

3. The Transportation Revolution: Turnpikes to Steamboats to Railroads

In the decades before the Civil War, the United States experienced the transportation revolution. Learn about the turnpikes, steamboats and canals, and railroads built during this time and understand how these changed cities like New York, Chicago, and Baltimore. Explore how the rest of the nation was affected by these changes.

Economic Developments in the North: A Commercial Revolution

4. Economic Developments in the North: A Commercial Revolution

Economic developments in the North created a commercial revolution through manufacturing. This lesson looks at the differences between the North and the South, inventors and inventions of the 19th century, and the effects of Northern Commerce.

Problems of Urbanization and Daily Life in the North

5. Problems of Urbanization and Daily Life in the North

During the antebellum years of the 19th Century, America's cities grew. Explore daily life in the northern cities of New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, learn about urbanization's causes and problems, and examine working conditions, turn-outs, and labor unions. Understand immigration, nativism, and racism.

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

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

During the Antebellum period, the North evolved into an industrialized economy, whereas the South relied on agriculture and slave labor. Learn about the Southern economy, the significance of class structure in society, and how an agricultural economy dependent on slave labor impacted Southern views on slavery.

Slavery in America: Cotton, Slave Trade and the Southern Response

7. Slavery in America: Cotton, Slave Trade and the Southern Response

Although slavery contradicted the American ideals of freedom, it was widespread across the country in the 17th and 18th centuries and foundational to the growth of the American economy. Learn about the history of slavery in America, how slavery spread, the slave trade, and slave revolts.

Abolitionist Movement: Important Figures in the Fight to End Slavery

8. Abolitionist Movement: Important Figures in the Fight to End Slavery

Americans like David Walker, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglas, and Harriet Beecher Stowe drove the battle to end slavery. Learn about the decades of work that the abolitionist movement took as well as some of the strong figures who were integral in this movement and, ultimately, the abolishment of slavery.

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