Ch 42: GACE History: The Virginia Dynasty

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Dust off your knowledge of the early days of the United States, including the contributions of the Virginia Dynasty, as you prepare for the GACE History exam. Our video lessons and quizzes will aid in your review of these topics.

GACE History: The Virginia Dynasty - Chapter Summary

Refresh your command of information on the development of the United States in the early part of the 19th century, especially the influence of leaders from Virginia. These videos will help you answer GACE History exam questions on the following topics:

  • Jeffersonian democracy
  • Territorial expansion under Thomas Jefferson
  • The War of 1812 and its aftermath
  • The Monroe Doctrine
  • The Supreme Court under John Marshall
  • The economy during this period, including slavery
  • Education in the young United States
  • The Missouri Compromise

These lessons are developed and presented by professionals who make learning fun while showing you what's required for the exam. You can study at your convenience, on a computer or mobile device, anywhere you have access to the Internet.

Objectives of the GACE History: The Virginia Dynasty Chapter

In Georgia, passing the GACE History exam is required for certification to teach history in grades 6-12. The exam contains two tests, and questions on topics discussed in the Virginia Dynasty chapter are on test II's subarea on United States history to 1877. This subarea makes up 40% of test II.

All questions in this subarea are multiple-choice, and the exam is delivered on computer. You can practice answering similar questions in the quizzes that accompany each of our lessons. These quizzes also give you a way to assess your knowledge and decide if you need additional review prior to exam day.

10 Lessons in Chapter 42: GACE History: The Virginia Dynasty
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President Jefferson's Election and Jeffersonian Democracy

1. President Jefferson's Election and Jeffersonian Democracy

The presidential election of 1800 was a rematch between President John Adams and Vice President Thomas Jefferson. An electoral tie between Jefferson and his running mate forced the House of Representatives to decide. The election inaugurated 24 years of political dominance for the Democratic-Republican Party.

Thomas Jefferson's Presidency: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and More

2. Thomas Jefferson's Presidency: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and More

Thomas Jefferson is often noted as one of the best presidents in history. In our lesson, learn about some of President Jefferson's many famous domestic accomplishments and the controversy surrounding most of them.

President Madison and the War of 1812

3. President Madison and the War of 1812

Though often overlooked in the annals of American history, the War of 1812 was really a landmark event for a young nation finding its footing amidst a global power struggle. Watch our lesson to follow President James Madison and the War of 1812 into the inky shadows of history.

James Madison After the War of 1812: The Era of Good Feelings

4. James Madison After the War of 1812: The Era of Good Feelings

What do African pirates, American highways and British forts all have in common? President Madison paid attention to all of them in the 'Era of Good Feelings.'

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.

John Marshall's Supreme Court During the Virginia Dynasty

6. John Marshall's Supreme Court During the Virginia Dynasty

Think old Supreme Court cases don't relate to your life today? Under the leadership of Chief Justice John Marshall, the Supreme Court made many landmark decisions that shaped the American judicial system - including the rights of citizens - and affect the most important cases in the country to this day.

Economic Expansion in the 1800s: Slavery, Immigration & Corporations

7. Economic Expansion in the 1800s: Slavery, Immigration & Corporations

Find out how and why America's population grew tremendously in the first part of the 1800s. Then, learn how America became a market economy and added new transportation routes.

American Industrialization: Factory System and Market Revolution

8. American Industrialization: Factory System and Market Revolution

New agricultural technology revolutionized the North, South and West. In this lesson, learn how that technology ushered in the Market Revolution in America.

Education in Early America: Birth of Public Schools and Universities

9. Education in Early America: Birth of Public Schools and Universities

During the early and mid-1800s, education reformers pushed to establish free public schools throughout the U.S. Their efforts also led to the establishment of American universities and the first generation of American writers.

Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise of 1820

10. Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise of 1820

In 1819, Missouri applied for statehood, threatening to tip the balance of senatorial power in favor of the slave states. Find out how Henry Clay resolved the matter for the next 30 years.

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