Ch 6: HiSET: The Virginia Dynasty (1801-1825)

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Use these entertaining video lessons to prepare for the HiSET Social Studies test. Each lesson also includes multiple-choice quizzes to help you assess your understanding and track your progress.

HiSET: The Virginia Dynasty (1801-1825) - Chapter Summary

Prepare for questions on the social studies portion of the HiSET exam through lessons on early 1800s American history. As you work your way through the content of this chapter, you can brush up on your knowledge of the following topics:

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • James Madison
  • War of 1812
  • Monroe Doctrine
  • Slavery and immigration
  • Industrialization
  • Education system in early America
  • Missouri Compromise

These lessons each include a short video, multiple-choice quiz and lesson transcript. The videos are taught by professional instructors who present the information in a clear and easy-to-understand manner.

HiSET: The Virginia Dynasty (1801-1825) Objectives

The HiSET is a high school equivalency exam used to assess the knowledge of those who did not receive a high school diploma. It includes subtests in five areas: math, science, reading, writing and social studies. The social studies test includes questions from a variety of content areas, including U.S. history. The 50 multiple-choice questions may ask you to interpret and analyze information from documents, maps, timelines or passages. Other questions may ask you to note the differences between fact and opinion and judge the validity of sources.

The topics in this chapter on the Virginia Dynasty may be included within the history questions, which make up 38% of test content. You can use the videos and sample quizzes in this chapter to prepare for questions related to American history from 1801-1825.

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: HiSET: The Virginia Dynasty (1801-1825)
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Barbary Pirates, Napoleonic Wars and Embargo of 1807

1. Barbary Pirates, Napoleonic Wars and Embargo of 1807

Throughout President Jefferson's two terms in office, his foreign policy revolved around war in Europe. Despite his attempts to remain neutral, American ships were drawn into conflict that demanded the president's response.

John Marshall's Supreme Court During the Virginia Dynasty

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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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