Ch 8: Holt United States History Chapter 8: The Jefferson Era (1800-1815)

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The Jefferson Era (1800-1815) chapter of this Holt United States History Online Textbook Help course helps students learn the essential United States history lessons of early democracy. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Jefferson Era (1800-1815) textbook chapter.

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  • The birth of the Democratic-Republican party
  • Jefferson's election and presidency
  • Jeffersonian democracy and policies
  • Marbury v. Madison
  • Lewis and Clark and the Louisiana Purchase
  • Barbary pirates, the Napoleonic Wars and the Embargo of 1807
  • The War of 1812
  • Presidency of James Madison

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5 Lessons in Chapter 8: Holt United States History Chapter 8: The Jefferson Era (1800-1815)
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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.

Jeffersonianism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

2. Jeffersonianism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

Thomas Jefferson was a founding father whose ideals have impacted much of modern American life, hundreds of years after his life. In this lesson, we'll look at the legacy he left in the American education system, a philosophy known as Jeffersonianism.

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

3. 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.

Barbary Pirates, Napoleonic Wars and Embargo of 1807

4. 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.

President Madison and the War of 1812

5. 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.

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