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Ch 8: Life in Antebellum America (1807-1861): Tutoring Solution

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The Life in Antebellum America (1807-1861) chapter of this AP US History Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about life in America before the Civil War. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the developments and movements of life in antebellum America required in a typical AP US history course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Take a look at the uniquely American art and literature that emerged during the American Renaissance.
  • Discuss the reform movements of the 19th century.
  • Learn about the developments of the transportation revolution.
  • Describe the economic developments that led to the commercial revolution.
  • Understand the problems associated with urbanization.
  • Discuss the lifestyle and economy of the South.
  • Describe the response to slavery in America.
  • Learn about the important figures of the Abolitionist Movement.

10 Lessons in Chapter 8: Life in Antebellum America (1807-1861): Tutoring Solution
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American Renaissance: Uniquely American Art, Literature and Culture

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

America began creating its own distinct culture in the 1800s. Learn about popular trends in art, literature, and pop culture in the antebellum era. Also, learn how religion and utopian communes changed the way some Americans lived.

Reform Movements of the 19th Century

2. Reform Movements of the 19th Century

Inspired by the Second Great Awakening and Transcendentalism, Americans started a number of social reform movements in the antebellum era, including the fight against alcohol and slavery, as well as the fight for public schools, humane prisons and asylums, and women's rights.

The Transportation Revolution: Turnpikes to Steamboats to Railroads

3. The Transportation Revolution: Turnpikes to Steamboats to Railroads

In the half-century before the Civil War, America experienced a transportation revolution that improved the way people and goods crossed the nation, opened up new areas for settlement and altered the centers of economic power.

Economic Developments in the North: A Commercial Revolution

4. Economic Developments in the North: A Commercial Revolution

In the Antebellum Era, the Northern part of the United States was revolutionized by a series of innovations, triggering a shift from an agricultural to a commercial economy. These economic changes sharpened the differences between North and South.

Problems of Urbanization and Daily Life in the North

5. Problems of Urbanization and Daily Life in the North

In the antebellum years, American cities grew. Find out why and what it was like to live in New York, Philadelphia and other Northern cities in the middle of the 19th century.

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

While the North was urbanizing and industrializing, the South became more committed to its rural, leisurely lifestyle and its agricultural economy built on slave labor. Limited industry did exist, but cotton was king!

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

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

The United Sates was conceived on the idea of freedom and the rights of all people, but early on, an institution took hold that was the exact opposite of that idea. In this lesson, find out the roots of slavery in the States, how it took hold, how slaves lived, and how they resisted the bonds of slavery.

Abolitionist Movement: Important Figures in the Fight to End Slavery

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

The abolitionist movement spanned decades. Although slavery did not end peacefully, great Americans like William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Beecher Stowe were some of the driving forces behind the anti-slavery movement.

Who Was Gifford Pinchot? - Quotes & Biography

9. Who Was Gifford Pinchot? - Quotes & Biography

Gifford Pinchot was the first Chief of the United States Forest Service. Known as the 'father of American conservation' he was also a two-term governor of Pennsylvania. Learn about the life and work of Pinchot in this lesson, and then take a brief quiz.

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry: Quotes & Biography

10. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry: Quotes & Biography

Oliver Hazard Perry was a naval commander who fought in the Quasi-War with France, the First Barbary War, and the War of 1812. His most famous victory was the Battle of Lake Erie.

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