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Ch 5: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: US & Missouri History 1789-1918

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In this chapter, you can brush-up on U.S. and Missouri history from 1789 to 1918 in preparation for the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content. You can review material and practice with quizzes on your mobile device thanks to mobile-friendly lessons.

MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: US & Missouri History 1789-1918 - Chapter Summary

To find out what information you need to be familiar with for the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content test, utilize this chapter's text and video lessons. Our knowledgeable instructors review the most essential history topics of this time period. The lessons include information like:

  • President Jefferson and Jeffersonian democracy
  • The Louisiana Purchase and Missouri Compromise
  • Early education ans the start of public schools
  • Social reform movements, including women's rights and the abolitionists
  • The political agenda of Theodore Roosevelt
  • Westward expansion, the Oregon Trail and the Homestead Act of 1862
  • The Dred Scott case
  • The conflict with and assimilation of Native Americans
  • Missouri's road to statehood
  • The California gold rush

Let our instructors guide you through lessons outlining U.S. and Missouri history from 1789 to 1918 as you get ready for the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content test. Lessons include engaging video or text lessons, as well as assessment quizzes that allow you to test your comprehension. Take advantage of these mobile-friendly lessons that allow you to study from anywhere you choose.

15 Lessons in Chapter 5: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: US & Missouri History 1789-1918
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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.

The Louisiana Purchase of 1803: Summary, Facts & Importance

2. The Louisiana Purchase of 1803: Summary, Facts & Importance

This lesson discusses the Louisiana Purchase. Learn more about the most important real estate deal in American history and how it influenced the growth of the United States. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Missouri Compromise of 1820: Terms, Summary & Definition

3. Missouri Compromise of 1820: Terms, Summary & Definition

The Missouri Compromise passed Congress in 1820. It admitted Missouri to the Union as a slave state and barred slavery from the Louisiana Territory north of the 36°30' parallel.

Education in Early America: Birth of Public Schools and Universities

4. 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.

Reform Movements of the 19th Century

5. 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.

Abolitionist Movement: Important Figures in the Fight to End Slavery

6. 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.

Seneca Falls Convention of 1848: Definition, Summary & Significance

7. Seneca Falls Convention of 1848: Definition, Summary & Significance

The American women's rights movement began with a meeting of reformers in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. Out of that first convention came a historic document, the 'Declaration of Sentiments,' which demanded equal social status and legal rights for women, including the right to vote.

Theodore Roosevelt & the Progressives: Definition and Political Agenda

8. Theodore Roosevelt & the Progressives: Definition and Political Agenda

In the early 20th century, the United States had become an increasingly industrialized society. Progressive reformers believed that many social, economic and political issues required federal government regulation. Learn how Progressive Era reformers, including President Theodore Roosevelt and his Square Deal, worked to correct problems that accompanied this rapid development and expansion.

Westward U.S. Expansion (1820-1860)

9. Westward U.S. Expansion (1820-1860)

This lesson will explain America's 19th century expansion into the West. It will define the concept of Manifest Destiny and highlight the displacement of Native Americans.

The Oregon Trail: Westward Migration to the Pacific Ocean

10. The Oregon Trail: Westward Migration to the Pacific Ocean

Throughout the first half of the 19th century, the United States expanded its borders all the way to the Pacific Ocean, fulfilling its manifest destiny. Find out about the reasons people wanted this land, the path that took them there and the politicians who supported it all.

Dred Scott v. Sanford: Case Summary & Decision

11. Dred Scott v. Sanford: Case Summary & Decision

In this lesson, we will explore the famous Dred Scott v. Sanford Supreme Court case. We will learn about the case's background, the court's findings, and the impact of this landmark decision.

Native Americans: Conflict, Conquest and Assimilation During the Gilded Age

12. Native Americans: Conflict, Conquest and Assimilation During the Gilded Age

In the second half of the 19th century, the federal government attempted to control Native American nations. This led to violent conflicts known together as the Indian Wars. Learn about famous battles, and the attempt to 'civilize' tribes through various policies.

Statehood: Definition & Overview

13. Statehood: Definition & Overview

In this lesson, we explore the concept of statehood. Concerning the status of a U.S. territory or dependency, the process of statehood has changed over time, and its granting confers many rights and privileges upon each new state.

Election of 1848 and the California Gold Rush

14. Election of 1848 and the California Gold Rush

General Zachary Taylor was elected president in 1848, hoping to see the peaceful addition of land from the Mexican cession. 'Old Rough and Ready' wasn't prepared for the California gold rush.

Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 & the Frontier Thesis

15. Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 & the Frontier Thesis

Between the mid-1800s and the turn of the 20th century, the American frontier opened and closed abruptly. What factors influenced this land rush, and how did it help shape American history?

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