Ch 1: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: US & Missouri History to 1789

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Enrich your knowledge of US and Missouri history to 1789 with these lessons. Each lesson has a corresponding worksheet and quiz. These items will help you prepare for the United States History subtest of the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content Test.

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

The information in this chapter will help refresh and expand your knowledge of significant people and events in Missouri and US History to 1789. The lessons cover the following topics:

  • Early civilizations in the Americas
  • Culture and history of Crow and Cherokee tribes
  • European competition over American territory
  • Jamestown and Plymouth Rock settlements
  • Regional settlements in early America, including the New England colonies, middle colonies and southern colonies
  • The economic development of the 13 Colonies
  • Black history in colonial America
  • World events that influenced colonial America
  • Conflicts between Native Americans and settlers

In these lessons, each topic is broken down and thoroughly discussed through short video lessons. The knowledge you gain from these lessons will aid in your preparation to pass the related subarea of the MEGA Multi-Content Social Science Test.

15 Lessons in Chapter 1: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: US & Missouri History to 1789
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Native American History: Origins of Early People in the Americas

1. Native American History: Origins of Early People in the Americas

Because the first humans and civilizations got their start in Africa and the Middle East, historians and anthropologists have had to figure out how Native Americans got to the Americas. In this lesson we look at the three prevailing theories of the earliest migration to the New World.

Crow Native American Tribe: History, Facts & Culture

2. Crow Native American Tribe: History, Facts & Culture

Through this course you will be given a basic introduction to the Crow people, including some significant events from their history. You will also learn about how Crow culture has contributed to the shaping of United States history.

Cherokee Nation: Tribe History, Facts & Culture

3. Cherokee Nation: Tribe History, Facts & Culture

Many Native American tribes fought to keep their land and way of life, while others preferred appeasement, cooperation, and/or assimilation. Learn about the Cherokee, their approach to U.S. expansion and settlement, and their way of life in this lesson.

First European Settlements of North America

4. First European Settlements of North America

In this lesson, you will explore the first years of European colonization in North America as several nations attempted to establish their first colonial settlements. Then, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Europe Battles to Claim North America

5. Europe Battles to Claim North America

From the Russians and Danes to the French and English, numerous European countries attempted to colonize North America. This lesson takes a look at many of them and explains why the English were ultimately so successful.

The 13 Colonies: Developing Economy & Overseas Trade

6. The 13 Colonies: Developing Economy & Overseas Trade

England's intention had always been for the colonies to make them rich. The plan worked, but it became more difficult for England to make sure things stayed that way. And even with regulation, the colonies prospered, too.

The Indian Wars: Struggle Between Native Americans and Settlers

7. The Indian Wars: Struggle Between Native Americans and Settlers

As America expanded into the West, whites often encroached on Indian land and resources. Many Native Americans defended their territory, leading to a series of conflicts known as the Indian Wars.

The Settlement of Jamestown Colony

8. The Settlement of Jamestown Colony

In 1607, the London Company settled the colony of Jamestown. The settlers overcame many odds to become the first permanent, English settlement in North America. In this lesson, learn about the failures and successes of Jamestown before it was taken over by the Crown.

The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement

9. The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement

Find out how much you know about the Pilgrims and their voyage. In this lesson, you'll learn about the misplaced Plymouth Colony, its escaped indentured servants, and the Wampanoag Indians who saved their lives.

The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies

10. The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies

Learn about the people and motives that led to the founding of Massachusetts Bay Colony, as well as the growth and internal dissent that led to the establishment of Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

11. The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

What was it like to live in America during the colonial period? Just like today, it depended where you were. Learn about the factors that categorized all of the American colonies, as well as the differences between the northern, middle and southern colonies.

Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

12. Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

In this lesson, you'll learn a little about the slave trade, the growth and characteristics of slavery in the colonial period - including laws regulating the institution and the population of free blacks in the English colonies.

The Southern Colonies: Settlement and Growth

13. The Southern Colonies: Settlement and Growth

What led to the use of slavery and the creation of different colonies? In this lesson, learn about the unique purposes and patterns of settlement, growth and society in the southern colonies (Virginia, Maryland, the Carolinas, and Georgia).

The Middle Colonies: New York, Delaware, New Jersey & Pennsylvania

14. The Middle Colonies: New York, Delaware, New Jersey & Pennsylvania

Learn about the unique identity and diversity of the middle colonies that led America to be called a melting pot. English control of the middle colonies began with the takeover of New Netherland, from which all of the other middle colonies can trace their beginnings.

The 13 Colonies: World Events that Influenced Colonial America

15. The 13 Colonies: World Events that Influenced Colonial America

How come New York seems like part of the Northeast instead of a Middle colony? Where did the Amish come from? What gave colonists the idea that they had a right to representation when there was a king? What's the difference between England and Great Britain? If these were English colonies, how come so many Americans say they have Scottish or Scots-Irish ancestry? This lesson answers these questions and other mysteries of American history.

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