Ch 32: Michigan History

About This Chapter

Brush up on historical facts, people and events from Michigan history using this informative chapter. You'll study the state's history from the early indigenous tribes to modern day issues.

Michigan History - Chapter Summary

Well-versed instructors guide you through Michigan's history in these engaging and factual lessons. You'll learn about the important battles and key people who shaped the state throughout history. Instructors discuss notable events, laws and disputes from 1763 to 1900, while also identifying the eight indigenous tribes that inhabited the state prior to European arrival. Additional events and people mentioned in this chapter include:

  • Pontiac's Rebellion
  • Territorial disputes between French and British colonists
  • The Battle of Lake Erie and the history of the Erie Canal
  • General Lewis Cass
  • Political parties and movements, including the Whig party and the Know-Nothing movement
  • Social and economic issues of the state from 1900 to the present
  • Henry Ford

Upon reviewing all the main facts and events featured in this chapter, you'll have the opportunity to gauge your comprehension of the material by taking the brief multiple-choice lesson quizzes and more comprehensive chapter exam. You can quickly and easily review any key facts before moving on to the next section by using the direct links within the quizzes. Other valuable resources included in this chapter are printable quiz worksheets and transcripts for video lessons, both of which can be used as offline study material.

12 Lessons in Chapter 32: Michigan History
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Early History of Michigan

1. Early History of Michigan

Before Michigan became a state, it was the home to numerous Native American tribes as well as French settlers who engaged in the fur trade. This lesson looks at this early residents of Michigan and tells their story.

Pontiac's Rebellion Definition & Summary

2. Pontiac's Rebellion Definition & Summary

Through this lesson, you will learn about the events that led to the Native American/colonial conflict known as Pontiac's Rebellion, and gain insight into how the event has influenced over two hundred years of American history.

History of Michigan from 1763-1776: Events & Disputes

3. History of Michigan from 1763-1776: Events & Disputes

In this lesson we will learn about the history of Michigan between 1763-1776. We will examine French-British tension, Pontiac's War, and other key themes and developments in Michigan history during this time.

History of Michigan from 1776-1837: Major Events & Laws

4. History of Michigan from 1776-1837: Major Events & Laws

In this lesson, we will learn the history of Michigan between 1776-1837. We will learn about some of the important events during this time, and discuss when Michigan became a state.

The Battle of Lake Erie in 1813: Summary & Facts

5. The Battle of Lake Erie in 1813: Summary & Facts

The Battle of Lake Erie was a pivotal event in the War of 1812. Read all about this historical event through a summary and fact set and then complete a short quiz to see what you learned.

Erie Canal: Definition, History & Facts

6. Erie Canal: Definition, History & Facts

The westward expansion of the early 19th century created a need to open up the transport of goods and people to the west. The Erie Canal started off with little popularity, but it ended up being one of the most lucrative transportation waterways to exist. Read more about the history of this engineering marvel.

General Lewis Cass: History & Biography

7. General Lewis Cass: History & Biography

Lewis Cass was an American general in the War of 1812 and a Democratic politician who ran for president and lost in 1848. He was also a Senator from Michigan, Secretary of War, and Secretary of State.

History of Michigan from 1837-1860: Economy & Politics

8. History of Michigan from 1837-1860: Economy & Politics

The years directly after Michigan became a state were ones of great change in the state. This lesson looks at those changes, including the development of mining in the Upper Peninsula, the immigrants who settled the land, and the birth of the Republican Party.

Michigan from 1860-1900: Civil War, Gilded Age & Mayor Pingree

9. Michigan from 1860-1900: Civil War, Gilded Age & Mayor Pingree

In this lesson, we explore the history of Michigan in the late 19th century, from Michigan's participation in the Civil War through the Progressive governorship of Hazen Pingree.

Michigan Social Issues: 1900-1941

10. Michigan Social Issues: 1900-1941

Michigan was an important player in American history in the early 20th century, and how it dealt with many issues helped set national tones. In this lesson, we'll explore the major social issues in the state's past.

Michigan's Economy from 1941-Present

11. Michigan's Economy from 1941-Present

Michigan's economy has always been a major part of the American economy. In this lesson, we'll look at the changes in the state economy from 1941 to the present and see how they reflected national trends.

Henry Ford: Biography, Facts, Assembly Line & Accomplishments

12. Henry Ford: Biography, Facts, Assembly Line & Accomplishments

Henry Ford created the first functioning automobile for public use, forever changing transportation. In this lesson, we'll explore Ford's life and see how he revolutionized the American factory.

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