Ch 20: MTEL History: Contemporary American Presidents

About This Chapter

These lessons will give you an overview of the administrations of U.S. presidents from Ronald Reagan through Barack Obama. The videos and quizzes will help you get ready for questions on these presidents when you take the MTEL History exam.

MTEL History: Contemporary American Presidents - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons can help you brush up on your knowledge of recent presidents and their accomplishments as you prepare for the MTEL History exam. Use the videos to get ready for these types of questions on the exam:

  • Understanding the impact of Ronald Reagan's economic policies
  • Identifying the domestic achievements of George H.W. Bush
  • Exploring Bill Clinton's ideas on the economy, healthcare, welfare and social policies
  • Examining the controversial 2000 presidential election
  • Describing George W. Bush's response to the 9/11 attacks
  • Analyzing Barack Obama's election and accomplishments

These video lessons look at policies and events of these presidencies, giving you a review of their importance and impact on the country. Our instructors are experts at helping you prepare for the exam, and if you need any further assistance, feel free to submit your questions to them..

Objectives of the Contemporary American Presidents Chapter

The MTEL History exam looks at your knowledge of history, geography, government and economics. Passing it is required of anyone who wants certification to teach history in Massachusetts. Topics covered in the Contemporary American Presidents chapter are in the test's section on U.S. history, which comprises 30% of the total test.

All questions on the MTEL History exam are multiple-choice, like the brief quizzes that follow each of our lessons. These quizzes allow you to assess your knowledge and gain practice answering test questions in a format similar to what you'll face when you take the MTEL History exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 20: MTEL History: Contemporary American Presidents
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Reaganomics: Success, Failures & Effects

1. Reaganomics: Success, Failures & Effects

'Reaganomics' represented President Ronald Reagan's attempt at energizing the inert American economy following the 1970s. Learn about the program, as well as its successes and failures, in this lesson.

President George H.W. Bush: Domestic Policy and Accomplishments

2. President George H.W. Bush: Domestic Policy and Accomplishments

President George H.W. Bush's domestic agenda reflected a change in ideology. Learn about the domestic challenges Bush faced, his handling of the issues and his overall achievements.

Bill Clinton's Domestic Policy: the Economy, Healthcare, Welfare & Social Policies

3. Bill Clinton's Domestic Policy: the Economy, Healthcare, Welfare & Social Policies

During the 1990s, President Bill Clinton met many of his domestic policy goals, including stimulating the economy, reforming welfare, and advocating for social change. He did not successfully achieve a national healthcare system.

George W. Bush: 2000 Election & Domestic Agenda

4. George W. Bush: 2000 Election & Domestic Agenda

President George W. Bush overcame numerous obstacles before and after entering office. Learn about the Republican Primary Election, the presidential election of 2000 and Bush's domestic goals.

George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror

5. George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror

The September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States forced President George W. Bush to reappraise his foreign policy. Learn about the tragic day, the Bush Doctrine and the ensuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

President Barack Obama: Election, Policies & Accomplishments

6. President Barack Obama: Election, Policies & Accomplishments

Barack Obama became the first African American President of the United States in 2009. Learn about his first term including his domestic and foreign initiatives, and his successes and failures.

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