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Ch 7: MTEL History: Jacksonian Democracy

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Let us show you everything you need to know about Jacksonian Democracy in preparation for the MTEL History Exam. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes provide several approaches to help you correctly answer questions about this subject on the test.

MTEL History: Jacksonian Democracy - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to help you review material on Jacksonian Democracy in preparation for the MTEL History Exam. The videos cover the topics you need to know, including:

  • The election of President John Quincy Adams
  • Politics of President Andrew Jackson
  • The Indian Removal Act of 1837
  • Events during Jacksonian America
  • The presidencies of Van Buren and Harrison

Our knowledgeable instructors take you through every aspect of Jacksonian Democracy, highlighting the most important terms and concepts so you are prepared for the test. By learning in multiple ways, getting the important points becomes easier and more enjoyable.

Objectives of the MTEL History: Jacksonian Democracy Chapter

The MTEL History exam is a comprehensive test that evaluates your understanding of U.S. and world history. Your score will be used to determine if you are eligible for a history teacher's license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The topics in the Jacksonian Democracy chapter are part of the U.S. History subarea, which makes up 30% of the exam questions. The self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson let you evaluate how well you understand the material and give you experience answering the types of questions that will be found on the test.

There are 100 multiple-choice and two open-response questions on the exam. For the multiple-choice items, you will read a passage and then select the correct answer from several possibilities shown to you. For the open-response items, you will need to create a cohesive and logical essay that demonstrates your ability to integrate information from multiple areas of history.

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: MTEL History: Jacksonian Democracy
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President John Quincy Adams and the Election of 1824

1. President John Quincy Adams and the Election of 1824

The election of 1824 and its candidates played a huge role in the election of John Quincy Adams as president. In this lesson, look at the dramatic turn in presidential politics and the not-so-remarkable presidency of this public servant.

President Andrew Jackson and the Age of the Common Man

2. President Andrew Jackson and the Age of the Common Man

In this lesson, we will explore the dirty politics of the 1828 election and the Age of the Common Man in American politics. Discover how this election changed American politics forever.

The Trail of Tears and Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830

3. The Trail of Tears and Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830

In this lesson, we'll discuss Jackson's forced removal of Native Americans from their land in the east to new territory west of the Mississippi River.

Jacksonian America: Bank of the United States and the Panic of 1837

4. Jacksonian America: Bank of the United States and the Panic of 1837

In this lesson, we will discuss President Andrew Jackson's economic policies, including his determination to close the Bank of the United States and the financial panic of 1837.

Presidents Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison

5. Presidents Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison

Watch this lesson to learn about Martin Van Buren's administration (1837-1841), the elections of 1836 and 1840, and the short-lived presidency of William Henry Harrison.

Abolitionist Movement in America: Leaders, Definition & Timeline

6. Abolitionist Movement in America: Leaders, Definition & Timeline

The abolitionist movement in America exposed sectional crises, moving both the North and South closer to Civil War. Develop an understanding of the Abolitionist movement in America. Test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Reform Movements of the 19th Century

7. 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.

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