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Ch 6: MTEL History: The Virginia Dynasty

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We can help you absorb information about the Virginia dynasty in preparation for the MTEL History Exam. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you multiple options for studying so you can correctly answer questions on the test.

MTEL History: The Virginia Dynasty - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to help you recollect facts and key terms about the early presidents of the United States from Virginia as you prepare for the MTEL History Exam. The videos review topics such as:

  • Accomplishments of Thomas Jefferson's presidency
  • The War of 1812 and other events during the Madison presidency
  • The policies of James Monroe
  • The Supreme Court and John Marshall
  • Economic expansion in the 1800's
  • American industrialization

Our experienced instructors review main topics from the Virginia dynasty era and emphasize the key points and concepts you need to know. Having more than one approach to learning the material makes process of reviewing the information interesting and fun.

Objectives of the MTEL History: The Virginia Dynasty Chapter

The MTEL History Exam is a comprehensive exam that evaluates your understanding of both U.S. and world history in order to obtain a license to teach history in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The topics in this The Virginia Dynasty chapter fall within the U.S. History section; this section makes up approximately 30% of the test questions. By taking our self-assessment quizzes you can evaluate your level of mastery of the material and gain exposure to the types of questions you will see on the exam.

There are 100 multiple-choice items and two open-response items on this computer-based test. For the multiple-choice items, you will read a passage and then choose the correct answer from a group of possibilities. For the open-response items, you will compose essays that demonstrate your ability to integrate information about different aspects of history into a cohesive narrative.

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: MTEL History: The Virginia Dynasty
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Thomas Jefferson's Presidency: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and More

1. Thomas Jefferson's Presidency: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and More

Thomas Jefferson is often noted as one of the best presidents in history. In our lesson, learn about some of President Jefferson's many famous domestic accomplishments and the controversy surrounding most of them.

President Madison and the War of 1812

2. President Madison and the War of 1812

Though often overlooked in the annals of American history, the War of 1812 was really a landmark event for a young nation finding its footing amidst a global power struggle. Watch our lesson to follow President James Madison and the War of 1812 into the inky shadows of history.

James Monroe's Presidency: The Monroe Doctrine

3. James Monroe's Presidency: The Monroe Doctrine

Can you imagine a time when there was only one political party in the United States? Find out why James Monroe was one of the nation's most popular presidents during his lifetime and learn about his foreign policy that endured for nearly a century.

John Marshall's Supreme Court During the Virginia Dynasty

4. John Marshall's Supreme Court During the Virginia Dynasty

Think old Supreme Court cases don't relate to your life today? Under the leadership of Chief Justice John Marshall, the Supreme Court made many landmark decisions that shaped the American judicial system - including the rights of citizens - and affect the most important cases in the country to this day.

Economic Expansion in the 1800s: Slavery, Immigration & Corporations

5. Economic Expansion in the 1800s: Slavery, Immigration & Corporations

Find out how and why America's population grew tremendously in the first part of the 1800s. Then, learn how America became a market economy and added new transportation routes.

American Industrialization: Factory System and Market Revolution

6. American Industrialization: Factory System and Market Revolution

New agricultural technology revolutionized the North, South and West. In this lesson, learn how that technology ushered in the Market Revolution in America.

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