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Ch 40: MTEL Middle School Humanities: The Virginia Dynasty

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Learn about the Virginia Dynasty in this chapter of the MTEL Middle School exam study guide. Prepare for your exam with these self-assessment quizzes and video lessons.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: The Virginia Dynasty - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter explore the Virginia Dynasty, including US presidents, economic expansion in the 1800's, and American industrialization. The presidencies of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe are discussed. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:

  • Jefferson's presidency
  • Madison and the War of 1812
  • Monroe's presidency and the Monroe Doctrine

Knowledgeable instructors walk you through each concept and provide a thorough explanation of each. Short, engaging video lessons make the material fun and interesting, and self-assessment quizzes ensure your understanding and retention of the material. Visit your dashboard to track your progress through the course.

The Virginia Dynasty - Chapter Objectives

The Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure measure competency in various subjects, in compliance with state teacher licensing requirements. The MTEL Middle School Humanities exam covers literature and language; reading, rhetoric, and composition; history; and geography, government, and economics. The material covered in this Virginia Dynasty chapter of the study guide is tested in the history section of the exam, which comprises about 25% of the entire test. The exam includes 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response questions.

6 Lessons in Chapter 40: MTEL Middle School Humanities: 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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