Ch 26: MTLE Elementary Education: Westward Expansion

About This Chapter

Learn about westward expansion in this chapter of the MTLE Elementary Education exam study guide. Video lessons and self-assessment quizzes teach you all you need to know about westward expansion for teacher licensure in Minnesota.

MTLE Elementary Education: Westward Expansion - Chapter Summary

Lessons in this chapter explore westward expansion in the United States, including Thomas Jefferson's presidency, and economic expansion in the 1800s. Also covered are the Homestead Act, and the United States-Dakota War. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:

  • The Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition during Thomas Jefferson's presidency
  • Slavery, immigration and corporations contributing to economic expansion in the 1800s
  • Westward expansion, including the Homestead Act of 1862 and the Frontier Thesis
  • Causes and results of the United States-Dakota War of 1862

Short, engaging video lessons walk you through each subject, and you can skip to main subjects in the videos by using the jump feature under the Timeline tab. Self-assessment quizzes test your understanding and retention of the material, and familiarize you with the types of questions you'll see on exam day. You can visit your Dashboard to track your progress through the course.

Westward Expansion - Chapter Objectives

The MTLE Elementary Education exam measures a student's knowledge of subject matter in accordance with Minnesota educator licensure regulations. The exam measures reading, communication arts, mathematics, health/fitness and fine arts, science, and social studies. The material covered in this Westward Expansion chapter is tested in the social studies portion of the MTLE exam, which comprises about 14% of the entire test. The exam includes approximately 150 multiple choice questions.

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