Ch 58: MTTC History: Constitutional Democracy in the U.S.

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Study up on the Constitution and constitutional democracy with these videos. Each lesson offers an in-depth look at topics you'll be asked about on the MTTC History exam.

MTTC History: Constitutional Democracy in the U.S. - Chapter Summary

Facilitate your preparation for the MTTC History exam by watching these short and engaging lessons on constitutional democracy. You'll be ready to answer related questions on the exam after viewing lessons on:

  • The U.S. Constitution and its components
  • Components of the Michigan Constitution
  • Growth and spread of democratic ideals during the American Revolution
  • Provisions in the Constitution for limited government
  • Process used to amend the Constitution

Lessons are led by subject experts who break down large concepts about the Constitution and democracy into small, easily digestible chunks that help you quickly retain all the info you'll need on this topic for the exam. Lessons also come with transcripts, so you can pinpoint key terms and definitions, and video tags that let you review main points in the videos.

Objectives of the MTTC History: Constitutional Democracy in the U.S. Chapter

Michigan uses the MTTC History exam as part of the teacher licensing process. It is designed to assess your comprehension of history topics and readiness to teach them in the classroom. The U.S. Constitution and constitutional democracy are covered in the interdisciplinary perspectives subarea. Roughly one quarter of the exam's total questions are found in this subarea. All questions on the exam are multiple choice. Our self-assessment quizzes offer a convenient and fun way for you to get familiar with the format of the questions on the exam.

5 Lessons in Chapter 58: MTTC History: Constitutional Democracy in the U.S.
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The Constitution of the United States: Summary & Analysis

1. The Constitution of the United States: Summary & Analysis

The United States Constitution is one of the most important documents in history. In this lesson, we will summarize its components, including the preamble, articles, and its first ten amendments.

Major Components of the Michigan State Constitution

2. Major Components of the Michigan State Constitution

This lesson breaks down the articles of the Michigan State Constitution into easy-to-chew pieces. Learn fun facts and key issues from this nearly 40,000 word document, including topics of current debate and legacy items that give us a glimpse of the history.

The Spread of Democratic Ideals During the Revolutionary War

3. The Spread of Democratic Ideals During the Revolutionary War

Democratic ideals spread before, during and after the American Revolution. This generated the democratic government known in the United States today. This lesson explores the Revolutionary roots of the Constitution.

Constitutional Provisions for Limited Government

4. Constitutional Provisions for Limited Government

The United States Constitution lays out a limited federal government. Our federal government is based on federalism, with a separation of powers. This lesson explores constitutional provisions for a limited government.

The Process of Amending the Constitution

5. The Process of Amending the Constitution

Amending the United States Constitution is a complicated process. It's only been accomplished 27 times. This lesson outlines the process by which the U.S. Constitution can be amended.

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