Ch 25: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Virginia Dynasty

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Heighten your knowledge of the Virginia dynasty when you watch the video lessons in this chapter. Having refreshed your memory, you can answer questions about the subject on the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) examination.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) - The Virginia Dynasty Chapter Summary

This Virginia Dynasty chapter discusses the legacies, accomplishments and political controversies of the Virginian presidents who were elected to office between 1800 and 1825. Within its interactive video lessons, the chapter explores such diverse topics as the origins of the War of 1812 and the advent of transportation and factory systems. Prior to taking the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) examination, watch the videos in order to:

  • Learn more about the election and presidency of Thomas Jefferson
  • Examine President Madison's stance during the War of 1812 and his actions after the war's end
  • Explain the events that occurred during James Monroe's presidential term
  • Outline Chief Justice John Marshall's landmark rulings and Supreme Court leadership
  • Study the population growth, slavery and economic expansion of the 1800s
  • Review the events of America's Market Revolution, and discuss the invention of the cotton gin
  • Examine the role of Henry Clay in the Missouri Compromise

Benefit from this chapter's lessons on the Virginia dynasty even if you currently have a busy schedule. Offered online, the videos can be accessed conveniently through your mobile device. Review the lesson topics and increase your chances of successfully answering corresponding questions on the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) examination. Featuring navigational video tags, written transcripts and clickable links to key terms, the lessons are user friendly. Skilled instructors provide answers to your submitted questions, and the self-assessment quizzes test your retention of this chapter's material.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) - The Virginia Dynasty Objectives

Many of the U.S.'s historical events are covered throughout the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) examination's third subarea, which is titled, U.S. History. That section amounts to 18% of the entire examination. After your review of this chapter, you can put your knowledge of the Virginia dynasty to use by expertly answering pertinent questions on the second section of the U.S. History sub-area. Overall, there are 100 multiple-choice questions on both the computer-based and paper-based versions of the examination. There is a time limit of four hours and 30 minutes for completing all seven sub-areas of the paper-based assessment, whereas the computer-based examination must be completed in under two hours and 30 minutes.

9 Lessons in Chapter 25: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Virginia Dynasty
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President Jefferson's Election and Jeffersonian Democracy

1. President Jefferson's Election and Jeffersonian Democracy

The presidential election of 1800 was a rematch between President John Adams and Vice President Thomas Jefferson. An electoral tie between Jefferson and his running mate forced the House of Representatives to decide. The election inaugurated 24 years of political dominance for the Democratic-Republican Party.

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

2. 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

3. 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 Madison After the War of 1812: The Era of Good Feelings

4. James Madison After the War of 1812: The Era of Good Feelings

What do African pirates, American highways and British forts all have in common? President Madison paid attention to all of them in the 'Era of Good Feelings.'

James Monroe's Presidency: The Monroe Doctrine

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise of 1820

9. Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise of 1820

In 1819, Missouri applied for statehood, threatening to tip the balance of senatorial power in favor of the slave states. Find out how Henry Clay resolved the matter for the next 30 years.

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