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Ch 24: NES: The Virginia Dynasty

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The amount of people from Virginia who contributed to the beginnings of America from is substantial. This chapter looks at the origins of the Virginia Dynasty to prepare you for the NES Middle School Social Science exam.

NES: The Virginia Dynasty - Chapter Summary

The number of contributors to the early fruition of the United States who hailed from the state of Virginia cannot be underscored. These video lessons for the NES Middle Grades Social Science course will show you once again how important these leaders were in the grand scheme of early American history, and also help you study for the exam. The topics included in this chapter are as follows:

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • James Madison
  • James Monroe
  • John Marshall
  • Economic expansion
  • American industrialization
  • Henry Clay
  • The Missouri Compromise

The bold-faced selection of terms on the list below the video lessons should give you an easy place to start when reviewing for the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam. The timeline feature is also an excellent way for you to study for the exam at your own speed and not have to worry about missing an important statistic or event.

9 Lessons in Chapter 24: NES: 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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