Ch 94: NMTA Social Science: Key Political Documents in the Creation of the U.S.

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Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you a unique way to study key political documents associated with the creation of the US as you prepare for the NMTA Social Science Exam. They also give you a peek at the kinds of questions you'll find on the test.

NMTA Social Science: Key Political Documents in the Creation of the US - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this Key Political Documents in the Creation of the US chapter can form the basis of your review of important material on the NMTA Social Science Exam. The videos cover much of what you need to know, including:

  • The Magna Carta
  • The Constitution of Clarendon
  • Petition of Right of 1628
  • The English Bill of Rights
  • Mayflower Compact
  • The American Declaration of Independence
  • Articles of Confederation
  • The Federalist Papers
  • Seneca Falls Convention of 1848

Our knowledgeable instructors discuss many of the important elements that you need to study for the test. Led by experienced educators, the lessons are designed to be self-paced. Brief quizzes and transcripts are also a part of the chapter.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: Key Political Documents in the Creation of the US Chapter

The NMTA Social Science Exam is designed to evaluate your mastery of historiography and world history, US history, geography and culture, government and economics. Your test score is used to decide if you can be licensed as a teacher in the state of New Mexico. The Government content domain accounting for 19% of the test items and some of its questions will test your knowledge of U.S. political documents. You can get experience answering questions on this subject by answering the questions on the self-assessment quizzes that come with the video lessons. There are 150 multiple-choice items on the test.

8 Lessons in Chapter 94: NMTA Social Science: Key Political Documents in the Creation of the U.S.
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The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance

1. The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance

In the High Middle Ages, rulers fought for supreme power. This lesson explores two of the earliest documents to limit power of an authority figure, whether it was the pope or a king.

Petition of Right of 1628: Definition & Summary

2. Petition of Right of 1628: Definition & Summary

The Petition of Right of 1628 was an English document that helped promote the civil rights of the subjects of King Charles I. Learn how the actions of this king led the people to stand up for and insist upon their civil rights in a manner that is still having influence today.

What Is the English Bill Of Rights? - Definition, Summary & History

3. What Is the English Bill Of Rights? - Definition, Summary & History

In this lesson, we will learn about the English Bill of Rights. We will take a closer look at why the document was created, what the document represents and the influence it has had on the U.S. Constitution.

Mayflower Compact: Definition, Summary & History

4. Mayflower Compact: Definition, Summary & History

The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document in what is now the United States. It even helped establish the direct election of representatives in the colonies that eventually carried over to the new nation! Learn what the Compact was about and why it was necessary.

From the Magna Carta to the American Declaration of Independence

5. From the Magna Carta to the American Declaration of Independence

In this lesson, we will trace the legacy of democratic ideals from the Magna Carta to the Declaration of Independence. We will highlight the key developments of democracy throughout the Medieval period and into the modern age.

Articles of Confederation: Strengths & Weaknesses

6. Articles of Confederation: Strengths & Weaknesses

We pay federal taxes and give more power to the federal government than we do the state because the Articles of Confederation failed miserably as the first constitution. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation here.

The Federalist Papers: History, Writers & Summary

7. The Federalist Papers: History, Writers & Summary

The Federalist Papers were a collection of political essays from the 18th century written by several Founding Fathers of the United States. In this lesson, we'll learn more about the Federalist Papers and why they are still important today.

Seneca Falls Convention of 1848: Definition, Summary & Significance

8. Seneca Falls Convention of 1848: Definition, Summary & Significance

The American women's rights movement began with a meeting of reformers in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. Out of that first convention came a historic document, the 'Declaration of Sentiments,' which demanded equal social status and legal rights for women, including the right to vote.

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