Ch 24: NMTA: The Virginia Dynasty

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Use our video lessons to brush up on your knowledge of the impact of the Virginia Dynasty during the early years of United States history. Lesson quizzes offer an additional tool to prepare to answer these history questions on the NES Middle Grades Social Science test, now used by New Mexico in place of the equivalent NMTA test.

NMTA: The Virginia Dynasty - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors examine the accomplishments, challenges and controversies of the Virginian presidencies during the 19th century. The following topics are covered in chapter lessons:

  • The disputed election of President Jefferson
  • The Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition
  • The War of 1812
  • Madison's post-war policies and economic reforms
  • President Monroe and the Monroe Doctrine
  • Chief Justice John Marshall and landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions
  • Economic developments in the 19th century
  • Tensions that led to the Missouri Compromise of 1820

Our experienced instructors offer compelling lessons taught in a conversational tone using engaging visuals. Lessons are less than 10 minutes long and can be watched as often as you'd like. Use video tags to jump to main ideas in a lesson or view the text lessons to get more details on key terms.

NMTA: The Virginia Dynasty Chapter Objectives

New Mexico requires teachers seeking a middle grades social sciences endorsement to take the NES Middle Grades Social Science test. The computer-based test has 150 multiple-choice questions and test sessions last for 3 hours.

History questions account for 50% of the test score. Take our chapter exam to prepare to answer multiple-choice history questions about the Virginia Dynasty for this teacher certification test.

9 Lessons in Chapter 24: NMTA: 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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