Ch 20: NYSTCE Social Studies: Nationalism & Sectionalism

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Examine this chapter to learn more about the growth of nationalism and sectionalism in the United States. A careful study of these lessons should improve your abilities to answer questions about developments and turning points in American history on the NYSTCE Social Studies exam.

NYSTCE Social Studies: Nationalism & Sectionalism - Chapter Summary

Used as a part of your studies for the NYSTCE Social Studies exam, this chapter aims to refresh your knowledge of American nationalism and sectionalism. In addition to describing 19th century political, religious, and personal identity in America, these lessons will address the following:

  • History and development of American political parties before and after the Civil War
  • Explanation of America's population growth and economic expansion in the 1800s
  • Industrialization and the Market Revolution in the United States
  • States' rights and the growth of sectional tension
  • Significance of the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850
  • Bloody Kansas and slavery

These lessons aim to serve as a study guide in several formats. You can view the lessons visually as brief videos, and you can read the information in their corresponding transcriptions. There are short self-assessments available to you to test how well you've learned the content you've reviewed. Finally, there is a cumulative exam you may take at the end of the chapter to see how much you understand and what you need to study further.

9 Lessons in Chapter 20: NYSTCE Social Studies: Nationalism & Sectionalism
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American Political, Religious & Personal Identity in the Early 19th Century

1. American Political, Religious & Personal Identity in the Early 19th Century

American political and religious identity in the early 19th century was influenced by region, the dominant political parties of the day, and events such as the Second Great Awakening. Learn about early 19th century American regional, political, and religious identity in this video lesson.

History of Political Parties in the United States (Pre-Civil War)

2. History of Political Parties in the United States (Pre-Civil War)

The following lesson will discuss the history and evolution of the two-party system in the United States. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

History of Political Parties in the United States (Post-Civil War)

3. History of Political Parties in the United States (Post-Civil War)

The following lesson will continue to cover the history of political parties, this time, the history that occurred after the Civil War. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

Economic Expansion in the 1800s: Slavery, Immigration & Corporations

4. 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

5. 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.

Regional Conflict in America: Debate Over States' Rights

6. Regional Conflict in America: Debate Over States' Rights

In this lesson, we will explore sectional tensions that emerged between the West, North, and South over land and tariffs, leading to confrontations in the Senate and a second nullification crisis.

Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise of 1820

7. 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.

President Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850

8. President Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850

Following President Zachary Taylor's death, Millard Fillmore took office. He supported the Compromise of 1850 that added new states from the Mexican cession and attempted to resolve long-standing controversies over slavery.

Bloody Kansas: Causes, Effects and Summary of Events

9. Bloody Kansas: Causes, Effects and Summary of Events

The events in the Kansas territory were a microcosm of the violent forces shaping the United States in the decade of the 1850s, forces that would ultimately lead to a disintegration of the Union itself. This lesson details what has come to be known as Bleeding Kansas and its impact on the issue of slavery.

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