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Ch 39: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Antebellum America

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Use these lessons to review facts about American life prior to the Civil War, focusing on social issues, the economy and transportation. Our videos and quizzes can help you answer related questions on the exam.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Antebellum America - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors will help you refresh your knowledge of the Northern and Southern economies and transportation developments in the years just prior to the Civil War. You'll also get a firsthand look at the social movements that characterized this period. As you study for the OAE - Integrated Social Studies exam, these videos and quizzes will help you get ready for questions on the following topics:

  • Social reform movements of the 19th century
  • Turnpikes, steamboats and other transportation changes
  • Commercial growth in the North
  • The social order and economy of the South
  • Cotton and the slave trade

You can watch these short lessons, averaging about five minutes, on a computer or mobile device. The lessons contain video tags that let you quickly find key points for review.

Objectives of the OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Antebellum America Chapter

In Ohio, teachers must pass the OAE - Integrated Social Studies exam to obtain certification to teach the subject. There are five domains in the exam. Questions on material covered in this chapter's lessons are in the U.S. History domain, which accounts for 25% of the exam's total score.

The exam is computer-based, and all questions are multiple-choice. You can get experience answering questions in this format through the brief self-assessment quizzes that accompany each of our lessons. These quizzes also let you assess your learning and find out where you need additional study.

5 Lessons in Chapter 39: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Antebellum America
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Reform Movements of the 19th Century

1. Reform Movements of the 19th Century

Inspired by the Second Great Awakening and Transcendentalism, Americans started a number of social reform movements in the antebellum era, including the fight against alcohol and slavery, as well as the fight for public schools, humane prisons and asylums, and women's rights.

The Transportation Revolution: Turnpikes to Steamboats to Railroads

2. The Transportation Revolution: Turnpikes to Steamboats to Railroads

In the half-century before the Civil War, America experienced a transportation revolution that improved the way people and goods crossed the nation, opened up new areas for settlement and altered the centers of economic power.

Economic Developments in the North: A Commercial Revolution

3. Economic Developments in the North: A Commercial Revolution

In the Antebellum Era, the Northern part of the United States was revolutionized by a series of innovations, triggering a shift from an agricultural to a commercial economy. These economic changes sharpened the differences between North and South.

Life in the South: Ordered Society and Economy of the Southern States

4. Life in the South: Ordered Society and Economy of the Southern States

While the North was urbanizing and industrializing, the South became more committed to its rural, leisurely lifestyle and its agricultural economy built on slave labor. Limited industry did exist, but cotton was king!

Slavery in America: Cotton, Slave Trade and the Southern Response

5. Slavery in America: Cotton, Slave Trade and the Southern Response

The United Sates was conceived on the idea of freedom and the rights of all people, but early on, an institution took hold that was the exact opposite of that idea. In this lesson, find out the roots of slavery in the States, how it took hold, how slaves lived, and how they resisted the bonds of slavery.

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