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Oklahoma & U.S. Political History - Chapter Summary
This chapter fleshes out a large number of important topics involved in the political history of Oklahoma and the U.S. You'll review several movements and laws as well as the growth of different societies throughout history. By the end of the chapter, you'll have freshened up on all of the following subjects:
- Key events in Oklahoma history
- Movements and themes of U.S. history
- The founding of the New England colonies
- The Middle Colonies
- The Constitutional Convention
- Constitutional ratification
- The 13th amendment
- The Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and '60s
With the wealth of material covered in this chapter, you may want to check out the dashboard feature as a way of staying organized. While in your dashboard, you can get a quick-view of your chapter progress and recent studying activity while also checking out practice quizzes that can help you monitor your understanding topic-by-topic.
1. Timeline of Oklahoma History
In this lesson we explore Oklahoma history through touching on the most important dates in the unique states history, from its settlement by Native Americans through to today.
2. Timeline of U.S. History: Key Movements & Major Themes
In this lesson, we will highlight the major developments and themes of U.S. History. We will briefly look at some of the most important events and developments in the life of the United States.
3. The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies
Learn about the people and motives that led to the founding of Massachusetts Bay Colony, as well as the growth and internal dissent that led to the establishment of Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire.
4. The Southern Colonies: Settlement and Growth
What led to the use of slavery and the creation of different colonies? In this lesson, learn about the unique purposes and patterns of settlement, growth and society in the southern colonies (Virginia, Maryland, the Carolinas, and Georgia).
5. The Middle Colonies: New York, Delaware, New Jersey & Pennsylvania
Learn about the unique identity and diversity of the middle colonies that led America to be called a melting pot. English control of the middle colonies began with the takeover of New Netherland, from which all of the other middle colonies can trace their beginnings.
6. The Constitutional Convention: The Great Compromise
The Constitutional Convention was intended to amend the Articles of Confederation. Instead, those in attendance set out to found a republic (the likes of which had never been seen), which is still going strong well over 200 years later. To accomplish this task, compromises had to be made. The Great Compromise designed the bicameral congress the U.S. has today.
7. The Ratification of the Constitution and the New U.S. Government
The U.S. Constitution may be one of the most important documents in history, but it wasn't a sure thing. A lot of debate took place. There were many people passionate about ratification, and many people passionate about ensuring it didn't get ratified. The divide over the Constitution shows us the root of political parties in the U.S.
8. Abolitionist Movement in America: Leaders, Definition & Timeline
The abolitionist movement in America exposed sectional crises, moving both the North and South closer to Civil War. Develop an understanding of the Abolitionist movement in America. Test your knowledge with a short quiz.
9. What is the 13th Amendment? - Summary, Definition & Ratification
Gaining equal rights as citizens has been a long and drawn out process for African Americans. Learn how the 13th Amendment started this process by eliminating the institution of slavery.
10. Women's Suffrage & Early Feminism: Movement, 19th Amendment & Leaders
The women's suffrage movement became one of the most prominent areas of reform during the Progressive movement. Learn about the work of early feminists, changing roles of women and notable women suffrage leaders who pushed for women's right to vote.
11. The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s
The 1950s witnessed a rejuvenation of the civil rights movement. Learn about the transformation of the movement, its important events and the impact it had on the 1960s.
12. The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s was an extension of the progress made during the 1950s. Learn about the movement's landmark achievements, its fracturing and its legacies.
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