Ch 7: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Early U.S. History

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Let us help you study for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies assessment with this comprehensive overview of early U.S. history. Gain greater insight by watching short videos, and test your knowledge with lesson quizzes and a chapter exam.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Early U.S. History - Chapter Summary

Get the refresher of early U.S. history you need to succeed when taking the Praxis Middle School Social Studies assessment. Explore the War of 1812, various U.S. presidencies and more to make sure you're able to answer questions on the exam asking you to:

  • Discuss the election and politics of Thomas Jefferson
  • Share details about the Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark
  • Provide insight into the Barbary pirates, Napoleonic wars and the Embargo of 1807
  • Detail events associated with James Madison and the War of 1812
  • Describe James Madison's presidency, the Monroe Doctrine and John Marshall's Supreme Court during the Virginia Dynasty
  • Explain economic expansion in the 1800s and American industrialization
  • Analyze education in early America and the birth of public schools and universities

You can easily navigate the lessons in this chapter by selecting those you want to review in any order you desire. Choose between watching fun and entertaining video lessons or scrolling down to access full transcripts with easily identifiable vocabulary words. At any point, you can take the self-assessment quiz with each lesson to test your comprehension of early U.S. history concepts. A chapter exam is also available to reinforce all lesson topics.

9 Lessons in Chapter 7: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Early U.S. History
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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.

Barbary Pirates, Napoleonic Wars and Embargo of 1807

3. Barbary Pirates, Napoleonic Wars and Embargo of 1807

Throughout President Jefferson's two terms in office, his foreign policy revolved around war in Europe. Despite his attempts to remain neutral, American ships were drawn into conflict that demanded the president's response.

President Madison and the War of 1812

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

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