Ch 6: Prentice Hall US History Chapter 6: The New Republic (1789-1816)

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The New Republic chapter of this Prentice Hall US History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the early US government. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the New Republic textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall's The New Republic chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the early US government topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • President Washington and the new government
  • Federalists against the Republicans
  • The Whiskey Rebellion
  • French Revolution
  • President Adams
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Marbury v. Madison
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Napoleonic Wars
  • James Madison and the War of 1812

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10 Lessons in Chapter 6: Prentice Hall US History Chapter 6: The New Republic (1789-1816)
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George Washington and the New United States Government

1. George Washington and the New United States Government

George Washington was the United States' first president. He knew everything he did would set the stage for future presidents of the country. A heavy weight was on his shoulders, and much of what he established in his two terms set the precedent for presidents today.

Hamilton and the Federalists vs. Jefferson and the Republicans

2. Hamilton and the Federalists vs. Jefferson and the Republicans

Although President Washington warned against the nation falling into political factions, the different views of the Constitution held by Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists and Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans set the path for the two-party system that the U.S. has today.

The Whiskey Rebellion and Battle of Fallen Timbers

3. The Whiskey Rebellion and Battle of Fallen Timbers

In the early days of the U.S., President Washington and the new government were tested by foreign and domestic issues. How these issues were dealt with would establish the young nation's position. Domestically, the Whiskey Rebellion and the Battle of Fallen Timbers demonstrated how rebellion and territorial issues would be decided.

The French Revolution, Jay Treaty and Treaty of San Lorenzo

4. The French Revolution, Jay Treaty and Treaty of San Lorenzo

In the U.S., early foreign affairs were of incredible importance. For the young nation to survive, they had to exist in a world with tense relations. Should the new nation get involved in foreign wars? How do they negotiate with foreign powers? This lesson looks at the early foreign relations of the United States.

President John Adams: From Alien and Sedition Acts to XYZ Affair

5. President John Adams: From Alien and Sedition Acts to XYZ Affair

John Adams was an important founder of the United States. In many ways, he was the voice of the Revolution. As president, he had some proud shining moments and one major blight on his legacy.

President Jefferson's Election and Jeffersonian Democracy

6. 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.

Jeffersonianism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

7. Jeffersonianism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

Thomas Jefferson was a founding father whose ideals have impacted much of modern American life, hundreds of years after his life. In this lesson, we'll look at the legacy he left in the American education system, a philosophy known as Jeffersonianism.

Thomas Jefferson's Presidency: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and More

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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.

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