Ch 6: The Virginia Dynasty (1801--1825): Help and Review

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The Virginia Dynasty (1801-1825) chapter of this AP U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master this period of American history. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the Virginia Dynasty.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering AP U.S. history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn AP U.S. history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the presidencies of Jefferson, Madison and Monroe and the Virginia Dynasty
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the Virginia Dynasty
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Virginia Dynasty chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Virginia Dynasty unit of a standard AP U.S. history course. Topics covered include:

  • President Thomas Jefferson's accomplishments and challenges
  • The presidency of James Madison and the War of 1812
  • The Monroe Doctrine
  • Landmark Supreme Court decisions
  • American industrialization and education systems
  • Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise of 1820

15 Lessons in Chapter 6: The Virginia Dynasty (1801--1825): Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Education in Early America: Birth of Public Schools and Universities

10. Education in Early America: Birth of Public Schools and Universities

During the early and mid-1800s, education reformers pushed to establish free public schools throughout the U.S. Their efforts also led to the establishment of American universities and the first generation of American writers.

Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise of 1820

11. 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.

The Presidential Election of 1816

12. The Presidential Election of 1816

The presidential election of 1816 between James Monroe and William Rufus was greatly influenced by the War of 1812. Read about the events that unfolded surrounding this election, then test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Sam Houston: History, Significance & Facts

13. Sam Houston: History, Significance & Facts

Sam Houston was a leading figure in the history of Texas. He was a Texan general and president, and after the state joined the Union, he was the governor Texas and one of its first senators.

Who Was Aaron Burr? - Duel & Trial History

14. Who Was Aaron Burr? - Duel & Trial History

This lesson discusses the life of Aaron Burr. Learn more about the vice-president's duel with Alexander Hamilton and why he was put on trial after being accused of treason, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Who Was Elbridge Gerry? - Biography & Quotes

15. Who Was Elbridge Gerry? - Biography & Quotes

Elbridge Gerry was a statesman and politician during the American Revolution and the early years of the American Republic. He was also the Governor of Massachusetts and the 5th Vice President of the United States.

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