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Ch 6: The Virginia Dynasty (1801--1825) - US History: Homeschool Curriculum

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The Virginia Dynasty (1801-1825) unit of this U.S. History Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the presidencies of some of early America's Virginia-born leaders. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our U.S. History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about events and presidencies from 1801 to 1825. There is no faster or easier way to learn about U.S. history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about American industrialization as well as details of the economic expansion of the 1800s.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a U.S. history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Virginia Dynasty (1801-1825) unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Virginia Dynasty (1801-1825) Unit Objectives:

  • Read about the election and presidency of Thomas Jefferson.
  • Learn about the War of 1812.
  • Explore the policies of President Madison after the War of 1812.
  • Study the landmark decisions of John Marshall.
  • Learn about slavery and immigration in the 1800s.
  • Read about the Market Revolution.
  • Discover how public schools and university systems were developed.
  • Learn about the Napoleonic Wars and the Embargo of 1807.
  • Explore various aspects of James Monroe's presidency.
  • Read about the Compromise of 1820.
  • Study the Louisiana Purchase.

11 Lessons in Chapter 6: The Virginia Dynasty (1801--1825) - US History: Homeschool Curriculum
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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.

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.

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