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Ch 18: The Virginia Dynasty & Jacksonian America

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Jacksonian America and the Virginia Dynasty are easy to understand when you have this informative and mobile-friendly chapter as your guide. Designed to help you study for an upcoming test, this chapter is made up of short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes.

The Virginia Dynasty & Jacksonian America - Chapter Summary

Our chapter contains concise video lessons outlining the Virginia Dynasty and Jacksonian America you can work through at your own pace. These videos cover the election of President Jefferson and define Jeffersonian democracy, among other topics. Once you finish this chapter, you should be prepared to do the following:

  • Identify what the Louisiana Purchase was and who Lewis and Clark were
  • Discuss the role of President Madison in the War of 1812
  • Detail James Monroe's presidency and the Monroe Doctrine
  • Outline John Marshall's Supreme Court during the Virginia Dynasty
  • Explain the relationship between Andrew Jackson and the Whig party
  • Identify the debate over states' rights
  • Define the Panic of 1837 in Jacksonian America
  • Understand the Trail of Tears and Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830

Before, during or after you've reviewed the lessons, take the associated self-assessment quizzes to ensure that you understand these subjects. Help from an expert is available in the Dashboard if any questions come up as you complete the chapter. All of our video lessons are easily navigable using the video tabs feature in the Timeline.

9 Lessons in Chapter 18: The Virginia Dynasty & Jacksonian America
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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.

President Madison and the War of 1812

3. 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 Monroe's Presidency: The Monroe Doctrine

4. 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

5. 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.

Andrew Jackson vs. the Whig Party: Rise of Executive Power

6. Andrew Jackson vs. the Whig Party: Rise of Executive Power

In this lesson, we will discuss how Andrew Jackson's administration strengthened executive power as well as the rise of the Whig Party in opposition to Jackson and his policies.

Regional Conflict in America: Debate Over States' Rights

7. Regional Conflict in America: Debate Over States' Rights

In this lesson, we will explore sectional tensions that emerged between the West, North, and South over land and tariffs, leading to confrontations in the Senate and a second nullification crisis.

Jacksonian America: Bank of the United States and the Panic of 1837

8. Jacksonian America: Bank of the United States and the Panic of 1837

In this lesson, we will discuss President Andrew Jackson's economic policies, including his determination to close the Bank of the United States and the financial panic of 1837.

The Trail of Tears and Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830

9. The Trail of Tears and Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830

In this lesson, we'll discuss Jackson's forced removal of Native Americans from their land in the east to new territory west of the Mississippi River.

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