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Ch 24: The Virginia Dynasty - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science

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Refresh your knowledge of the Virginia Dynasty of early America by reviewing this chapter. A more thorough understanding of this time period in American history will help you be more equipped for the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test.

The Virginia Dynasty: ORELA Middle Grades Social Science - Chapter Summary

This chapter will detail the presidencies of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. You will review specifics regarding American economics and international relations during this time frame, your understanding of which may be tested on the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test. These lessons will address the following:

  • Election of Thomas Jefferson and significant accomplishments during his presidency
  • The War of 1812, the Era of Good Feelings, and the presidency of James Madison
  • The Monroe Doctrine and President James Monroe
  • Development of the Supreme Court
  • Slavery, corporations, and the growth of the U.S. economy
  • Factories and industrialization
  • Sectional tensions and the Missouri Compromise

To best prepare for the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test, read the transcripts as you follow along with the corresponding video lessons. Be sure to learn the highlighted vocabulary terms, as knowledge of them may prove beneficial on the exam. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the expert instructors who are here to help.

The Virginia Dynasty: ORELA Middle Grades Social Science Objectives

Half of the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test's 150 questions pertain to the history domain and relate to one of many objectives. This chapter corresponds directly to the test's objective of understanding significant U.S. developments from 1789-1877. You will review the stories of the Monroe Doctrine, the War of 1812, the spread of slavery, increasing sectional tensions, and the U.S. economic status, all topics on which the exam may test you. Through the process of viewing these video lessons and taking the related interactive quizzes, you will develop and strengthen your knowledge of this subject matter, which will better prepare you for the roughly 75 multiple-choice history questions on the exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 24: The Virginia Dynasty - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science
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 Madison After the War of 1812: The Era of Good Feelings

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise of 1820

9. 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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