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United States Territorial Expansion - Chapter Summary
The United States that we know today is quite a large country, but it wasn't always this big. Much of the territory that eventually became part of the U.S. got that way because of American territorial expansion during the early 19th century. If you would like to learn about this specific time period in American history, you can go through this chapter and watch each of these helpful online video lessons on key topics related to this subject.
Watch these lessons to learn about the politics of the era and its effect on the drive towards expanding American territory. Our instructors will share their expansive knowledge of the major political figures, issues and events that relate to the country's territorial expansion. Some of the specific topics you will learn about are:
- The Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clarke expedition
- President James Madison
- The War of 1812
- The Monroe Doctrine
- American industrialization
- Debates over states' rights
- The Indian Removal Act of 1830
You can use our convenient video tags to locate and jump to the main points in each lesson without having to scroll through the entire video from the beginning. The chapter also offers you complete transcripts of each video, should you want a hard copy of the lessons to read over on your own time. Make sure that you track your learning progress on this subject by using your personal Dashboard.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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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