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- What were some of the historical highlights of Thomas Jefferson's presidency?
- How did the War of 1812 start, and what was James Madison's role in the conflict?
- What were the guiding principles behind the Monroe Doctrine?
- How did corporations, immigration and slavery affect economic expansion in the 1800s?
- What roles did factory systems and market changes play in American industrialization?
- How did public schools and universities develop in early America?
1. President Jefferson's Election and Jeffersonian Democracy
The election of 1800 highlighted serious problems with the American election process but ended in a win for Thomas Jefferson. Explore the details of President Jefferson's Election and his platform of Jeffersonian Democracy.
2. Thomas Jefferson's Presidency: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and More
Thomas Jefferson's presidency was notable with many major accomplishments. Explore Jefferson's presidency and learn about the significance and the controversies of the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Essex Junto, the Burr Conspiracy.
3. Barbary Pirates, Napoleonic Wars and Embargo of 1807
The Napoleonic Wars were a series of conflicts in the early 19th century between France and other European Powers. While the United States initially took a neutral stance, they became involved due to the impact of the conflicts on American financial interests. Explore the effects of the Napoleonic Wars on the United States, the role that President Jefferson played in the First Barbary War and the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair and the significance of the Embargo Act of 1807.
4. President Madison and the War of 1812
James Madison was president of the United States during the War of 1812. Explore the issues America was facing at the time Madison was elected, discover key people and their significance to the war, and learn about the important battles.
5. James Madison After the War of 1812: The Era of Good Feelings
After the War of 1812, the United States entered a period known as The Era of Good Feelings. Learn how the War of 1812, as well as the Second Barbary War, helped lead to this period. Understand President James Madison's role in this, including how the period was influenced by Madison's economic policies and his perspective on Native Americans. Explore events at the British fortress occupied by runaway slaves.
6. James Monroe's Presidency: The Monroe Doctrine
As our nation's fifth president, James Monroe left an enduring legacy, including foreign policy changes that were sustained for almost a century after he left office. Learn about James Monroe and explore the important events during his presidency, including the Monroe Doctrine, the Missouri Compromise, and the fall of the Federalist Party.
7. John Marshall's Supreme Court During the Virginia Dynasty
From 1801 to 1835, during the Virginia Dynasty, John Marshall served as the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Learn how Marshall shaped the judicial branch of government and left a lasting legacy that continues to impact court decisions and citizens' rights. Explore cases such as Marbury v. Madison, Fletcher v. Peck, and McCulloch v. Maryland.
8. Economic Expansion in the 1800s: Slavery, Immigration & Corporations
The economic and population expansion of the United States in the 1800s was tremendous. Learn about how slavery and immigration increased the population and how the evolvement of transportation and corporations influenced economic expansion.
9. American Industrialization: Factory System and Market Revolution
American Industrialization included the factory system and the so-called Market Revolution. Learn about the market economy, the beginning of America's factories, Eli Whitney's invention, and how technology transformed western agriculture.
10. Education in Early America: Birth of Public Schools and Universities
The Education Reform Movement in early America provided a platform that led to the birth of public schools and universities. Explore the lasting impacts of the reform movement on public education in the United States.
11. Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise of 1820
The Missouri Compromise of 1820 was a United States legislation that admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state. The significance of the compromise was that it sought to maintain balance between slave and free states in the Union. Learn about the role Henry Clay played in the enactment of the Missouri Compromise, the effects of the legislation, and Thomas Jefferson's arguments in the debate.
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- Civil Rights Movements in America: Help and Review
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