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Ch 6: WEST History: The Virginia Dynasty

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The lessons in this chapter can help you study for the U.S. history section of the WEST History exam. The multi-faceted approach offered through our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes will allow you to refresh and reinforce your knowledge of early U.S. history.

WEST History: The Virginia Dynasty - Chapter Summary

You can use these lessons to review the contributions of notable Virginians in early United States history as you prepare for questions on the WEST History teacher certification test. The lessons cover the following material:

  • Events during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson
  • War of 1812 and Madison's presidency
  • Presidency of James Monroe
  • Significant Supreme Court decisions under John Marshall
  • Early 19th century economics
  • Industrial growth in early 19th century America

The video lessons are short and interesting, using fun graphics and illustrations to present key points. There are also transcripts and self-assessment quizzes that can help you reinforce your memory of the material.

WEST History: The Virginia Dynasty Chapter Objectives

The WEST History test covers world and United States history and social studies skills and concepts. The purpose is to assess your capabilities in those areas as part of the requirements for teacher certification or a history teaching endorsement in Washington. This section examines your knowledge of the events and politics in the United States between 1791 and 1877. The topics covered in this chapter relate to questions found in the U.S. History domain. This domain forms 36% of the WEST History exam.

The WEST History exam is computer-based exam that includes 110 multiple choice questions. You must select, from a given list, the answer that best satisfies a question drawn from a short passage that you will be required to read.

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: WEST History: The Virginia Dynasty
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Thomas Jefferson's Presidency: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and More

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.

President Madison and the War of 1812

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.

James Monroe's Presidency: The Monroe Doctrine

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.

John Marshall's Supreme Court During the Virginia Dynasty

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

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