Ch 34: WEST Middle Level Humanities: Reconstruction Era

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Get a quick review of significant Reconstruction-era developments when you watch this chapter's video lessons. Instructors discuss the Reconstruction Amendments, 'Black Codes,' daily life in the South, and other topics covered on the WEST Middle-Level Humanities exam.

WEST Middle-Level Humanities: Reconstruction Era - Chapter Summary

Learn more about the Reconstruction era prior to taking the WEST Middle-Level Humanities exam. Take another look at the struggles between northern and southern political agendas in the tumultuous 12 years following the end of the Civil War. Video lessons in this chapter can also help you re-examine the impacts of settlers' westward expansion. Topics of discussion include:

  • Lincoln's reconstruction plans
  • Andrew Johnson's presidency
  • Post-war life in the South
  • Wars between Native Americans and settlers
  • Reconstruction's successes and failures

These video lessons and transcripts provide you with a succinct review of the U.S. history topics you'll need to be familiar with for the WEST Middle-Level Humanities exam. View them at your own pace as many times as you need to, and take the multiple-choice lesson quizzes and chapter test to determine when you're ready to move on to the next topic of instruction.

WEST Middle Level Humanities: Reconstruction Era Objectives

Before you can qualify for a middle-level humanities teaching endorsement in Washington State, you'll need to pass this WEST exam. It includes 110 multiple-choice questions evenly divided between two subtests. Subtest 2 focuses on social studies topics, including the Reconstruction Era issues discussed in this chapter.

Use our video lessons and quizzes to study for questions covering such topics as the impact of Reconstruction on the North and South, the passage of the Reconstruction Amendments, the creation of voting restrictions, 'Black Codes,' and westward expansion's impacts on Native Americans. These and other U.S. and world history questions make up around 33% of Subtest 2's content.

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