Ch 30: WEST Middle Level Humanities: The Virginia Dynasty

About This Chapter

Use our lessons to review what you know about the Virginia Dynasty. These engaging videos help you prepare to answer questions on the WEST Middle Level Humanities test about this era in U.S. presidential history.

WEST Middle Level Humanities: The Virginia Dynasty - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our experienced instructors discuss the presidents and significant events that occurred during the Virginia Dynasty. Topics covered in these lessons include:

  • Major developments of Thomas Jefferson's presidency
  • The War of 1812 under the leadership of President Madison
  • James Monroe and the Monroe Doctrine
  • Chief Justice John Marshall and landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions
  • Economic expansion in the 1800s
  • The factory system and market revolution of American industrialism

Our lessons offer several approaches to studying the Virginia Dynasty that suit different learning styles. Watch video lessons presented by instructors in a conversational tone with fun visuals. Take lesson quizzes and read transcripts to drive home the key terms and main ideas you saw in the videos.

WEST Middle Level Humanities: The Virginia Dynasty Chapter Objectives

The WEST Middle Level Humanities test is required for teachers seeking an endorsement to teach humanities subjects in Washington state public schools. The test is divided into two subtests, and each subtest has 55 multiple-choice questions. U.S. and world history content accounts for 33% of Subtest 2. Take our multiple-choice chapter exam to practice answering questions about the Virginia Dynasty in a format similar to what you will find on the WEST endorsement test.

The WEST Middle Level Humanities test is computer based. Test-takers will have 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete each subtest.

6 Lessons in Chapter 30: WEST Middle Level Humanities: 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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