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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material on America's founders will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about America's founding fathers. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
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- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing events and people associated with America's founding fathers
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- Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
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- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the America's Founding Fathers chapter exam.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about America's founding fathers for a standard U.S. history course. Topics covered include:
- The life and political career of John Patrick Henry
- George Washington's presidency
- The legacy and presidency of Thomas Jefferson
- John Adams' presidency and role in the American Revolution
- Federalism and Alexander Hamilton
- The political and diplomatic career of Benjamin Franklin
- James Madison's contributions to the U.S. Constitution
- John Jay's accomplishments as a Chief Justice and diplomat
- John Hancock's role in the Second Continental Congress
1. Who are the Founding Fathers of America? - History & Facts
In this lesson, we will learn who America's 'Founding Fathers' were. We will explore their contributions and discuss the term 'Founding Fathers' as it is commonly used.
2. Patrick Henry: Quotes & Overview
Patrick Henry was a leader in the American Revolution who served as a governor of Virginia and a member of the Virginia House of Burgess and the Virginia House of Delegates. He was a strong advocate for independence and denounced British policy for many years.
3. George Washington: Presidency & Facts
In this lesson, we will discuss how George Washington, the first president of the United States, helped shape the office of president. Learn more about how Washington set the stage for future presidents and test your knowledge with a quiz.
4. Thomas Jefferson: Facts & Presidency
In this lesson, you'll learn about the key contributions of philosopher, statesman, and third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Read on to learn about his authorship of the Declaration of Independence, his negotiation of the Louisiana Purchase, and his philosophical principles that shaped the early United States.
5. Who Was John Adams? - Facts & Overview
Read about the remarkable life of John Adams, including his role in drafting and promoting the Declaration of Independence. Learn about his relationship with Thomas Jefferson, and test your understanding of Adams's key historical roles with a quiz.
6. Alexander Hamilton: Federalist & Founder
Alexander Hamilton helped shape the United States as one of its Founding Fathers. This lesson explores his role in creating and supporting the Constitution, as well as his controversial role as a Federalist.
7. Benjamin Franklin and the American Revolution: Importance & Role
Benjamin Franklin was in many ways the premier American Renaissance man. His life and career were as eclectic as they were extraordinary. Learn about the man, and read more about his role in the American Revolution.
8. James Madison: Federalist & President
'If men were angels, no government would be necessary.' James Madison said these words in defense of the government he helped create. Read this lesson to learn about Madison's role as one of the 'Founding Fathers' of the United States.
9. Federalist John Jay: History & Facts
In this lesson, we'll learn about the first Chief Justice of the United States: John Jay. We'll take a look at his accomplishments in foreign affairs, explore his other contributions to the young American Republic, and discover why he's an important Founding Father.
10. John Hancock: Facts, Biography & History
John Hancock was the first president of the Second Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the first Governor of Massachusetts. He played a leading role in many events of the American Revolution.
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