Ch 2: CLEP Social Sciences and History: The Road to Revolution

About This Chapter

Watch these video lessons and join us as we travel the road to revolution in U.S. history. Take the quiz at the end of each lesson to confirm you have mastered each topic!

CLEP Social Sciences and History: The Road to Revolution - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Our subject experts will explain as history unfolds and the 13 colonies continue on the path to independence. Learn how the Enlightenment affects society and the first Great Awakening stirs up religious revival. Soon, resistance leads to massacre and rebellion in Boston, and before you know it, the harbor is littered with British tea. Watch the videos then take the quizzes to see what you have learned. After finishing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain the American Enlightenment and how it increased the desire for independence
  • Describe the first Great Awakening and how it stirred religious revival - and the hunger for freedom
  • Identify the causes and effects of the French and Indian War
  • List the events that led up to the Boston Tea Party

Video Objective
The American Enlightenment: Intellectual and Social RevolutionDiscover how this philosophical movement influenced the thinking in the colonies and fueled the desire for independence.
The First Great Awakening: Religious Revival and American IndependenceLearn how this religious revival stirred the people and their desire for freedom.
The French and Indian War: Causes, Effects and SummaryExamine the causes, the battles, the outcome and the war's effect on the colonies.
Sons of Liberty: Resistance to the Stamp Act and British RuleExplore the events that led to the organization of the Sons of Liberty.
Boston Massacre: Colonists and the Declaratory and Townshend ActsUnderstand the actions that led to rebellion and bloodshed in Boston.
The Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts and First Continental CongressReview the final acts of rebellion and organization as the colonies stand against England.

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