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Ch 39: FTCE Social Science: The American Revolution

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This chapter on the American Revolution can help you get comfortable with the subject-related content you'll encounter on the FTCE Social Science exam before you take it so that you can feel confident come test day.

FTCE Social Science: The American Revolution - Chapter Summary

This chapter details the key events and figures of the American Revolution that you'll want to be familiar with going into the FTCE Social Science exam. By the time you're done going through the material, you'll have solidified and added to your knowledge of:

  • Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill
  • The Second Continental Congress and Thomas Paine
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • British Loyalists vs. American Patriots
  • George Washington's leadership
  • Loyalists in the southern colonies at the end of the revolution
  • The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris
  • The social and economic impact of the American Revolution

With both a video and transcript of each lesson, you'll be able to review the content in the way most conducive to your learning. Navigating through the material is a simple task either way, with the timeline feature allowing you to jump around key points of the videos. You will also notice important terms in bold throughout the transcripts highlighting important topics.

8 Lessons in Chapter 39: FTCE Social Science: The American Revolution
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Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins

1. Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins

Following the Boston Tea Party, Massachusetts was placed under the command of the British army. Rumors of a rebellion led to an attempted raid on the militia's arsenal. The events that followed at Lexington and Concord touched off the American Revolution.

The Second Continental Congress and Thomas Paine's Common Sense

2. The Second Continental Congress and Thomas Paine's Common Sense

1763 marked the beginning of the long road to revolution for the American colonies. By 1775, military actions had finally erupted. How were the colonists and their leaders going to respond?

The Declaration of Independence: Text, Signers and Legacy

3. The Declaration of Independence: Text, Signers and Legacy

After 12 years of tension and fighting, the colonists and their leaders were ready to declare themselves a new country, independent of Great Britain. This lesson examines the motives, the text, and the legacy of America's Declaration of Independence.

British Loyalists vs. American Patriots During the American Revolution

4. British Loyalists vs. American Patriots During the American Revolution

In this lesson, learn about the difficult decisions faced by individuals as the American Revolution erupted. Would you have been a Loyalist or a Patriot? Are you sure about that?

George Washington's Leadership at Trenton, Saratoga & Valley Forge

5. George Washington's Leadership at Trenton, Saratoga & Valley Forge

After a series of setbacks in 1776, George Washington's leadership of the Continental Army helped America turn the tide of the war in three pivotal locations, prompting France to recognize the United States as a nation and an ally.

Loyalists in the Southern Colonies at the End of the Revolutionary War

6. Loyalists in the Southern Colonies at the End of the Revolutionary War

After surrendering their northern army in the American Revolution, British leaders looked to the Southern Strategy. General Charles Cornwallis hoped that loyalist forces would hold territory so he could sweep north and end the war in Virginia.

The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

7. The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

After the unsuccessful Southern Strategy, General Cornwallis pulled his army up to Yorktown, Virginia. A combined effort by the armies and navies of America and France resulted in British surrender and the 1783 Treaty of Paris that recognized the United States of America.

American Revolution: Social and Economic Impact

8. American Revolution: Social and Economic Impact

Learn about the impact of the Revolutionary War throughout the world, especially on various segments of American society. We'll look at political, social, and economic impacts.

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