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Ch 39: GACE History: The Road to Revolution

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Let us aid in your review of the events that led up to the American Revolution as you prepare for the GACE History exam. Our video lessons can help you be ready for exam questions on these topics.

GACE History: The Road to Revolution - Chapter Summary

Use our video lessons and quizzes as you study for the GACE History exam. Brush up on your memory of the personalities and events that presaged the Revolution, including the Sons of Liberty and the Boston Massacre. You should be prepared to answer questions on the following topics after watching the lessons in this chapter:

  • Understanding the American Enlightenment
  • Looking at the First Great Awakening and its impact on ideas of independence
  • Summarizing the causes and impact of the French and Indian War
  • Exploring the Sons of Liberty and their resistance to British rule
  • Looking at the Boston Massacre and its causes
  • Examining the actions of the First Continental Congress

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Objectives of the GACE History: The Road to Revolution Chapter

All grade 6-12 history teachers in Georgia must pass the GACE History exam. This exam consists of two tests. The topics discussed in this chapter's lessons are on test II, in the subarea on United States history to 1877. This subarea makes up 40% of test II's total score.

All the subarea's questions are multiple-choice, posing a query and requiring you to choose the best answer from several options. Some of the exam's questions are related to a reading passage that you'll be asked to read, while others simply ask about individual facts. The quizzes at the end of each of our lessons offer good practice in answering questions in this format. You'll also be able to assess your progress through the quizzes, and see where you need further review.

6 Lessons in Chapter 39: GACE History: The Road to Revolution
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The American Enlightenment: Intellectual and Social Revolution

1. The American Enlightenment: Intellectual and Social Revolution

For a thousand years, Europe had been living in the Dark Ages until a series of philosophical, religious and scientific movements helped turn on the lights. The Enlightenment began in Europe, but quickly spread throughout America in the 1700s and helped set the stage for a revolution against British rule.

The First Great Awakening: Religious Revival and American Independence

2. The First Great Awakening: Religious Revival and American Independence

While the Enlightenment was shaping the minds of 18th-century colonists, another movement, the First Great Awakening, was shaping their hearts. With freedom of conscience at its core, the Awakening led Americans to break with religious traditions and seek out their own beliefs while sharing common values.

The French and Indian War: Causes, Effects & Summary

3. The French and Indian War: Causes, Effects & Summary

In the mid-1700s, the Seven Years' War involved all of the world's major colonial powers on five continents. The biggest fight was between France and Great Britain, and the victor would come away with control of North America.

Sons of Liberty: Resistance to the Stamp Act and British Rule

4. Sons of Liberty: Resistance to the Stamp Act and British Rule

In 1763, British Prime Minister George Grenville passed new legislation aimed at solving some of the empire's problems stemming from the French and Indian War. The colonists cried, 'Taxation without representation is tyranny!' They organized boycotts, the Sons of Liberty and the Stamp Act Congress until some of the new taxes were lifted.

Boston Massacre: Colonists and the Declaratory and Townshend Acts

5. Boston Massacre: Colonists and the Declaratory and Townshend Acts

After overturning the hated Stamp Act, Parliament asserted its right to tax the colonists without representation by passing the Declaratory Act. When the Townshend Acts imposed import duties, the colonists went into action again. An escalating cycle of violence ended with the Boston Massacre, resulting in the cancellation of all duties except the one on tea.

The Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts & First Continental Congress

6. The Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts & First Continental Congress

Three years of calm followed the Boston Massacre and the repeal of most Townshend duties. But no sooner had Parliament passed a new tax on tea than the colonies were in an uproar again about taxation without representation. What followed were the Boston Tea Party and the fateful last steps leading to war.

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