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Ch 10: History Alive America's Past Chapter 10: Growing Tensions Between the Colonies & Great Britain

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The Growing Tensions Between the Colonies & Great Britain chapter of this History Alive! America's Past Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with U.S. colonial history. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the History Alive! America's Past textbook chapter.

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  • Identify lessons in the History Alive! Growing Tensions Between the Colonies & Great Britain chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the colonial history topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, re-watch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Early forms of resistance to British rule
  • Responses to the Declaratory and Townshend acts
  • Causes and outcomes of the Boston Massacre
  • Events leading up to the First Continental Congress
  • Accomplishments of the Second Continental Congress
  • Effects of Thomas Paine's Common Sense

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4 Lessons in Chapter 10: History Alive America's Past Chapter 10: Growing Tensions Between the Colonies & Great Britain
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Sons of Liberty: Resistance to the Stamp Act and British Rule

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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.

The Second Continental Congress and Thomas Paine's Common Sense

4. 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?

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