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Ch 40: MTEL History: Revolution & War in the Americas

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Let use help you in your review of conflicts in the Americas as you prepare for the MTEL History exam. Our video lessons and quizzes will aid you in tackling these types of exam questions.

MTEL History: Revolution & War in the Americas - Chapter Summary

Use our lessons to look at the causes of revolution and conflict in the Americas, including overview of the American and Mexican Revolutions and the U.S. Civil War. These lessons will prepare you for the following types of exam questions:

  • Describing causes, key events and the influence of the American Revolution
  • Looking at documents that establish the powers of government and the rights of the people
  • Examining independence movements in Latin America
  • Exploring the causes and effects of the Mexican Revolution
  • Summarizing the impact of the U.S. Civil War

These video lessons and quizzes are developed by professional instructors who are aware of what it takes for success on the MTEL History exam. They focus on key topics and make the lessons engaging and informative.

Objectives of the MTEL History: Revolution & War in the Americas Chapter

All history teachers in Massachusetts public schools must pass the MTEL History exam as a condition of their certification. The topics this chapter covers are in the exam's subarea on world history, which makes up 25% of the test's total score.

The questions in this subarea are multiple-choice, and the exam is administered by computer. You can get experience answering questions in this format through the brief quizzes that accompany each of our lessons. The quizzes also let you gauge your knowledge and determine if you need additional review before test day.

7 Lessons in Chapter 40: MTEL History: Revolution & War in the Americas
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Causes of the American Revolution: Events & Turning Points

1. Causes of the American Revolution: Events & Turning Points

In this lesson, we explore the causes and the initial battles of the American Revolution, from the end of the French and Indian War up until the Declaration of Independence in July, 1776.

From the Magna Carta to the American Declaration of Independence

2. From the Magna Carta to the American Declaration of Independence

In this lesson, we will trace the legacy of democratic ideals from the Magna Carta to the Declaration of Independence. We will highlight the key developments of democracy throughout the Medieval period and into the modern age.

Effects of the American Revolution: Summary & History

3. Effects of the American Revolution: Summary & History

In this lesson we explore the effects of the American Revolution, which were felt not just in Great Britain and North America, but across the Western world.

Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

4. Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

This lesson will explore the 19th century Latin American revolutions. In doing so, it will highlight the roles L'Ouverture, Hidalgo, and Bolivar played in bringing freedom to Haiti, Mexico, and South America.

The Mexican Revolution: Causes & Initial Events

5. The Mexican Revolution: Causes & Initial Events

The Mexican Revolution started in response to the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz. In this video, we look at the causes of the Revolution, and then explore the initial events that led to the removal of Diaz.

The Mexican Revolution: Aftermath & Effects

6. The Mexican Revolution: Aftermath & Effects

In this video, we examine the civil war that broke out in Mexico after Porfirio Diaz was removed from power as the various parties competed with each other for power. A quiz will follow.

The End of the Civil War: Summary & Timeline

7. The End of the Civil War: Summary & Timeline

Contrary to popular belief, the Civil War did not end when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House. It actually continued for over two months. In this lesson, we will examine the final days of the Civil War.

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