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Ch 3: MTEL History: Road to the American Revolution

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Find out about the events that paved the road to the American Revolution, as you prepare to take the MTEL History Exam. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes we give you provide multiple approaches to learning the material so you can answer the questions correctly on the test.

MTEL History: Road to the American Revolution - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to help you review your knowledge of the road to the American Revolution, in preparation for the MTEL History Exam. The video lessons cover the information you need to go over. It includes topics including:

  • The French and Indian War
  • Resistance to the Stamp Act and British rule
  • The Boston Massacre
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • Religious revival and American independence

Our experienced instructors go over each topic and pinpoint the highlights of these lessons. They are also available to answer any questions you might have. Using several distinct approaches to learning is efficient in helping you pick up the information you need to know, and makes for an entertaining learning process.

Objectives of the MTEL History: Road to the American Revolution Chapter

The MTEL History Exam is a comprehensive test of all of US and world history from earliest times to the present. Your score on the exam is used to determine your eligibility for teacher licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The topics in this Road to the American Revolution chapter are part of the US History Objective of the exam. This objective accounts for about 30% of the test. The self-assessment quizzes that come with each lesson can help you check on your mastery of the content and give you practice with the kinds of questions you'll find on the exam.

The MTEL History Exam is a computer-based-test (CBT) with 100 multiple-choice and two open-response items. For the multiple-choice, you will be given a passage to read followed by several possible response options, one of which is correct. The two open-response items evaluate your integration of information on history, requiring you to write two cohesive, logical narratives.

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: MTEL History: Road to the American Revolution
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The French and Indian War: Causes, Effects & Summary

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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 First Great Awakening: Religious Revival and American Independence

5. 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.

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