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Ch 38: MTEL Middle School Humanities: The American Revolution

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This chapter on The American Revolution includes lessons guiding you through content you can expect to see on the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam. This easy-to-naviage chapter is the perfect way to study for the related portion of the test.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: The American Revolution - Chapter Summary

This chapter will walk you through several key events that took place within the American Revolution, ensuring that your knowledge on the time period is solid going into the exam. When you finish this chapter, you'll have shored up your understanding of:

  • Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill
  • The second Continental Congress and Thomas Paine's common sense
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • British Loyalists vs. American Patriots
  • George Washington's leadership at Trenton, Saratoga and Valley Forge
  • The battle of Yorktown and Treaty of Paris

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MTEL Middle School Humanities: The American Revolution Chapter Objectives

The MTEL middle school humanities test is designed to determine your knowledge of the subject field by means of 100 multiple-choice questions and 2 written response questions split into six distinct subtests. The test is administered on the computer with a time limit for completion of four hours. A passing score on the exam is 240. Studying with this chapter will contribute to your readiness for a portion of the history subtest, which as a whole comprises 25% of your final exam score. You're in the right place for an efficient and effective way to prepare for every question on the exam concerning the American Revolution.

6 Lessons in Chapter 38: MTEL Middle School Humanities: 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.

The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

6. 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.

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