Ch 30: MTTC History: Road to the American Revolution

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Use our short videos and quizzes to prepare for questions about the build-up to the American Revolution for the MTTC History exam. Learn about the French and Indian War, Boston Massacre and more.

MTTC History: Road to the American Revolution - Chapter Summary

Simplify your preparation for the MTTC History exam with short and quick videos that cover all the critical concepts associated with the road to the American Revolution, including:

  • Causes and effects of the French and Indian War
  • The Sons of Liberty and resistance to the Stamp Act
  • The Boston Massacre and the Declaratory and Townshend Acts
  • The Boston Tea Party and the First Continental Congress
  • Religious revival in the First Great Awakening

Let our instructors help you get ready for the MTTC History exam with these videos that pinpoint all the events that led to the start of the American Revolution. Each lesson breaks down larger concepts in a simple and easy-to-understand way that makes retaining critical info for the exam easy. You can rewatch the videos as often as you need while you're preparing for the MTTC History exam.

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

The MTTC History exam is one component of the teacher licensure process in Michigan. It assesses your ability to understand critical history topics that you'll be teaching to a classroom of students. The exam is a multiple-choice exam that covers four subareas, including U.S. history. This subarea makes up 33% of the exam and asks questions about all aspects of U.S. history including the time before the American Revolution. To get familiar with the format of the questions you'll see on the exam, take the self-assessment quizzes that come with our lessons.

5 Lessons in Chapter 30: MTTC History: Road to the American Revolution
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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