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Ch 31: MTTC History: The American Revolution

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Use these lessons to refresh your knowledge of the American Revolution before you take the MTTC History exam. Study key battles and leaders and learn about the Declaration of Independence by watching quick videos.

MTTC History: The American Revolution - Chapter Summary

Get up to speed on the American Revolution in preparation for the MTTC History exam. Review all the critical events and leaders of the war as you prepare to answer exam questions about such topics as:

  • The start of the Revolution at Lexington, Bunker Hill and Concord
  • The Second Continental Congress
  • Signers and legacy of the Declaration of Independence
  • Loyalists vs. patriots
  • George Washington's leadership in battles at Valley Forge and Saratoga
  • The Battle of Yorktown

The subject experts who lead these lessons break large concepts down into small, easily digestible chunks that make reviewing events of the American Revolution fun and easy. You can quickly get a refresher on important vocabulary from this period of U.S. history with the transcripts that accompany each lesson. Wrap up your exam prep with our chapter exam that you can use to make sure you understand all important components of the American Revolution before answering questions about it on the actual exam.

Objectives of the MTTC History: The American Revolution Chapter

Aspiring history teachers in Michigan are required to take the MTTC History exam as part of the licensure process. This exam gauges your comprehension of history, as well as economic and political science concepts, through multiple-choice questions. After watching the lessons in this chapter, you'll be prepared for the questions on the American Revolution that are found in the U.S. history subarea, which comprises about 33% of the total exam. Our self-assessment quizzes offer a convenient way to get accustomed to the format of the exam questions, in addition to the content.

6 Lessons in Chapter 31: MTTC History: 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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