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Ch 22: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Events Leading to the American Revolution

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Get ready for your MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam with video lessons and quizzes that let you decide how much study time you want to spend on each exam topic. We'll help you review the Boston Tea Party, the First Continental Congress and other events leading up to the American Revolution.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Events Leading to the American Revolution - Chapter Summary

Re-examine the political and economic causes of the American Revolution when you watch the video lessons in this MTTC Social Studies chapter. Instructors cover the following topics to get you ready for your exam:

  • The First Great Awakening
  • Outcomes of the French and Indian War
  • Resistance to British tax acts
  • The Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party
  • Achievements of the First Continental Congress

Use the resources in this chapter to determine which topics you need to review and keep your study goals on track. You'll find videos you can play, pause and re-watch at your convenience as well as transcripts, self-checking lesson quizzes and a chapter test.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Events Leading to the American Revolution - Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam includes 100 multiple-choice questions. Around 18% of the test covers U.S. history topics. Use the lessons in this chapter to focus your test preparation on questions measuring your knowledge of British policy toward the colonies and the causes of the American Revolution.

Responses to U.S. history questions and those appearing in six additional content domains are used to determine the academic preparedness of applicants for secondary social studies teaching certification in Michigan.

5 Lessons in Chapter 22: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Events Leading to the American Revolution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The First Great Awakening: Religious Revival and American Independence

1. 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.

The French and Indian War: Causes, Effects & Summary

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

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