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Ch 21: NES: Road to the American Revolution

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The American Revolution had many precursors that paved the road to independence. Take a look at these concepts while you review for the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam.

NES: Road to the American Revolution - Chapter Summary

The American Revolution was sparked by a number of factors, both from the parent country of England and outside influences. The video lessons in this chapter of the NES Middle Grades Social Science course will present you with a streamlined study guide for the American Revolution as you get ready to take the actual exam. A number of topics will be reviewed in this chapter, including the following:

  • Religious revival
  • The French and Indian War
  • The Stamp Act and British rule
  • The Boston Massacre
  • The Boston Tea Party

The timeline located directly below the video presentation gives you the advantage of switching off and moving either ahead or backward to your personally desired spot in the lesson without having to worry about a predetermined pace. On top of that, a team of experts is available for you to contact at any time with questions you may still have about America before the revolution.

NES: Road to the Revolution Chapter Objectives

The goal of the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam is to give certification to new teachers of middle school social science. This content on the American Revolution is contained in the History section of the exam, which is completely in multiple-choice format like the other parts of the test. The History section is worth fifty percent of the exam.

5 Lessons in Chapter 21: NES: Road to the American Revolution
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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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