Ch 22: NES: The American Revolution

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Discover elements of the American Revolution that you may have forgotten about when you watch the educational video lessons in this chapter. Take the chapter's quizzes as you prepare to pass the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination.

NES - The American Revolution - Chapter Summary

Study this chapter if you want refreshed knowledge of the American Revolution prior to taking the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination. The online video lessons trace the road to the revolution and explain the reasons for the assembly of the Second Continental Congress. The signing of the Declaration of Independence, the victories of John Paul Jones and the final battles of the revolution are also covered in detail. Review the information-rich video lessons in order to:

  • Discuss the events of Lexington, Bunker Hill and Concord
  • Learn more about Thomas Paine's Common Sense
  • Identify the signers of the Declaration of Independence
  • Explore the key differences between the Patriots and the Loyalists
  • Describe George Washington's leadership at Valley Forge and Saratoga
  • Discuss the life of John Paul Jones
  • Outline the activities of the Loyalists toward the end of the war and
  • Expand your knowledge of the Battle of Yorktown
  • Examine the revolution's social and economic ramifications
  • Describe the Second Great Awakening

Use the knowledge you accumulate throughout this chapter to answer questions on the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination. These short, animated lessons are also self-paced. Instructors provide narration and experts answer your questions about the American Revolution. In addition to reading over the written transcripts and checking out related courses, you could take the pop-up quizzes and the practice chapter examination in order to test your comprehension.

NES - The American Revolution - Chapter Objectives

You'll need thorough knowledge of the causes and events of the Revolutionary War in order to successfully pass the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination for teacher certification. This is a four-domain examination, and questions that reflect this chapter's video lessons are included in the History domain. In fact, with an approximate percentage of 50%, this first test domain is the largest section of the computer-administered examination. Correctly answering 150 multiple-choice questions that are spread out across the four domains in three hours or less can qualify you for a teaching endorsement in social science.

10 Lessons in Chapter 22: NES: 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.

John Paul Jones and the Naval Battles of the Revolutionary War

6. John Paul Jones and the Naval Battles of the Revolutionary War

Naval battles in the American Revolution are something of a lost chapter in history. Find out about the world's first military submarine, the privateers of the Continental Navy, and the helpful actions of three foreign allies at sea.

Loyalists in the Southern Colonies at the End of the Revolutionary War

7. Loyalists in the Southern Colonies at the End of the Revolutionary War

After surrendering their northern army in the American Revolution, British leaders looked to the Southern Strategy. General Charles Cornwallis hoped that loyalist forces would hold territory so he could sweep north and end the war in Virginia.

The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

8. 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.

American Revolution: Social and Economic Impact

9. American Revolution: Social and Economic Impact

Learn about the impact of the Revolutionary War throughout the world, especially on various segments of American society. We'll look at political, social, and economic impacts.

The Second Great Awakening: Charles Finney and Religious Revival

10. The Second Great Awakening: Charles Finney and Religious Revival

The spirit of the Revolution led to changes in American churches in the post-war years. Beginning with a boom in evangelism and missionary work, the Second Great Awakening soon led to social reform, an intertwining of religious values with civic values, and a lasting emphasis on morality in daily life.

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