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Ch 21: NMTA: Road to the American Revolution

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Use these engaging video lessons to review the major events leading up to the American Revolution. The videos in this chapter, along with lesson quizzes, help you prepare for the NES Middle Grades Social Science test. NES tests are now the official teacher licensure and endorsements tests for the State of New Mexico.

NMTA: Road to the American Revolution - Chapter Summary

Let our instructors guide you through the various issues and conflicts that contributed to the eventuality of the American Revolution as you study for the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science test. In this chapter, the lessons focus on the following:

  • The religious movement in the American colonies
  • How the French and Indian War clarified differences between the American colonies and England
  • Resistance organizations, including the Sons of Liberty and the Stamp Act Congress
  • The events that led to the Boston Massacre
  • Examining the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Tea Party and the First Continental Congress

Each video lesson is short and easily accessible anywhere you are on your laptop, smart phone or tablet. Many of our lessons include text lessons for more details on key terms.

NMTA: The Road to the American Revolution Chapter Objectives

The state of New Mexico requires teachers seeking an endorsement to teach social studies to middle grade students to take the NES Middle Grades Social Science test. The computer-based test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions. Candidates have 3 hours to complete the test.

The test is organized into 4 content domains, or broad content areas. Questions on history, which include those related to the American Revolution, accounts for 50% of the test score. Use our multiple-choice quizzes and chapter exam to assess your mastery of the subject matter covered in this chapter and prepare for your endorsement test.

5 Lessons in Chapter 21: NMTA: 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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