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Ch 22: NMTA: The American Revolution

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Brush up on your knowledge of the American Revolution. Use our video lessons to prepare to answer questions about this period in American history on the NES Middle Grades Social Science test, which has replaced the equivalent NMTA test.

NMTA: The American Revolution - Chapter Summary

Review the major battles, events and impact of the Revolutionary War. The lessons in this chapter examine:

  • Conflicts that marked the beginning of the war
  • Colonists call for independence after the publication of Common Sense
  • The legacy of the Declaration of Independence
  • Loyalists versus patriots
  • The importance of George Washington's leadership at Trenton, Saratoga and Valley Forge
  • Naval battles and John Paul Jones
  • British efforts to win the war using loyalists in the Southern Colonies
  • The Battle of Yorktown
  • Terms of peace in the Treaty of Paris
  • The social, economic and religious impacts of the war

Our experienced instructors offer compelling presentations and engaging visuals to make studying fun. Lessons are short and can be watched as often as you'd like. Lesson transcripts are also available for a quick review of the materials discussed in the videos.

NMTA: The American Revolution Chapter Objectives

New Mexico requires teachers seeking an endorsement to teach middle grades social sciences to take the NES Middle Grades Social Science test. The computer-based test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions. Test sessions last for 3 hours.

History questions account for 50% of the test score. Use our chapter exam for practice answering multiple choice questions you may see on the NES test about the history of the American Revolution.

10 Lessons in Chapter 22: NMTA: 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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