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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an American Revolution unit of a standard US history course. Topics covered include:
- The Second Continental Congress
- The Declaration of Independence
- British Loyalists vs. American Patriots
- The leadership of George Washington at Trenton, Saratoga and Valley Forge
- The Battle of Yorktown
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
6. 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.
7. John Paul Jones: Biography, Facts & Quotes
John Paul Jones was the first naval hero of the American Revolution. His success against a superior British Fleet helped build him a international reputation as a great naval tactician.
8. The Battle of Lake Erie in 1813: Summary & Facts
The Battle of Lake Erie was a pivotal event in the War of 1812. Read all about this historical event through a summary and fact set and then complete a short quiz to see what you learned.
9. The Constitutional Convention: Delegates & Purpose
The Constitution of the United States is considered a living document, changing and growing since its ratification in 1787. Yet, the fundamental principles that it is based on have remained solid. This lesson will describe the Constitutional Convention, the meeting in which the U.S. plan for government was debated and created.
10. The Embargo Act of 1807: Summary & Facts
This lesson will cover the Embargo Act of 1807. We will focus especially on the Act's definition, its background and purpose, its specific provisions, and its outcome.
11. The Hartford Convention of 1814: Definition, Summary & Resolutions
When Federalists met in Hartford, Connecticut, in December 1814, they meant to protest the War of 1812. What they managed to do, however, was effectively destroy their own party as a national political force, through a combination of bad timing and bad luck.
12. Two Treatises Of Government by Locke: Summary & Explanation
John Locke's ideas about government and human nature became the starting point for modern political theory and, ultimately, the American Revolution. Locke's concepts of freedom, law, and the purpose of government were foundational to the modern conception of democracy.
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