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- Examine the beginnings of the American Revolution.
- Take a look at the Second Continental Congress.
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- Understand the conflict between the British Loyalists and the American Patriots.
- Describe George Washington's leadership in the war.
- Discuss the Battle of Yorktown and the end of the Revolutionary War.
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. Henry Knox: Biography, Facts & Quotes
Learn about Henry Knox, who was a leading general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution and America's first Secretary of War. Then you can test your knowledge with a quiz.
8. The Continental Army: Definition & Facts
Learn about the Continental Army and its leader, General George Washington. This lesson describes the events leading to the Revolutionary War and the Continental Army's key role in securing independence for the United States.
9. The Tax and Spending Clause of the Constitution
The taxing and spending clause of the United States Constitution gives the federal government the power to tax in order to pay debts and to provide for the 'common defense and general welfare' of the United States.
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