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Ch 18: NYSTCE Social Studies: The Revolutionary War

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The Revolutionary War is a topic that may be covered on the NYSTCE Social Studies exam. Prepare for potential questions regarding this subject with ease by going through the lessons in this chapter.

NYSTCE Social Studies: The Revolutionary War - Chapter Summary

In order to fully prepare for the Revolutionary War material covered on this exam, go through each one of our lessons. After doing so, you will be more knowledgeable about:

  • The French and Indian War
  • Resistance to the Stamp Act
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • Bunker Hill, Lexington and Concord
  • Leadership of George Washington
  • Treaty of Paris in 1783

In order to use our lessons effectively for the NYSTCE Social Studies exam, utilize our transcripts. They will help you quickly review important material about the Revolutionary War. To see if understand and remember the material covered in these lessons, test your knowledge by using our self-assessment quizzes and end-of-chapter exam. If you are having trouble with any lesson, reach out and get help from our online instructors.

7 Lessons in Chapter 18: NYSTCE Social Studies: The Revolutionary War
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The French and Indian War: Causes, Effects & Summary

1. 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

2. 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.

The Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts & First Continental Congress

3. 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.

The Declaration of Independence: Text, Signers and Legacy

4. 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.

Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins

5. 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.

George Washington's Leadership at Trenton, Saratoga & Valley Forge

6. 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.

The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

7. 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.

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