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Ch 19: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: The Revolutionary War

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Revisit details about the Revolutionary War that can prepare you to answer history questions found on the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Middle Grades Social Studies exam. These video lessons and quizzes focus on this period in American history.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: The Revolutionary War - Chapter Summary

Major events leading up to and during the Revolutionary War are addressed in this chapter's lessons. You will have the opportunity to review the causes, implications and aftermath of the war, all of which you can expect to be questioned about when taking the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam. A successful review of this material will lead to:

  • Summarizing the causes and effects of the French and Indian War
  • Relating details about the organization and activities of the Sons of Liberty
  • Detailing events leading up to and during the Boston Tea Party
  • Discussing the development and signing of the Declaration of Independence
  • Identifying events that marked the beginning of the American Revolution
  • Describing the division between British Loyalists and American Patriots
  • Telling of George Washington's leadership during famous battles of the Revolutionary War
  • Noting events of the last year of the war leading to the signing of the Treaty of Paris

Lessons can be re-watched and quizzes re-taken as often as needed to ensure a full grasp of these historical events. Every lesson features a timeline that allows you to go only to those parts of the video where you feel you need further review.

8 Lessons in Chapter 19: OAE Middle Grades 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.

British Loyalists vs. American Patriots During the American Revolution

6. 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

7. 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

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.

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