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Ch 5: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: The Revolutionary War

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The Revolutionary War gained independence for the United States from England. This chapter of the Praxis Middle School Social Studies course examines the events of the war so that you can review your previous knowledge before the upcoming exam.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: The Revolutionary War - Chapter Summary

With this set of video lessons, you will have the chance to catch up on information about the American Revolution you may have forgotten along the way as you prepare to take the Praxis Middle School Social Studies certification exam. The topics you will be seeing in this chapter include the Second Continental Congress, the Declaration of Independence, and the following:

  • British loyalists and American patriots
  • Washington's leadership
  • John Paul Jones and naval battles
  • Southern colonies
  • The Battles of Yorktown and New Orleans
  • The Treaty of Paris
  • The social and economic impact of the revolution
  • Charles Finney and the religious revival

These video lessons are equipped with a timeline, enabling you to start a lesson wherever you like and pick it up later, or skip a section if you feel comfortable enough with the concepts. Once you are finished, the self-assessment quizzes are a great way to review your progress as the day of your Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam gets closer.

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: The Revolutionary War
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The Second Continental Congress and Thomas Paine's Common Sense

1. 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

2. 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.

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

3. 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

4. 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.

The Battle of New Orleans: Summary, Significance & Facts

5. The Battle of New Orleans: Summary, Significance & Facts

In this lesson, we'll discuss the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. Learn what happened at this battle, how it affected the war as a whole, and who was involved in the battle.

American Revolution: Social and Economic Impact

6. 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

7. 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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