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Ch 3: Prentice Hall US History Chapter 3: The American Colonies Take Shape (1607-1765)

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The American Colonies Take Shape chapter of this Prentice Hall US History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with American colonization. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the American Colonies Take Shape textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall's The American Colonies Take Shape chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the American colonization topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students Will Learn:

  • European migration
  • The slave trade
  • The First Great Awakening
  • Life in the original colonies
  • Early economic growth and trade
  • French and Indian War
  • Pontiac's Rebellion

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9 Lessons in Chapter 3: Prentice Hall US History Chapter 3: The American Colonies Take Shape (1607-1765)
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European Migration to the North American Colonies

1. European Migration to the North American Colonies

In this lesson, you'll learn about European migration to the North American colonies. We'll cover which European countries were involved in migration and where in North America they settled.

Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

2. Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

In this lesson, you'll learn a little about the slave trade, the growth and characteristics of slavery in the colonial period - including laws regulating the institution and the population of free blacks in the English colonies.

The 13 Colonies: World Events that Influenced Colonial America

3. The 13 Colonies: World Events that Influenced Colonial America

How come New York seems like part of the Northeast instead of a Middle colony? Where did the Amish come from? What gave colonists the idea that they had a right to representation when there was a king? What's the difference between England and Great Britain? If these were English colonies, how come so many Americans say they have Scottish or Scots-Irish ancestry? This lesson answers these questions and other mysteries of American history.

The First Great Awakening: Religious Revival and American Independence

4. The First Great Awakening: Religious Revival and American Independence

While the Enlightenment was shaping the minds of 18th-century colonists, another movement, the First Great Awakening, was shaping their hearts. With freedom of conscience at its core, the Awakening led Americans to break with religious traditions and seek out their own beliefs while sharing common values.

The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

5. The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

What was it like to live in America during the colonial period? Just like today, it depended where you were. Learn about the factors that categorized all of the American colonies, as well as the differences between the northern, middle and southern colonies.

The 13 Colonies: Developing Economy & Overseas Trade

6. The 13 Colonies: Developing Economy & Overseas Trade

England's intention had always been for the colonies to make them rich. The plan worked, but it became more difficult for England to make sure things stayed that way. And even with regulation, the colonies prospered, too.

The French and Indian War: Causes, Effects & Summary

7. 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.

The Impact of Pontiac's Rebellion

8. The Impact of Pontiac's Rebellion

Pontiac's Rebellion occurred when tensions between the various peoples living around the British colonies in North America snapped. In this lesson, we'll explore this volatile moment and see how it was handled by all involved.

What is the Sugar Act of 1764? - Definition, Summary & Facts

9. What is the Sugar Act of 1764? - Definition, Summary & Facts

In this lesson, we'll be looking at the Sugar Act of 1764, which helped move the American colonies closer to revolution and independence. You'll learn about this transition along with other interesting facts and then you'll be able to test your new knowledge with a quiz!

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