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Ch 16: Revolution in the Americas

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Study this chapter to learn more about the history of revolution in the Americas. These lessons and quizzes focus on the causes of these revolutions and their effects.

Revolution in the Americas - Chapter Summary

This chapter gives you the opportunity to learn more about revolutionary actions in the Americas. Access these lessons to discover information about the American Revolution, as well as the Mexican War of Independence and Latin American independence. You can study the important historical figures involved with these revolutions, as well as the lasting impact of these conflicts. Complete this chapter and you'll find out more about:

  • The Second Continental Congress and the Declaration of Independence
  • Battles of Concord, Lexington and Bunker Hill
  • Thomas Jefferson and his presidency
  • The writing of Adam Smith
  • Causes, effects and impacts of the American Revolution
  • Various independence movements in Latin America
  • Timeline of the Mexican War of Independence
  • Simon Bolivar and Jose de San Martin

Our short, focused video lessons are designed to give you information about American revolutions in a clear, easy-to-follow manner. The lessons were designed by historical experts, who are available to answer questions you have about the circumstances surrounding these revolutionary events.

11 Lessons in Chapter 16: Revolution in the Americas
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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?

Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins

2. 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.

The American Revolution: Causes & Effects

3. The American Revolution: Causes & Effects

Find out what caused the American Revolution and discover the impact of this war on the rest of the world. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Declaration of Independence: Summary & Analysis

4. The Declaration of Independence: Summary & Analysis

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in U.S. History and led to the country's independence from Great Britain. In this lesson, we will review the main components of this important document.

Thomas Jefferson: Facts & Presidency

5. Thomas Jefferson: Facts & Presidency

In this lesson, you'll learn about the key contributions of philosopher, statesman, and third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Read on to learn about his authorship of the Declaration of Independence, his negotiation of the Louisiana Purchase, and his philosophical principles that shaped the early United States.

Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations: Summary & Concept

6. Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations: Summary & Concept

In the same year Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, Scottish philosopher and economist Adam Smith published a book called 'The Wealth of Nations.' Over 200 years later, Smith's work stands as the theoretical basis for capitalism.

American Revolution: Social and Economic Impact

7. 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.

Effects of the American Revolution: Summary & History

8. Effects of the American Revolution: Summary & History

In this lesson we explore the effects of the American Revolution, which were felt not just in Great Britain and North America, but across the Western world.

Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

9. Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

This lesson will explore the 19th century Latin American revolutions. In doing so, it will highlight the roles L'Ouverture, Hidalgo, and Bolivar played in bringing freedom to Haiti, Mexico, and South America.

Mexican War of Independence: Summary & Timeline

10. Mexican War of Independence: Summary & Timeline

The Mexican War of Independence began the ripple effect of the independence movement throughout Latin America. Learn about the causes of the war, timeline of important events, and the historical legacy of the war today.

Simon Bolivar: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

11. Simon Bolivar: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

Explore the life and legacy of the Venezuelan revolutionary Simon Bolivar, and test your understanding of South American independence movements in the 19th century after completing this lesson.

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