Ch 4: The American Journey Chapter 4: Growth of the 13 Colonies

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The Growth of the 13 Colonies chapter of this Glencoe The American Journey Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the growth of the 13 colonies. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Growth of the 13 Colonies textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Growth of the 13 Colonies chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the colonial growth 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:

  • How daily life was in the colonies
  • The triangular trade route
  • World events that influenced Colonial America
  • When the slave trade grew in the English colonies
  • The British Navigation Acts of 1651
  • Colonial government forms
  • Key ideas from the American Enlightenment
  • Effects of the First Great Awakening
  • Who fought in the Nine Years' War
  • Causes and effects of the French and Indian War

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9 Lessons in Chapter 4: The American Journey Chapter 4: Growth of the 13 Colonies
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The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

1. 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

2. 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 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.

Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

4. 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.

Colonial Government Forms: Charter, Proprietary & Royal Colonies

5. Colonial Government Forms: Charter, Proprietary & Royal Colonies

In this lesson, we will study the three forms of colonial American government: charter, proprietary, and royal colonies. We'll define each and also explore the similarities and differences between them.

The American Enlightenment: Intellectual and Social Revolution

6. The American Enlightenment: Intellectual and Social Revolution

For a thousand years, Europe had been living in the Dark Ages until a series of philosophical, religious and scientific movements helped turn on the lights. The Enlightenment began in Europe, but quickly spread throughout America in the 1700s and helped set the stage for a revolution against British rule.

The First Great Awakening: Religious Revival and American Independence

7. 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.

French-British Rivalry in the American Colonies

8. French-British Rivalry in the American Colonies

In this lesson, we will learn about French-British rivalry in the American colonies. We'll explore the root of this rivalry and highlight key developments, then you can test your newfound knowledge with a quiz.

The French and Indian War: Causes, Effects & Summary

9. 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.

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