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- Shift from desire for equality to goal of independence
- The Declaration of Independence
- George Washington's leadership in the Revolution
- John Paul Jones and major naval battles
- The Treaty of Paris
- Social and economic impact of the Revolution
- The Second Great Awakening
1. Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins
The first shots fired during the American Revolution were in Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. Follow the action as American militias fend off the British, learn about the Battle of Bunker Hill, and meet famous historical figures.
2. The Second Continental Congress and Thomas Paine's Common Sense
By 1775, a war had erupted between the colonies of America and British forces. Explore the importance of the Second Continental Congress and of Thomas Paine's pamphlet, Common Sense, in helping lead America toward independence.
3. The Declaration of Independence: Text, Signers and Legacy
The Declaration of Independence asserted the purpose of the American government, the Colonists' grievances with British rule, and signaled the newly formed country's intention to fight for democracy and self-rule. Review the declaration's text, find out who signed it, and discover the legacy of the history-changing document.
4. British Loyalists vs. American Patriots During the American Revolution
During the American Revolution, colonists were split into two groups - Loyalists and Patriots. Explore the differing positions and demographics of each side, and the post-war fate of the Loyalists.
5. George Washington's Leadership at Trenton, Saratoga & Valley Forge
George Washington's leadership affected the battles of Trenton and Saratoga, as well as the encampment of Valley Forge. Explore these battles and who was involved, and consider the difficulties the army experienced in Valley Forge.
6. John Paul Jones and the Naval Battles of the Revolutionary War
John Paul Jones is one of the most famous figures in naval history. Meet John Paul Jones, learn about his life, the naval battles he fought for the Americans in the Revolutionary War, and then follow his continued adventures afterward.
7. Loyalists in the Southern Colonies at the End of the Revolutionary War
In a final attempt to win the American Revolutionary War, the British implemented the Southern Strategy following their defeat at the Battle of Saratoga. Explore Britain's Southern Strategy, the key figures during this period of the war, and the significance of the Battle of Camden.
8. The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris
Explore the Treaty of Paris, officially ending the American Revolution, and how it was accomplished. Learn the roles that British General Cornwallis, the Battle of the Chesapeake, and the Battle of Yorktown played in making this happen.
9. American Revolution: Social and Economic Impact
The American Revolution that occurred in North America between 1765 and 1783 led to a number of social and economic changes within the United States and around the world. Explore the political effects of the Revolutionary War, the role of Joseph Brant and Andrew Jackson in the Revolution, and the economic effects of the war.
10. The Second Great Awakening: Charles Finney and Religious Revival
The Second Great Awakening was launched after the American Revolution, with Americans turning their rebellious spirit toward religion. Explore the issues Americans took with traditional religious beliefs during this time period, plus how leaders such as Charles Finney and Lyman Beecher influenced a nation of evangelists, missionaries, and social activists experiencing a religious revival.
11. Olive Branch Petition: Definition & Summary
The Olive Branch Petition served as a final attempt by American colonists to avoid war with England, proposed in 1775 to keep the peace between the two countries. Learn more about the definition and historical background of this petition, explore a summary of its contents, and understand its reception by the British crown.
12. Oneida Nation: History & Connection to Paul Revere
In this lesson, we will discuss the Oneida Nation, member of the Six Nation Confederacy, acknowledged in history as one of the most powerful Indian alliances in America. You'll also learn about the Oneida Tribe's connection with the American Revolution and Paul Revere.
13. Pennsylvania State Constitution of 1776
The Pennsylvania State Constitution of 1776 is the first official state constitution in the United States. Explore the history of the Pennsylvania Constitution, its drafters, and key provisions included in the document.
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