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Ch 25: The American Revolution Causes & Consequences

About This Chapter

If you're looking for supplemental resources to use when teaching your students about the consequences and causes of the American Revolution, look no further than this chapter. Containing engaging lessons and multiple-choice quizzes, the chapter can help students better understand key figures, acts and historical events related to the American Revolution.

The American Revolution Causes & Consequences - Chapter Summary

This teacher resource chapter on the causes and consequences of the American Revolution can be used to develop or supplement your social studies curriculum. Our concise video lessons cover the Sons of Liberty, Bunker Hill, the Second Continental Congress and many other Revolutionary War topics. Use the lessons to in class to supplement your textbook, and assign the quizzes to see how much your students understand and remember. Mobile-friendly access allows you and your students to use these resources on any computer, tablet or smartphone.

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  • Provides multiple uses: View the lessons online or use the printable worksheets and transcripts as handouts.
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Skills Covered

Use this chapter to teach your students how to:

  • Detail the causes and effects of the French and Indian War
  • Outline the resistance efforts of the Sons of Liberty
  • Discuss the events surrounding the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party
  • Describe the events that led to the beginning of the American Revolution
  • Relate information about Thomas Paine's Common Sense and the Second Continental Congress
  • Summarize the Declaration of Independence
  • Identify the roles of slaves, free blacks and women in the Revolutionary War
  • Explain George Washington's leadership at Saratoga, Valley Forget and Trenton
  • Provide information about the presidency of George Washington
  • Outline John Paul Jones and the naval battles of the American Revolution
  • Discuss the Treaty of Paris and the Battle of Yorktown
  • Describe the social and economic impacts of the Revolutionary War

14 Lessons in Chapter 25: The American Revolution Causes & Consequences
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The French and Indian War: Causes, Effects & Summary

1. 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.

Sons of Liberty: Resistance to the Stamp Act and British Rule

2. Sons of Liberty: Resistance to the Stamp Act and British Rule

In 1763, British Prime Minister George Grenville passed new legislation aimed at solving some of the empire's problems stemming from the French and Indian War. The colonists cried, 'Taxation without representation is tyranny!' They organized boycotts, the Sons of Liberty and the Stamp Act Congress until some of the new taxes were lifted.

Boston Massacre: Colonists and the Declaratory and Townshend Acts

3. Boston Massacre: Colonists and the Declaratory and Townshend Acts

After overturning the hated Stamp Act, Parliament asserted its right to tax the colonists without representation by passing the Declaratory Act. When the Townshend Acts imposed import duties, the colonists went into action again. An escalating cycle of violence ended with the Boston Massacre, resulting in the cancellation of all duties except the one on tea.

The Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts & First Continental Congress

4. The Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts & First Continental Congress

Three years of calm followed the Boston Massacre and the repeal of most Townshend duties. But no sooner had Parliament passed a new tax on tea than the colonies were in an uproar again about taxation without representation. What followed were the Boston Tea Party and the fateful last steps leading to war.

Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins

5. 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 Second Continental Congress and Thomas Paine's Common Sense

6. 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: Summary & Analysis

7. 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.

Slaves & Free Blacks in the Revolutionary War

8. Slaves & Free Blacks in the Revolutionary War

In this lesson, learn how both slaves and free blacks were involved in the Revolutionary War. Understand their role and importance to both the Americans and the British war efforts.

Roles of Women in the Revolutionary War

9. Roles of Women in the Revolutionary War

Men fought bravely during the Revolutionary War to defeat the British and form a new nation, but women were also essential to the war effort on both sides of the conflict. Learn more about women's bravery and sacrifices during the war.

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

10. 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.

George Washington: Presidency & Facts

11. George Washington: Presidency & Facts

In this lesson, we will discuss how George Washington, the first president of the United States, helped shape the office of president. Learn more about how Washington set the stage for future presidents and test your knowledge with a quiz.

John Paul Jones and the Naval Battles of the Revolutionary War

12. John Paul Jones and the Naval Battles of the Revolutionary War

Naval battles in the American Revolution are something of a lost chapter in history. Find out about the world's first military submarine, the privateers of the Continental Navy, and the helpful actions of three foreign allies at sea.

The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

13. 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.

American Revolution: Social and Economic Impact

14. 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.

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