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Ch 16: The American Revolution & The Second Great Awakening

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This chapter on the Second Great Awakening and the American Revolution is designed to assist you as you complete your homework or get ready for an upcoming exam. These video lessons and quizzes are easily accessible 24/7 on any mobile device or computer.

The American Revolution & The Second Great Awakening - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find short videos about the Second Great Awakening and the American Revolution that can help you meet your educational goals. Topics covered include the Battle of Yorktown, the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the events that began the American Revolution. Once you finish this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Outline Concord, Bunker Hill and Lexington as crucial events in the American Revolution
  • Discuss the text and legacy of the Declaration of Independence
  • Describe the leadership of George Washington at Valley Forge, Saratoga and Trenton
  • Analyze the Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris
  • Explain the economic and social impact of the American Revolution
  • Identify Charles Finney and the religious revival of the Second Great Awakening

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6 Lessons in Chapter 16: The American Revolution & The Second Great Awakening
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Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins

1. 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 Declaration of Independence: Text, Signers and Legacy

2. The Declaration of Independence: Text, Signers and Legacy

After 12 years of tension and fighting, the colonists and their leaders were ready to declare themselves a new country, independent of Great Britain. This lesson examines the motives, the text, and the legacy of America's Declaration of Independence.

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

3. 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.

The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

4. 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

5. 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.

The Second Great Awakening: Charles Finney and Religious Revival

6. The Second Great Awakening: Charles Finney and Religious Revival

The spirit of the Revolution led to changes in American churches in the post-war years. Beginning with a boom in evangelism and missionary work, the Second Great Awakening soon led to social reform, an intertwining of religious values with civic values, and a lasting emphasis on morality in daily life.

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