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The American Revolution & US Constitution - Chapter Summary
Our helpful chapter covers the U.S. Constitution and the American Revolution. Lesson topics include the causes of the American Revolution, as well as its major events and turning points. You'll also take a look at the creation of the Constitution and it's structure and components. After completing these lessons, you should be able to:
- Summarize the effects of the American Revolution
- Outline the ratification of the Constitution and the creation of the new U.S. government
- Detail the different sections of the U.S. Constitution
- Define concurrent powers
- Identify the amendments in the Bill of Rights
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1. Causes of the American Revolution: Events & Turning Points
In this lesson, we explore the causes and the initial battles of the American Revolution, from the end of the French and Indian War up until the Declaration of Independence in July, 1776.
2. 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.
3. The Ratification of the Constitution and the New U.S. Government
The U.S. Constitution may be one of the most important documents in history, but it wasn't a sure thing. A lot of debate took place. There were many people passionate about ratification, and many people passionate about ensuring it didn't get ratified. The divide over the Constitution shows us the root of political parties in the U.S.
4. The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles and Amendments
The U.S. Constitution is one of the most important documents in history. It establishes the government of the United States, and its first ten amendments, the Bill of Rights, assures every U.S. citizen the rights we have all come to hold dear.
5. Concurrent Powers: Definition & Examples
Concurrent powers are those powers given to both states and the federal government by the U.S. Constitution. We'll look at some examples of concurrent powers in this lesson.
6. The Bill of Rights: The Constitution's First 10 Amendments
The Bill of Rights was pivotal in getting the U.S. Constitution ratified. More importantly, the Bill of Rights guarantees the rights of every citizen of the United States in a way that is nearly unequaled.
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