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Ch 3: The Road to Revolution (1700-1774): Help and Review

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The Road to Revolution (1700-1774) chapter of this AP U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the events that led up to the American Revolution. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the American road to revolution.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering AP U.S. history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn AP U.S. history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the British policies, philosophies and religious movements associated with the American road to revolution
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
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  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Road to Revolution chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Road to Revolution chapter exam to be prepared.
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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a road to revolution unit of a standard AP U.S. history course. Topics covered include:

  • The American Enlightenment
  • Religious revivalism
  • The French and Indian War
  • The Stamp Act
  • The Boston Massacre and Tea Party

13 Lessons in Chapter 3: The Road to Revolution (1700-1774): Help and Review
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The American Enlightenment: Intellectual and Social Revolution

1. 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

2. 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.

The French and Indian War: Causes, Effects & Summary

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

What is Independence? - Definition & Overview

7. What is Independence? - Definition & Overview

In this lesson, we will explore the term 'independence.' Independence can mean a variety of things, but historically it refers to the ability of nation states to practice self-government.

Who Was Thomas Paine? - Pamphlets & Facts

8. Who Was Thomas Paine? - Pamphlets & Facts

This lesson discusses Thomas Paine and two of the most important pamphlets of the Revolutionary Era. Learn more about Paine's life and the influence of his writing, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Horatio Gates: Biography, Revolutionary War & Quotes

9. Horatio Gates: Biography, Revolutionary War & Quotes

Horatio Gates was an English-born American general in the American Revolution. He won a stunning victory at Saratoga but damaged his reputation with a crushing defeat at Camden.

Gen. Edward Braddock & the French and Indian War

10. Gen. Edward Braddock & the French and Indian War

Edward Braddock was a British general who rose rapidly through the ranks of the British military. However, he is best remembered for a disastrous expedition in the French and Indian War that led to his death.

Gen. James Wolfe: French and Indian War, Biography & Facts

11. Gen. James Wolfe: French and Indian War, Biography & Facts

James Wolfe was a British officer who fought in the French-Indian War. He is best known for his assault on Quebec and his dramatic death on the Plains of Abraham.

Manumission: Definition & Laws

12. Manumission: Definition & Laws

In this lesson, learn what manumission is and how it relates to slavery throughout the world. Explore examples of historical and modern manumissions and how it affects those involved.

History of New York Manumission Society

13. History of New York Manumission Society

You may be familiar with abolition in the United States, but how much do you know about manumission? This lesson explains the history and purpose of the New York Manumission Society.

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