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Ch 27: WEST Middle Level Humanities: Early American Resistance

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Refresh your memory of early American resistance to British rule. Our video lessons provide an effective method to study this era in U.S. history for the WEST Middle Level Humanities test.

WEST Middle Level Humanities: Early American Resistance - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to review the events that eventually led to the Revolutionary War. Our instructors examine the following topics:

  • The causes and effects of the French and Indian War
  • Formation of the Sons of Liberty and their resistance to the Stamp Act and British rule
  • The Boston Massacre and the colonists' response to the Declaratory and Townshend Acts
  • The Intolerable Acts and the protests resulting in the First Continental Congress and the Boston Tea Party

These lessons provide a convenient way to prepare for your endorsement test. The videos are less than 10 minutes long and can be watched anytime, anywhere on a laptop, smartphone or tablet. Quizzes available with each lesson offer a quick means of self-assessment so you can be sure you fully grasped the information presented by our instructors.

WEST Middle Level Humanities: Early American Resistance Chapter Objectives

The WEST Middle Level Humanities test is used by the state of Washington to assess a prospective teacher's knowledge of humanities subjects. The test is organized into two subtests, which are further broken down into specific content domains. The U.S. and World History content domain is covered in Subtest 2 and accounts for 33% of Subtest 2 questions. Use our lessons and the chapter exam to prepare to answer questions on these significant events in early American history.

Each subtest is computer-based and has 55 multiple choice questions. Endorsement candidates have 1 hour, 15 minutes per test to complete all questions.

4 Lessons in Chapter 27: WEST Middle Level Humanities: Early American Resistance
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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.

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