Most people are familiar with the American Revolution, when the colonies seceded from the British Empire. Many countries around the world also have had revolutions where they rebelled against their governments. Learn about some of these revolutions around the world in the activity below and try and spot the similarities and differences to the American Revolution.
The first half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the arrival of the first people in North America through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students investigate Native American civilizations; follow the path of European exploration and colonization; assess the causes and consequences of the American Revolution; examine the Constitution and the growth of the new nation; and analyze what led to the Civil War and its aftermath.