The road to Revolution was long and difficult. Many actions were taken before the American colonies decided that declaring independence was the best option. Review some of the laws that were passed by the British Government after the French and Indian War that eventually led to the colonies rebelling.
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.