Instructional Video

Taxes & Smuggling - Prelude to Revolution

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Why are the American Revolution and the War for Independence not the same thing? Were taxes really the main point of contestation for the colonists? Listen as this fantastic presenter discusses the roots of the American Revolution, highlighting the changing attitudes of the colonists toward abstract ideas based on freedom and natural rights, and detailing major events such as the Intolerable Acts, impact of boycotts, the First Continental Congress, and the beginning conflicts of the Revolutionary War itself.

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CCSS: Adaptable
  • Engaging graphics and animations, and easy-to-understand language help to illustrate historical points
  • Includes large amount of detailed information that can be used for review and writing/discussion prompts
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  • Speaker moves very quickly through material, so best used as a summary