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American Story of Us: Episode 2 - "Revolution" - Complete Video Guide

American Story of Us: Episode 2 - "Revolution" - Complete Video Guide
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In the television series "America: The Story of Us," the American Revolution is a significant event covered in its depiction of the history of the United States. Here are some key aspects of the American Revolution as portrayed in the series:

Causes of the Revolution: The series explores the factors that led to the American Revolution, including issues such as taxation without representation, the Stamp Act, and the Boston Tea Party. It depicts the growing discontent among American colonists towards British rule.

Founding Fathers: The series highlights key figures in the American Revolution, including Founding Fathers such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin. It portrays their roles in shaping the revolution and the subsequent formation of the United States.

Battles and Military Campaigns: The series covers major battles and military campaigns of the American Revolution, such as the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the decisive Battle of Saratoga. It highlights the challenges faced by the American Continental Army and its eventual victory over the British.

  1. Declaration of Independence: The series depicts the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence, a significant document that declared the American colonies' independence from British rule and asserted their rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

  2. Foreign Involvement: The series explores the role of foreign powers in the American Revolution, particularly the assistance provided by France, which proved crucial in the American victory. It showcases the alliance between the American revolutionaries and the French military forces.

  3. Legacy of the Revolution: The series discusses the lasting impact of the American Revolution on the formation of the United States as a democratic nation. It explores the establishment of the United States Constitution and the principles of freedom, equality, and individual rights that were central to the revolution.

  4. It is important to note that "America: The Story of Us" is a docudrama television series that aims to present history in an accessible and engaging manner. While it provides an overview of the American Revolution, it may not capture all the complexities and nuances of the historical events and interpretations. For a more comprehensive understanding of the American Revolution, it is recommended to consult additional sources and perspectives.

These teacher-generated questions are designed to help students focus in on key information during the video. These questions cover the second episode in the series titled "Revolution." Ready to print and use! Comes with a completed answer key!

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US History American Revolution America Story of Us George Washington Founding Fathers Revolution Video Guide Boston Tea Party Declaration of Independence

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