The Road to Revolution
A solid command of the chain of events leading to the American Revolution, starting with the Proclamation of 1763 and the Sugar Act and ending with the Declaration of Independence is critical for success on the AP US History exam. In this two part lecture, Tom Richey summarizes these events from Parliament's taxes in the 1760s (Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Acts) to the events leading directly to the Revolution in the 1770s (Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts, Lexington and Concord).
The Declaration of Independence
These videos are great for quickly reviewing the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the ratification of the Constitution.
Early National America: Jefferson vs. Hamilton
The conflicts between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton regarding the Constitution, the National Bank, and Foreign Policy defined the Washington administration.
The AP US History exam requires students to be familiar with the early colonization of the Americas by the Spanish, French, Dutch, and English. The video lectures on New Spain, New France, New Netherland, and the early English colonies will all be helpful in summarizing, comparing, and contrasting the motives and actions of the colonial powers and the Indians they encountered.
The introductory lecture will be helpful in understanding the key characteristics of the Thirteen Colonies and how to compare and contrast the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies. The additional lectures on the Virginia Colony and religious freedom in Colonial New England will be helpful in reviewing the details about political, economic, and social life in the Virginia and New England Colonies.
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