Unit 3: 1754 - 1800

Unit 3 Key Concepts

  • 3.1 British attempts to assert tighter control over its North American colonies and the colonial resolve to pursue self-government led to a colonial resolve to pursue self-government led to a colonial independence movement and the Revolutionary War. 
  • 3.2 The American Revolution's democratic and republican ideals inspired new experiments with different forms of government. 
  • 3.3 Migration within North America and competition over resources, boundaries, and trade intensified conflicts among peoples and nations. 

Chapter Tutorials

Chapter 5 - https://youtu.be/_YRacQt_gDw

Unit 3 Review Resources

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Ms. Dickie's Review Video

Ms. Dickie discusses these units in a thematic way which will help best with the written response questions. This time period has more information so the videos are split into multiple parts: 

Unit 3 - Part 1: Causes and Impacts of the Revolution
Unit 3 - Part 2: Articles of Confederation, Constitution, Anti-Federalists, Hamilton's Financial Plan, Washington's Presidency, Adams' Administration, & First Political Parties

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Heimler's History

Heimler covers the most important ideas from this unit in one video about 25 minutes long. 

If you would like to rewatch videos from this unit based on the key concepts, then view this playlist here: Unit 3 Playlist

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APUSH Review with Adam Norris

A review of this entire time period in a 10 minute video. These videos have notes on the screen which may be helpful when writing down key ideas. 

If you like these, here are some more from this time period focusing on specific topics: More Period 3 Videos 

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Khan Academy

This includes quick summaries of important topics in written and video form and short quizzes to test your understanding. Khan Academy is free to use and if you plan on using this often it might be helpful to create an account to keep track of your progress. View Unit 3 content here

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Gilder Lehrman

This video covers the fight for independence and the birth of a new nation. These videos include a summary of key ideas as well as a description of some documents you might see on the exam. 

Period 3 Timeline: Includes documents and key events. 

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Crash Course

John Green has a series of videos for each unit that are not specifically APUSH related but cover important topics you will see on the exam. He talks very fast but if you like these videos there are several for each time period. View the topics from this unit below: 

Seven Years War
Prelude to Revolution
American Revolution
The Constitution
Emerging Politics

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Use the following to create your own flashcards:

APUSH Review Flashcards PDF

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