Module Introduction


Module Introduction

This module explores the series of events that led to the outbreak of war between the British and the colonists, and the American Declaration of Independence. It also examines the lengthy and difficult war for independence, and the reasons behind the American victory.

As you read this module, think about the challenges that the U.S. faced in Vietnam and Iraq. The British in the Revolution were essentially fighting against an insurgency. How can current military planners learn from the mistakes made by the British in the Revolution? 1

Learning Outcomes

This module addresses the following Course Learning Outcomes listed in the Syllabus for this course:

  • Students will understand the social, political, and economic development of the United States.
  • Students will develop a historical context for understanding current issues and events. 1

Module Objectives

Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the ideas and events that made the American Revolution preventable or inevitable.
  • Evaluate the significance of religious, cultural, and intellectual developments on the coming of the Revolution.
  • Discuss the reasons why the Americans won the revolution in 1781. 1

Readings and Resources

  • Module 3 Learning Unit