Period 3: 1754-1800

Key Concepts

Key Concept 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 independence movement and the Revolutionary War.

Key Concept 3.2 — The American Revolution’s democratic and republican ideals inspired new experiments with different forms of government.

Key Concept 3.3 — Migration within North America and competition over resources, boundaries, and trade intensified conflicts among peoples and nations.

Primary Sources

Study Resources

Gilder Lehrman Institute: Period 3

Revolutionary War Timeline at the Library of Congress

Creating the United States at the Library of Congress