By Alan Farmer
The Access to History sequence is the most well-liked and depended on sequence for AS- and A-level heritage scholars. the recent titles mix all of the strengths of this well-loved sequence with a brand new layout and contours that permit all scholars entry to the content material and learn talents had to in attaining examination good fortune. layout beneficial properties include:
-AS questions and examination tips
-Definitions of key terms
-Summaries of key historic debates
This booklet investigates the occasions which resulted in the British domination of the North American colonies in the course of its clash with France, and the ensuing tensions which this luck. It is going directly to learn the British guidelines in the direction of the colonies and the way those laid the trail to American independence and, eventually, the structure. the level to which a revolution happened is analyzed, and the narrative concludes via taking a look at the influence of this independence on Britain and the USA. through the booklet, key dates, phrases, and matters are highlighted, and ancient interpretations of key debates are defined. precis diagrams are integrated to consolidate wisdom and figuring out of the interval, and exam-style questions and suggestions written by means of examiners for the AQA and Edexcel examination necessities give you the chance to enhance examination talents.
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