The American government has 3 parts. They are called branches.

This lesson is about one of the branches: ย Congress.

This lesson gives you 13 answers to the US Citizenship test! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโ˜‘๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฏ

ุงู†ู‚ุฑ ู‡ู†ุง ู„ู„ุนุฑุจูŠุฉ


The Colonists said “we are not British now”. ย  ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‘‘

Do you think the British said “OK”? ๐Ÿง
No! ย  ๐Ÿ˜ก They wanted the Colonies to be part of Britain. ย  ย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ“Ž๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‘‘

So… there was a war.ย ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Revoltย means “make a war against your government”.
Revolution is “THE war against the government”.



The words on this piece of paper are a very important part of US History.

July 4 is an important date. The country of America was born July 4, 1776. ย ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

ุงู†ู‚ุฑ ู‡ู†ุง ู„ู„ุนุฑุจูŠุฉ



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Would you touch fire? ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Did you learn that in school?
No. Everybody knows that. It is common sense.

Thomas Paine wrote a small book called Common Sense. He wrote that America should not be part of Britain. It was a small book, but with big ideas that people understood.


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This video has 2 lessons!
First, a 1 minute English lesson, then a 5 minute history lesson.

Will 2 lessons be intolerable? ย ๐Ÿ˜–
No, I think you can tolerate it. ๐Ÿ˜
Maybe more than tolerate – maybe you will like it! ๐Ÿ™‚


Here is a review of early history.

I ask some questions, then I explain the answers.



The British spent a lot of money in the French and Indian War.ย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย ๐Ÿ‘‹ย ๐Ÿ’ธ
They borrowed money.
Now they had to pay it back.ย ย ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
How would they get the money? ย ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

ุงู†ู‚ุฑ ู‡ู†ุง ู„ู„ุนุฑุจูŠุฉ



This war lasted 9 years!

The people in the American colonies were not happy after this war. ย ๐Ÿ˜ก

It was the end of “Salutary Neglect” — the British were watching and taxing the colonies now. ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง



We learned a lot about the Dutch๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ and British ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง people who came to America.

The first people in America were the Native Americans. They are also called Indians.

There were French ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท people in America too!

Everybody wanted some land… and soon there will be a war.ย โš ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ




John Peter Zenger was a refugee from Germany. ย ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธย โš ย  ๐Ÿ’ฅย ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

His family came to America because there were many wars in Germany. He was only 13. His father died during the trip. ๐Ÿ˜”

What did Zenger do in America? Watch and learn!