[World History] American Revolution, American Civil War, Declaration of Independence, Boston Tea Party; factors, outcomes, events, analysis for UPSC Mains GS Paper1

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  1. Prologue
  2. WHUS/P1: American Revolution: Factors responsible
  3. WHUS/P2: American Revolution: Events & Reactions
  4. WHUS/P3: American Revolution: Outcomes of
  5. WHUS/P4: American Civil War- factors, events, outcomes


  • Shri Pratik Nayak begins world history lecture series for the UPSC Civil services (Mains) General Studies Paper-1
  • He has began with American revolution topic first- so that immediately he can cover US-Constitution and presidential election for Mains-Paper 2 (Polity).
  • PowerPoints available under Mrunal.org/download goto mediafire folder: “1_Powerpoint” =>  “3_History_Pratik” => “World_History”

WHUS/P1: American Revolution: Factors responsible

WHUS/P1: American Revolution: Factors responsible
After the discovery of the American continent, there was a continuous migration of people from Europe to the New World. South America was colonized by Spain. The English and the French established their colonies in the North America. By the mid eighteenth century, the English had established their thirteen colonies along the Atlantic coast. Landless peasants, people seeking religious freedom and traders had settled there. Initially the relationship between the colonies and British Government was cordial. Although these colonies were controlled through the governors, they enjoyed political freedom. Each colony had its own assembly elected by the people. It enacted laws concerning local matters. However, the policies followed by the home government (Britain) had resulted in the confrontation. This ultimately led to the American War of Independence at the end of which the colonies became independent.
Youtube Link: http://youtu.be/n3nj4jNhhZo

WHUS/P2: American Revolution: Events & Reactions

WHUS/P2: American Revolution: Events & reactions
The American colonies became free and the Republic of the United States of America was established. The first democratic government with a written constitution in the world became a reality. The Bill of Rights ensured fundamental rights to the citizens of the U.S.A. The American War of Independence was also called the American Revolution because it inspired the French evolution. It was not only a war against England but against aristocracy and reactionary elements. It was also a fight against colonial domination. It introduced new political, social and economic set up in the United States of America Democracy with separation of powers on the model suggested by French thinker Montesquieu was founded. Capitalism also took strong roots. However, the rights of the sons of the soil, the Red Indians and the Negroes were not considered at that time.
Youtube Link: http://youtu.be/-K6adGL1CD8

WHUS/P3: American Revolution: Outcomes of

WHUS/P3: American Revolution: Outcomes of
The war started in 1775, when the first battle was fought between the British soldiers and the colonial militia at Lexington in Massachusetts. Soon, George Washington assume the command of the army of the American colonies. The British General, Gage won a victory at Bunker Hill. The victory at Saratoga marked a turning point in the war. The French troops under Lafayette came to the help of the American colonies. Finally, the British troops under the command of General Cornwallis surrendered to Washington at Yorktown in 1781. The war came to an end by the Treaty of Paris in 1783
Youtube Link: http://youtu.be/iO5h6-Am8vY

WHUS/P4: American Civil War- factors, events, outcomes

WHUS/P4: American Civil War- factors, events, outcomes
As soon as Lincoln won the election, the South started to secede from the union, fearing the federal Government will take away their right to own slaves. They no longer wanted to be part of the United States.  Supporters of secession based their arguments on the idea of states’ rights. They said they had voluntarily joined the union, so they could leave when they wanted. The American Civil War was fought to keep the South from leaving the Union. Slavery was the major issue that separated the North from the South. Turning point of the civil war, was the Battle of Gettysburg in which the union soldiers defeated the Confederates. After the battle, President Lincoln gave his famous “Gettysburg Address” wherein he called upon the Americans to resolve that “a government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Youtube Link: http://youtu.be/Pa9IU8AWUIc
Up next (GSM2): Comparison Constitutions: USA vs India and the American Presidential Elections.

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46 Comments on “[World History] American Revolution, American Civil War, Declaration of Independence, Boston Tea Party; factors, outcomes, events, analysis for UPSC Mains GS Paper1”

  1. Thank you so much Sir, you made my day.

  2. sir, one request pls upload strategy to be folllowed in next 2 months.

  3. Thank you very much Sir…

  4. Haha its so funny +informative… very nice sir thanks a ton…..

  5. Haha very funny +informative thanks a ton sir….

  6. very awesome series… thank You

  7. volume is not coming sirji!!

  8. thank you very much sir……………
    you are just great great great…

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  10. I was eagerly waiting for it… THANK YOU SO MUCH MRUNAL SIR.

    But there is a problem in Prateek Sir’s lectures. He doesn’t provide powerpoint files of his lectures. Hence it becomes difficult to revise for us. I request Mrunal sir to kindly provide Prateek sir’s lecture’s powerpoints also. In Indian history also it is missing.

  11. Thanks
    please continue this series.

  12. Glad To See you Again SIR,,. :)

  13. Sir, For us, you all (Mrunal Sir, Prateek Sir, Ratanjil ma’am) are next to god.
    We are relying on self study and such lectures are immensely beneficial for us.
    Thank you so so so much :-)

  14. thanks
    eagerly waiting for GSM2

  15. Thanks Mrunal sir

    welcome back sir ji ..:)

  16. thanks sir , you saved my life. I was waiting for this series . PLZ continue it.

  17. पोस्ट के लिए थैंक्स सर।।।

  18. Your way of teaching is very awesome. I had never like history, but now I am very keen to watch all your new series (Modern India- already watched). Thank you sir.

  19. just great series .. thank you for ppts \,,/

  20. Sir bahut late krna diyaa is bar…already itna pressure hai..


  22. please help 35 saal bad mere gaon mein kisi ka pre nikla h …aap log madad kar dijie…..

  23. love you tum jiyo hazro saal saal ke din ho pachass hazar

  24. Is DAF for mains delayed? It was scheduled to be filled from 7 Oct.

    1. @Shiv, DAF is not delayed. It is as per the schedule, that is, from 7th to 20th october 6PM, note the time its 6PM not 11.59PM.

      @Mrunal sir, your guidelines will of immense use for those who cleared prelims for the first time. Please publish an article on Do’s and Dont’s for filling DAF.

  25. Thank you Sir. Lecture was very rich in content and helpful too :)

  26. mrunal sir very nicely done .. thank you for prelims and mains column . now it is easy to look for any topics and subjects…. not like earlier when we used to search in different sections for your old articles ..

  27. thnq so much sir…please continue..as soon as complete the series..

  28. Very simple, to the point, easy to understand. thank you to the team
    desperately waiting for Comparison Constitutions: USA vs India and the American Presidential Elections.

  29. Please can someone help me regarding doubts about filling DAF- 1) which docs are to be uploaded- 10th marksheet and graduation certi only right? 2) should the photo uploaded for DAF and prelims admit card photo be the same or can it be different? 3) do we have to upload work experience proof? I will be really grateful if someone clears these doubts for me as i am filling it for the first time.

    1. 1. yes only 10th and graduation certificate to be uploaded
      2. photos should be same as that of prelims.
      3. No need to upload work experience proof…

  30. One of the best player of mrunal’s team rocking in his own style. Great work done again sir.

  31. sir, are u planning to wind up this series before mains?

  32. Sir Plz Up lode Missing Lecture : Socio Cultural Policy British India

  33. Sir, please have your videos in english. it is a humble request.

  34. sir plz guide me for upsc 2017.

  35. i want to join the mrunal site.

  36. Thanku so much sir . Plz continue this series of world history .

  37. Sir…. As a request…. Don’t streamlined your efforts to Hindi candidates… Pls make it in English… It will be useful through aspirants through out the country

  38. sir…waiting for further videos of world history series….please sirji asap…

  39. Sir ….please try to give the lectures in english ….

  40. Sir please give your lectures in English sir its our humble request

  41. good for beginners

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