The Road to Revolution: America, 1763-1776

GENINT 731.466

In this course, we explore the events between 1763 and 1776 that led to the American Revolutionary War and the Declaration of Independence.

Starting at $100.00
As few as 4 weeks

About this course:

In 1763, colonists across British North America could not have been prouder to be members of the British Empire. But fast forward to 1776 and many among them were at war with that empire. This course explores the tumultuous thirteen years between 1763 and 1776 that turned thirteen loyal British colonies into a united confederation willing to go to war to achieve independence. We examine the Stamp Act, which sparked unprecedented protests forging common cause between merchants and consumers. Next, we explore Parliament’s decision to send four redcoat regiments to Boston to keep the peace in 1768, which led to escalating provocations that culminated in the Boston Massacre. We then focus on the consumer politics wrapped up in the 1773 Boston Tea Party, and finally we investigate its aftermath, the critical 18 months that brought the colonists to the brink of rebellion and war. This course will be recorded. Students will have access to videos for the duration of the course.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Wednesday 1:00PM - 3:00PM PT
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Instructor: Richard Bell
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Feb 22, 2023
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Plus members pay only $30 for this course. Enrollment limited. Visitors not permitted. 

You must be at least 50 years old and a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course.  If your membership has expired or if you wish to become a new member, please proceed with enrolling in courses and you will be automatically prompted to add a membership during checkout.

Please download a free version of zoom at to participate in this course.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 15, 2023
Wed Feb 22, 2023
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
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Wed Mar 1, 2023
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
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Wed Mar 8, 2023
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Wed Mar 15, 2023
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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