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Industrial Revolution a machine for separating the fibers of cotton from the seeds. parts identical pieces that could be assembled quickly by unskilled workers . slave codes were state laws established to determine the status of slaves and the rights of their owners. who invest capital or money. extreme scarcity of food. Big
Native Americans a lode of silver ore located under the eastern slope of Mount Davidson,. is the historical term given to the rise of the cattle industry in the two decades that followed the American Civil War. . the Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic, is the peace treaty signed on February 2, 1848,. the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations.. location of the first famous gold rush. Hard
Western Expansion Where the Oregon Trail starts. Many people sold ___ on the trail. One of the reasons people came to the west. Many Trading _____ were set on the trail. The direction people were heading. Older Children
The Vietnam War LBJ’s Secretary of Defense after Robert McNamara; agreed with Vietnam policy but believed that the war was “unwinnable.”. Congress gave Lyndon B. Johnson the powers to take “all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression.”. the American destroyer that a North Vietnamese patrol boat fired at. Leader of the Indochinese Communist Party. South Vietnamese towns and cities were attacked by the Viet Cong, surprisingly, in early 1968. . Hard
Harriet Tubman place where the slaves were escaping to live. number of fugitives that were with Tubman on the escape route. Harriet Tubman's nickname. the secret password used on the journey. untidy. Older Children
Road to Revolution surrendered. Stated that Britain would no longer tax products or activities inside the colonies. A war between the French and the British over land. a written request to a government. put a duty on several products, including molasses.. Hard
New South to WW1 Vocab the act of unfairly separating people into groups. laws that made segregation legal after the Civil War. to take away the right of citizenship or the right to vote. allowed freed slaves and poor white farmers to rent land from landowners for a share of the crop. a noisy, sometimes violent, public disorder caused by a crowd. Older Children
Vikings Use your powerpoint notes to complete this crossword puzzle These defenseless religious communities were easy targets for Viking raids.. Land off the coast of Canada explored by Leif Ericsson,. The word 'viking' comes from this language.. This epic English saga described Viking raids.. Eric the Red was banished for committing a series of these.. Big
Harlem Renaissance Full names (middle names as well) and possible abbreviations. American poet, social activist, and novelist.. An American author, educator, songwriter, and civil rights activist.. An American novelist who wrote 'Their Eyes Were Watching God.'. An American (Jamaican descent) who was a writer and poet.. American composer, pianist, and a band leader to a jazz orchestra.. Hard
Early George Washington tool needed by Washington and by Sea Navigators. published and read by the colonies. buildings that made King George II angry . piece of land being fought over. synonym for type of journey it would be . Big
Norse Gods Bifrost is a rainbow bridge.. Thor's hammer is known as Mjolnir.. Ragnarok signifies the end of the world.. Njoror is Fryr's and Freyja's father.. Odin's handmaidens choose which warriors would go to Valhalla.. Adult
1920's A time when the American public feared a Communist revolution in America. The government tracked down and jailed people suspected of being communist, often unfairly because of their race . Attitude toward immagrants. term used to describe the 1920's . a policy of pulling away from involvement in world affairs. carried out many crimes against African Americans, Catholics, Jews and immigrants; violence against minority groups . Big
Reconstruction US History No one can be kept from voting. He was assassinated in 1965. Democrats, opposed to the Republican Party. look for ground to dismiss the President. Established by Congress in the last month of war. Big
Andrew Johnson What amendment was ratified while Johnson was president?. What illness did Johnson die from?. first president to undergo _________. What month did Johnson die in?. Who was Johnson and his brother indentured to as apprenticed tailors?. Big
Black Excellence in 20th Century North Mpls. Avenue of insurrection of Af. Amer. youth in late 60's. . Settlement house providing lodging for famous musicians during MN segregation era.. HBCU attended by counselor Mr. Crenshaw. University of famous airmen.. First African American woman alderwoman from No. Mpls. Now a Girls in Action leader.. National African American magazine started by John Johnson in 1945.. Big
Martin Van Buren What did Van Burens Wife die from? . What was Van Buren's martial status when he entered the White House in 1836?. Who was Van Buren trying to help win the Election when he became the govenor? . Martin Van Buren is a third cousin, twice removed, of what future US President?. The frilly clothes and bows that Martin Van Buren wore gave him what kid of apperance?. Big
2016 - People, Places, Events Surprise team of the year. Hilary wasn’t expecting to be beaten by him!. President Dilma Rousseff was impeached here; bit awkward in Olympic year. This old spaceman had the right stuff. This nasty virus almost halted the biggest show on earth. Hard
Byzantine Empire greatest general of the Byzantines during the reign of Justinian. known as “the Great”, he is considered the first ruler of modern Russia. His wife, Sophia was related to the last Byzantine emperor and greatly influenced her husband’s rule. form of writing introduced into Russia by the Byzantine Empire. . this city in the Ukraine today, was the first area of Russian civilization and Kievan Russia was a time period when Russian life was centered about the city of Kiev. a single ruler with complete authority (Czar, the term for the ruler of Russia which comes from Caesar, is an example of an autocrat. The first Czar was Ivan the IV known as “the Terrible”). Hard
1830-1850 Th first letter in each words in the answers are captial. A machine that is used for separating cotton. Who made the first artificial Christmas Tree made out of dyed goose feathers.. Someone who wanted to end slavery and they fought for black freedom.. The peak of the indusrtial age. A series of houses, paths, and barns that helped slaves escape the south.. Older Children
George Washington Crossword puzzle Biggest struggle during the Revolutionary War. What was George's last name. As child he had.... Tax on molasses. Tax on the colonists for glass, lean, paint, paper, and tea imported. Older Children
Middle Ages social system that put nobles above merchants and peasants who paid tribute . name for the Bubonic Plague, spread from flees on rats to kill half of Europe . artistic movement that saw artwork take on a more realistic form. Naval-Warrior Society, from Scandinavia . period of time characterized by church reform, the Protestant and Catholic church both underwent change. Older Children
The Frech Revolution What they used to execute people by cutting off their heads. 'Stroke of State'. the people at this time that did not like change. . nautral rights. a governement made and sustained by people. Big
Explorers Read these hints to fill in this crossword Jacques came across the..... Jacques Cartier took chief......sons to France.. Samuel de Champlain published....books. Champlain....with the wingdat. Cartier died at the age of......... Hard
Age of Innovation and Industry Match the definition with the correct word, and record your answers in the blank spaces provided. Controlling each step of the production of the product.. supply and demand . Multiple companies that work together so that no other companies can compete.. Person who establishes new business. Factories/equipment are privately owned instead of controlled by the government.. Big
Winston Churchill, Painter As Churchill aged, he started to paint with a more professional __________.. Churchill oftentimes painted locations, such as _________, when he first saw them and their beauty.. _______ Sickert provided mentoring and great advice to Churchill on painting, in the early 1920s. . Painting was Churchill's ___________ from the day he started.. ________________ was not only a famous British politician, but also a painter. . Older Children
Voices From the Disaster the date the Titanic sank. The ship to watch the sinking of the Titanic. 24 years old, became a stewardess, worked on the Olympic and Titanic. Broke the first news to the people. Irish,15 year later he became a teacher and prepared to become a priest like his uncle. Big
Greek Civilization Became ruler of Macedonia at the age of 20. Custom of passing along stories by speech. Philosopher who created the Socratic Method. Story written in the form of a play. Story meant to teach a lesson. Big
Imperialism Times adding of territory to the united states.. war broke out between the Russians and the Ottomans. What war was it?. the seizure of another country or territory by another country. british rule after india came under the british crown during the reign of queen victoria . the rebellion spread to northern and central india and it was called what?. Big
American Imperialism news stories that are sensationalized and exaggerated. an addition to the Monroe Doctrine that warned of 'wrong doing' by Latin American countries. policy announced by Secretary of State, John Hay, stating all nations have equal trade access in China. any area in which one nation has power of another; i.e - this happened to China when it was defeated by Japan. an attachment to a resolution stating that the US did not want control over Cuba. Older Children
The Great Depression when the bank takes houses from people who cant pay them back. when people move out of an area; resuly of the dust bowl. when a bank closes for a priod of time so it can collect money and organize . where people can buy and sell stocks to make money. FDR's plan to help end the depression. Older Children
The Age of Innovation and Industry Figure out the word using the hint, and then try to find the word in the Crossword! a corporate expansion strategy that involves controlling each step in the production and distribution of a product, from acquiring raw materials to manufacturing, packaging, and shipping. the idea that the free market, through supply and demand, will regulate itself if government does not interfere. Flip card trusta set of companies managed by a small group known as trustees, who can prevent companies in the trust from competing with each other. a bold, ambitious person who establishes a new business. an economic system in which factories, equipment, and other means of production are privately owned rather than controlled by government. Hard
Pompeii system of knowledge opinions, beliefs, customs and behaviors that characterize a particular human group. temple of Giove, temple of Venere, temple of Iside.. One of the most important activities in the city.. set of people who move to another place where they remain united in a community.. it has resulted in the destruction of the city of Herculaneum, Pompeii, Stabiae and Opipntis.. Big
The Middle Ages Use the clues below to find the answer! Communities of monks. A monk who helped convert the Irish to Christianity. When a knight promises to support a lord in exchange for land. The shape and elevation of land in a region. Warriors who fought on horseback. Big
Before, During, and After the Revolutionary War He was a very successful person who was wounded in the assault on Savannah. He was also one of the three signers of the Declaration of Independence from Georgia.. People who wanted to stay under British rule since they were loyal to King George III.. Another name for the Seven Years war. An act that closed off trading port in Boston.. This colony was given to England after the Spanish gave it up. Very Difficult
A Look Back on 2016 RIP Snape. nominated for 9 Grammys . Michael Phelps makes new records. It finally came out. According to Wikipedia, it is the dance move that 'resembles sneezing'. Hard
First Inaugural Address of George Washington to pass on from one thing to another. calm . pleasing. a feeling or emotion. showing dignity. Older Children
French Revolution Last roman catholic monarch. Supported the king. Person who goes through political reform. National Convention worked to suppress all opposition. System of french law under Napoleon. Older Children
American Imperialism Complete the Crossword puzzle about American Imperialism. A technique that exaggerated news stories.. Avoiding involvement with other countries.. Areas where foreign nations controlled resources.. Stated that the U.S. didn't want to take control of Cuba.. A canal that linked the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.. Big
Reform Movement It was the first national women's rights convention and a pivotal event in the continuing story of the U.S. and women's rights.. American abolitionist and writer, he escaped slavery and became a leading African American spokesman and writer.. Abolitionist widespread newspaper. Rights activist on behalf of mentally ill patients - created first wave of US mental asylums. Document listed the grievances of women & their need for social & political equality.. Hard
Fascism in Germany (Before 1939) _______, leader of Italy, became allied with Germany through his common belief in Fascism.. ______ Agreement helped build fascist Germany's empire; signed by Italy, Britain, France,  and Germany.. Non-_______ Pact signed with Poland in 1934 stabilized German borders; broken in 1939.. Fascism allowed Germany to invade foreign countries in order to provide a living space for Germans.. In 1935, Germany broke military clauses of this treaty.. Big
The 1920's Decade Broadcasting system. Sport played by Babe Ruth. Fear of Communism . Women cosmetics. Opposition to Immigration. Hard
World War 2 Use the clues given below to help you fill in the boxes The Canadians were assigned the job of kicking the NAZI’s out of _______ , later on May 5th, 1945, the NAZI’s surrendered. D-Day is best known as the largest __________ attack in human history?. Where did the miracle take place when more than 300,000 allied troops were rescued?. What was the fighting strategy the Canadians used to defeat the NAZIs and captured Ortona on December 28th?. Who is the leader of Germany and the NAZI party?. Hard
Byzantine A religious split. What the Byzantines had to defend their capital against attacks-very secret. This makes up most of the Arabian Peninsula. Muhammad was a ______ at the age of 7. . Muhammad said a _____ came to him to preach about one true god. . Hard
Post-War World 1945 to present Polish independence movement. Ike's retreat. fruit dipped in chocolate sauce. U.S. city; site of The Arch. fast food original; 15 cent hamburg. Hard
The American Revolution turning point of the war. a long war between the British and the Americans. formed by the Second Continental Congress. one of the colonies where Jamestown is located. came to the colonists aid after the Battle of Saratoga. Older Children
The Space Race First human on the moon. America's president during the space race. The area that makes up our universe. The winner of the space race. America's competitor during the space race . Older Children
Civil War Arkansas History A flag identifying the men who fought on one side.. To pretend to attack somewhere, but it is happening somewhere else.. It is a small fight.. To formally approve.. To go for an attack.. Hard
Titanic a person stationed to look out for danger or trouble . the once thought unsinkable ship that sank . the month the titanic went down . what was the ship closest to the titanic, yet failed to save and aid. the first trio a brand new vessel takes . Big
Enlightenment An eighteenth-century religious philosophy based on reason and natural law.. A scientist who discovered the universal law of gravitation.. A new artistic style which emphasized grace, charm, and gentle action.. One of the branch from England's government means the monarch.. An scientist who taught mathematics and is the first European to make regular observations of the heaven using a telescope.. Big
The Revolution and the New Nation the supreme political power in a state. approve. opponents of the ratification of the new Constitution. colonists who remained loyal to Britain and the king. citizen soldiers who could be ready to fight at a minutes notice. Big
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