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Korean War Dismissed for disobeying orders. Passed by the UN Security Council in response to the North Korean invasion. The estimated number of Korean deaths during the conflict. The circle of latitude that separates North Korea from South Korea. The USA were trying to prevent this kind of effect happening to countries all over Asia. Older Children
Pilgrims NFL team that has hosted Thanksgiving day game since 1934. song originally written for Thanksgiving day. first governor of Plymouth, MA. First name of baby boy born on voyage to new world . How long was the pilgrims voyage to the new world . Older Children
Age of Exploration A device used to tell the direction one is traveling in, or from which the winds are blowing . Port Columbus sailed from in August 1492. Trade routes connecting Europe with East Asian merchants. The first Viking to reach North America and establish a settlement there around 1003 A.D.. An European explorer who enslaved the natives of the land that he discovered. Hard
Medieval Europe Pope Urban II called the first.... Medieval architecture style . Ebola like. not a Medieval slave. A Medieval land grant. Older Children
Louisiana Purchase This Act lifted all embargoes on American shipping except for those bound for British or French ports. Its intent was to damage the economies of the United Kingdom and France. Like its predecessor, the Embargo Act, it was mostly ineffective, and cont. a general embargo enacted by the United States Congress against Great Britain and France during the Napoleonic Wars.. was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States.. fought on November 7, 1811, near present-day Lafayette, Indiana between American forces led by Governor William Henry Harrison of the Indiana Territory and Native American warriors . a land deal between the United States and France, in which the U.S. acquired approximately 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million.. Older Children
The Phoenicians The Phoenicians did not create the first alphabet but theirs is important because it led to the Greek alphabet and eventually the? . What type of language was Phoenician?. Important trade good of the Phoenicians. The Phoenicians created letters that reflected their sounds. They created an?. A place for buying and selling goods. Hard
British Acts, Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party these were started in order to pay for the Seven Years War. the group of colonists who violently protested. the group of colonlists who stayed loyal to England and King George III. where the Boston Tea Party took place. the group of colonists who attacked the British soldiers/loyalists during the Boston Massacre . Older Children
The Greek City-State Building in which city officials met to conduct their business. Building where criminals were housed and trails were held. Where citizens met to discuss and vote on laws and other matters. Open meeting place and where people go to market . Fortified hill where a temple was built for the local deity . Big
Arab-Israeli Conflict Use your notes and to assist you with completing the puzzle below. There are no spaces between to words. decendents of Ishmael. empire grew under his leadership. a peace keeping organization. The Balfour ____________ partitioned the Palestinian territory. organized riots. Hard
Vietnam War When the government enforces the law through physical force or violence.. To ban something.. When a conscripted civilian refuses to go to war because they don’t agree with the cause of the war.. Land/territory that has recognised “owners” and social structures.. Every single detail has been addressed. Hard
Louisiana Purchase Important Vocabulary for the Louisiana Purchase and Lewis & Clark Expedition a country that wanted power in US. Mountain named after expedition leader. leader of a slave revolt. Expedition in southern Louisiana Territory. treaty negotiator in Spain. Very Difficult
Anti-Slavery Movement was the most famous black man among the abolitionists. ended slavery in the United States—at least in name. issued the Emancipation Proclamation. freed all slaves residing in areas of the nation currently in rebellion. The condition in which one person is owned as property by another and is under the owner's control. Older Children
The Early Middle Ages communities of monks. shape and elevation of land. Latin word for 'middle age'. invaders that attacked towns and looted monasteries. Traveled from Britain to Ireland to convert people. Big
War of 1812 was an American explorer, soldier, politician, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. 4th chief justice of the supreme court. is the doctrine under which legislative and executive actions are subject to review. they favor of the ratification of the Constitution. It established the federal judiciary of the United States.. Big
The Gilded Age The man who coined the statement 'The Gilded Age'.. Political positions rewarded for favors. This city suffered from a great fire in 1871. Housing that developed outside the city . These people that flooded to the U.S in mass numbers were looked at as enemies of the American man . Big
French Revolution Newspaper A device for execution during the French Revolution. How to prevent an enemy from living off the land. By burning crops and killing livestocks. The alliance formed by Russia, Austria and Prussia. The use of troops or ships to prevent commercial traffic from entering a port. Napoleons last attempt to gain power in french by defeating the French king and becoming the emperor. Big
World War 2 Solve detention center where Japanese Americans were moved and confined . large prison camps used to hold people for political reasons. attack on the U.S. from the Japanese . lightning war. leaders who control their nation by force. Big
Black History when people gather to protest . An American state. The leader of the Civil Rights Mouvement. synonym of separation. To refuse to buy or use something as a protest. Big
Pilgrim people make own laws. settlement. animals raised for eggs, milk, meat. gun. promise written down. Older Children
Fur Trade person whose first language is French. disease which killed many Huron. very popular fashion trend in 17th century Europe. French fur traders and adventurers who made canoe trips between the trading posts and the inland forts. disease which killed many Huron. Hard
The French Revolution revolutionary war that encouraged this one. machine used for execution. oath taken when the third estate had been locked out of the meeting. 12 man commitee to decide if the person triedis guilty (commitee of _____). A government spending more money than it takes in. Big
Romantic Period the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice. the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.. the Romantic style or movement in literature and art, or adherence to its principles. an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets.. also known as Rabbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire and various other names, was a Scottish poet and lyricist.. Big
The Louisiana Purchase Land west of the Mississippi River belonged to this country in 1800.. Pike's expedition gave detailed description of these plains.. Leader of rebels who forced the French out of Santo Domingo.. Lewis and Clark expedition started from this city, where Missouri and Mississippi Rivers meet.. Last name of explorer who led two expeditions to explore the upper Mississippi and Colorado Rivers.. Very Difficult
The New Frontier and the Great Society health insurance for welfare recipients living below the poverty line. LBJ's ambitious vision of over 60 programs intiated between 1965-1968. President Kennedy's legislative agenda that aimed to increase aid to education and provide health insurance to the elderly. 1st American to orbit Earth. health insurance for all senior citizens. Big
The Cold War Begins Soviet. name of couple charged with espionage and executed. lying when one has sworn under oath to tell the truth. political and military barrier that isolated Soviet-controlled countries of Eastern Europe after WWII. the practice of pushing a dangerous situation to the limit to force an opponent to back down. Hard
The Colonies in America involved the slave trade to Americas for raw materials to Europe. a dutch colony now called New York. countries that are on the euroasian continent. bought Manhattan Island from the Indians for 24 dollars. Spanish fortresses in the New World. Big
Ancient Egypt Pharaoh that practiced monotheism and worshipped Aton. Place where kings and queens were buried without individual pyramids. Jars that held organs of a dead body, the jars were stored in the tombs. Name of of step pyramid, it was essentially six Mastabas stacked on top of eachother. The Egyptians form of writign. Hard
The Early Middle Ages sacred ritual of the Roman Catholic Church. artisitic decoration of books. appointment of bishops by anyone who is not a member of the clergy. the school of thought that used logic and reason to support Christian beliefs. someone who would pay rent to a lard to farm part of the land. Big
Jamestown to American Revolution major battle during the American Revolution that was a turning point in the North. Ohio River Valley. buffer between the Indians and Colonist. people who had money to invest in new businesses. Join, or Die. Hard
High and Late Middle Ages The school of thought that used logic and reason to support Christian belief. It limited royal power and established certain rights of English Freeman. He claimed supremacy over all other rulers. Epidemic of the bubonic plague that ravaged Europe in the 1300's. Clever, cruel, and untrustworthy ruler who faced powerful enemies . Hard
Industrial Revolution There are no spaces in this puzzle Market or industry is dominated by a small number of sellers. Located in New York millions of immigrants came through here . Railroad that goes from Pacific to Atlantic . Period from 1870-1890 when prices of goods, materials, and labor decreased. Housing were the working class lived. Hard
Bronze Age Looks like a hook but cuts. You have to do this to fit into a Cist Grave. Looks like the moon. How metal is melted. Large cooking pot. Older Children
Medieval Period Sacred ritual of the Roman Catholic Church. Someone who would pay rent to a lord to farm part of the lords land. Loosely organized system of government in which local lords governed their own lands but owed military support and other support to a greater lord.. King who established one of the many Germanic kingdoms that replaced the unifying force of the Roman Empire in Western Europe.. Exchange of pledges between lords and vassals. Hard
The American Revolution Answer the questions by filling in the answer. Who pushed soldiers forward during what they called the American crisis?. Who was Virginia's governor in 1777?. Who was the Spanish governor of Louisiana in 1779?. What do you call a professional solider who fights in a foreign country?. What did they call Burgoyne's final surrender?. Big
Agrarian Revolution Complete the following puzzle. new machinery for sugar estates vacuum . fertilizer replacing manure . invented the reaper machine. store in form like condensed milk. store food at low temperatures . Big
Black Power Movement political slogan and a name for various ideologies aimed as achieved self-determination for African Americans.. Peaceful student committee which took a radical turn in 1966. His enraged speech kick-started the movement Black Power. His ideas lay the foundation for Black Power. 1968, saw the African American protest reach a world wide stage. Older Children
Age of Exploration By Mady Cruse an instrument containing a magnetized pointer that shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it. A period in history when explorers traveled west to claim land in the Americas. a Spanish naval invasion force sent against England by Philip II of Spain in 1588. It was defeated by the English fleet and almost completely destroyed by storms off the Hebrides. Ora fleet of warships. a person sent on a religious mission, especially one sent to promote Christianity in a foreign country. the process or activity of accurately ascertaining one's position and planning and following a route. Hard
Progressive Era muckraker that investigated the meat packing industry. was there to protect from the consumption of spoiled and disease carrying meats . almost stopped all winter fuel to go to major cities . muckraker that wrote about child labor and helped with child labor laws. when people vote for people to run for a certain election. Hard
The Roaring Twenties This Minnesota boy made history with his solo flight over the Atlantic. Probably the most famous Chicago _______________ of the 20s was Al Capone. purchasing something and promising to pay later is buying on ________________. The Great _________________ was a mass movement of blacks from South to North. the U.S. president whose reputation was soiled by his corrupt associates. Hard
American Revoultion Endowed at birth that may not be taken away or violated by the government. People who volunteered to be ready for service at a minute's notice. A formal written request . The quality of not being depend on someone or something . The action of taxing revolution. Older Children
Native Americans Complete the Crossword Puzzle using the hints provided. Continent of Native American settlements. The other name for Lakota. This tribe had Adobe house. Which tribe lived in the Coatal Range Region. The house the Inuit lived in. Older Children
Colonization English colony established by people who wanted religious freedom (1620). Catholic priests who controlled religion, schools, and hospitals in New France. women who helped spread the Catholic religion in New France. move from your country and live in another country. foreign land owned and controlled by a country. Big
The Roman Republic Nobles. The Roman's language. Former Roman soldier who led thousands of slaves in a fight for freedom. Twin brothers who founded Rome. prohibit. Hard
Harriet Tubman find the words harriet tubman died in 1913 in -. harriet was a - in the civil war. when there was a _ on a house that meant it was safe to come in and hide. abarham lincoln signed the - to free all slaves.. harriet's mother called her - when she was little. Big
Lessor Known Figures of the Civil Rights Era A political activist who became an early leader of the Black Panther Party.His 1968 book Soul On Ice is a collection of essays, praised by The New York Times Book Review at the time of its publication as 'brilliant and revealing'.. Her efforts included the first successful civil rights campaign to integrate lunch counters (Nashville); the Freedom Riders, co-founding the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); and co-initiating the Alabama Voting Rights Project.. He is noted for being part of the defense team for 25 black men charged in attempted murder for the Columbia race riot of 1946 and winning acquittals for most. He was a lawyer in Nashville, Tennessee and taught at Fisk. . One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century, perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement. A critic of professionalized, charismatic leadership and a promoter of grassroots organizing.. Helped found numerous civil rights organizations, including Vision, the National Anti-Klan Network and the Center for Democratic Renewal. In the words of Martin L. King Jr. 'the greatest preacher to ever live.”. Hard
WWII Allowing the President to aid any nation believed vital to U.S. defense.. A U.S. naval fleet in Hawaii. The extermination of an entire group of people. Became chancellor of Germany in 1933.. Hitler's National Socialist Party. Big
Albert Einstein About Albert's life and facts in English meaning miracle year. death place of Albert Einstein. know as general theory of relativity . school that albert failed to get into the first time. school at which Einstein taught as a professor in 1909. Big
Jamestown He was a leader of the Jamestown colony. A crop that is grown for selling. A group of merchants who raised money for the settlement of Jamestown. Documents granting the right to organize settlements in an area. A defensive wall; a fort or a fence. Big
The Age of Discovery a period of time from the 15th to the 17th century in which Europeans explored and mapped the world. people conquered by Hernan Cortes. a group of people who settle far from home and maintain ties with their home country. to defeat in combat. mapmaker. Older Children
Wicked History of Hitler German Nazi secret police. Nazi army symbol. wooden frame used to kill people. deadly poison used by Hitler. Germany's Nazi leader during WWII. Big
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