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The Vietnam War Sharpened spear hidden in ground, designed to impale unwary U.S. and South Vietnamese troops.. Basic rifle used by U.S. troops in Vietnam.. Guerrilla group formed by Ho Chi Minh after World War II to force the French colonial rulers out of Vietnam.. A military unit that consists of three rifle squads. It has a nine-man headquarters with a platoon leader, platoon sergeant, radiotelephone operator, and two machinegun crews.. A military unit that consists of 11 men and is led by a squad leader. It fights as two fire teams. Each fire team can fire, maneuver, or overwatch. . Older Children
War Begins In Europe Citizens of London spent night time in _____________ ____________ to seek shelter from the night time air raids by Germany. The British air force, greatly outnumbered defended Britain against the German 'lutwaffe, this German strategy was called the _________ ___ _________. 'lightning war'. A policy of giving Hitler everything he asked for, in trying to prevent war. Close cooperation with Germany by Vichy France. Big
Communist Forces in the Vietnam War Khmer Rouge and Pathet Lao helped ____________ prisoners of war. leaders include Souphanouvong & Khamtai Siphandon . leaders include Pol Pot & Khieu Samphan . North Vietnam sent 287,465 ___________ to fight . Khmer and Pathet Lao are _______________ in close proximity to Vietnam . Hard
Spanish Armada How many times was Phillip married?. What did Phillip call the invasion?. When did the Spanish fleet set sail from Spain?. What was the name of the battle in the North Sea?. Who was executed by Elizabeth? ----, Queen of Scots. Older Children
Dutch Settlement at the Cape ____________ slaves did needlework, cooking and cleaning etc.. A traditional Cape Malay food that we still eat today.. The Dutch wanted to use the Cape as a ______________ station.. The local people that the Dutch first tried to barter with and then tried to turn into slaves.. The person who was ordered to establish this station at the Cape.. Hard
Thomas Jefferson Jefferson's attempt to stop the United States from being pulled into war between Britain and France. Sent by Jefferson to further explore the west. Republican candidate for president in 1808 who had Jefferson's approval. Name of Jefferson's home. Written for the Second Continental Congress in 1776.. Big
The Jefferson Era Complete the puzzle fight between the U.S. and U.K. and its Native American allies.. Cost 15 million, doubled the size of U.S.. The president to send two men to the west on an expedition. He explored the Southwest, Pikes Peak named after him. American soldier, leader of an expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery. Older Children
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar A Greek writer adn biographer that lived around the time of Julius Caesar.. Shakepeare learned this language in school.. The only son of Shakespeare that died at age 11. This is when a person discloses their innermost thoughts when others are on stage. This type of stage is seperated from the audience by velvet curtains and realistic settings. . Hard
The Spanish Armada King Philip I ruled this country.. The surname of the most famous English 'sea dog'. The name given to the Spanish fleet who hoped to beat England. . The name given to Spanish ships.. The name of Belgium and Holland during Philips reign.. Older Children
Expansion, War, and Sectional Crisis Complete the crossword puzzle 1846 proposal by Representative David Wilmot of Pennslyvania to ban slavery in territory acquired from the Mexican Warr. 1854 Law that divided Indian Territory into Kansas ans Nebraska. The elite Mexican ranchers in the province of California. A political movement that opposed the expansion of slavery. A small slice of land purchased by President Franklin Pierce in 1853 for the purpose of building a transcontinental rail line from New York to Los Angeles. Big
Progressive Era Was raised in a Quaker household and was a really big part in the woman's voting rights movement. Ensures meat is processed and packaged in safe conditions. Co-founded one of the first settlements in the US . Photographer who used a camera as his tool for social reform . Upheld the law 'separate but equal' . Hard
British Acts 7 British acts, Boston Tea Party, and Boston Massacre. Act that made the colonist do the Boston Tea Party.. Parliament could search any ship trying to avoid the tax.. To punish the colonists after the Boston Tea Party.. When 5 colonists got murdered in Boston.. Colonists reaction to the tea act.. Older Children
Ancient Egypt The location of the great pyramid. The longest river in the world flowing from East Africa to Egypt. A triangular shaped area at the mouth of some rivers. A capital city in Nubia. A mix of soil and small rocks. Big
Rome Chariot races held here. Type of sword. River running through central Europe and into the Black Sea. feature of Roman architecture (Domes, Pillars, Arches and ?). Plebian's accommodation. Hard
Pearl Harbor -people responsible for guarding a specific place. -supply of bullets or weapons (noun). -the katana has been something very important in my family so it important to pass on to our ? (noun). -a group of trucks traveling together. -simple barriers to prevent movements. Big
Atlantic Slave Trade What trading network transported Africans to America?. What was the most common race for slaves?. What group enslaved the Africans first?. Africans ______ other Africans and sold them to the Europeans.. People that are forced into work without pay.. Big
Westward Expansion Video notes fort where Americans were killed and was a rallying cry for independence. 200 ships were abandoned here and sailors went ashore to strike it rich with gold. mountain man, adventurer, politician who was killed at the Alamo. these were made in New York foundries and helped the beaver fur trade. gold was discovered here in 1848. Hard
Periodontics Surgical reshaping and contouring of gingival tissues. Abnormal occlusal relationship of the teeth, causing injury to periodontium (two words). Specialty involved with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting tissues. Dentist with advanced education in the specialty periodontics. Surgical Dressing. Easy
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
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