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The 7 Year War The British government passed it, it gave the French many of their rights back, the Quebec ___ 1774. The French built it, it is big, the Brits didn't like it. A type of fighting, uses small groups of soldiers, and uses the element of surprise. New leader, arrived in 1756, experienced military commander, the first letter of all the words in his name. It was built in 1754, there is a sketch of it on page 78, the battle for Fort _______. Hard
William Penn Fill out the crossword puzzle Penn lived in his new colony from 1682 to 1684 (and 1699 to 1701) where he implemented a most impressive and advanced form of democratic government. He also tolerated people of all different religious beliefs. His political ideals were a great inspir. What religion was William Penn?. Penn treated the Indians of Pennsylvania with great fairness. Penn even learned some Indian languages so as to better communicate with them. The Great Treaty made with the Indians, that provided them with a substantial amount of money for their land,. Who is the founder of Pennsylvania?. Where was William Penn born?. Older Children
Renaissance Period King _____ VIII. Groupings of instruments. A note halfway between one note and its adjacent higher note, abbreviated [#]. A note halfway between one note and its adjacent lower note, abbreviated [b]. Explorer Christopher ________. Big
American Revolution Wrote Common Sense. Act which taxed imported goods in order to pay for the salaries of British officials and judges. People loyal to Britain. Act that closed the port of Boston . People loyal to America. Older Children
Who was Theodore Roosevelt He was 42 when he was __into office.. He was sworn in the ___ of 1901 as president.. Was born in this month.. Went by the nickname __?. First president to ride in a ___?. Older Children
Progressive Era Mexican neighborhood. A few large companies that control the prices of an entire industry. Roosevelt's promise program of fair and equal treatment for all.( 2 words). The right of a voter to place an issue on the ballet in a state election. Investigative reporters who expose corruption.. Big
World War One places dug by soldiers to protect themselves. very useful tool to dig trench. protections filled with earth and mud. soldiers had to put it on their heads to protect themselves fron injuries. lot of soldiers used to write in this kind of book. Older Children
People in The American Revolution Wrote Common Sense and Crisis.. Surrendered to General Washington at Battle of Yorktown.. 'I have not yet begun to fight'!. I always told my husband, 'remember the ladies'.. Made the first political cartoon called, 'Join or Die'.. Older Children
Spanish American War Use the clues to identify key words and complete the crossword puzzle. To seize and take control of a country or territory. . Cuba originally sought independence from whom?. Name of rebellious Chinese secret society.. Where did the first actions of war take place? . Never gained independence from the United States.. Older Children
The Commercial Revolution Answer the question and put the answer in the corresponding blanks! Group of people who have mastered a specific skill. Guilds were made because people weren’t very _________ in their spendings. The three-field system provided two ________ a year. __________ Revolution. By providing two harvests a year it reduced the risk of crop failure and ______. Big
Pompeii Ancient town of 79 A.D One of the most famous paintings inspired by the eruption of Vesuvius. A great activity of ancient Pompeii. Wine,fruit,vegetable oil and cereals. eruption of Vesuvius. Activities by sea. Hard
Civil War First state to secede. Where General Lee surrendered to General Grant. Worst Confederate prison. Capital of the Confederate states of America. Gave Union control of the Mississippi River. Older Children
All About George Washington Where did George live when he was growing up?. What monument was named after George?. Who did the American army fight against in the Revolutionary War?. How many real teeth did George have left when he became President?. Because of George's fear of being buried alive, how many days did they wait to bury him after he died?. Older Children
Henry VIII Main lawyer for Henry. Current Pope first name. Archbishop of Canterbury. Did the Pope grant Henry a divorce. Name of illegitimate son of Henry's.. Big
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
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