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Ancient Greece where did spartan boys train? . what was, in addition to architecture and sculpture, did the ancient Greeks progress in? . Who sent a message to trick Xerxes? . what did the persians use to defeat the greeks in the battle of Salamis?. what were sixty year old men from a noble family elected to be important decision makers called?. Hard
Figures of the Renaissance Isabella I is best remembered for helping unify _____ and for for sponsoring the Voyages of Christopher Columbus.. Being one of the greatest artist of the High Renaissance, _______’s talent was spotted by Lorenzo de Medici when _____ was young. ______ was brought up in the Medici palace and later went on to create some of the most famous works of the Renaissance,. A well-known painter of the Renaissance, _______ was one of a circle of artists and scholars who was sponsored by the Medici in Florence. ______ was fascinated by Neoplatonism, and many of his works are seen as great examples of applied Neoplatonism.. _______ was born in 1564 in the English town of Stratford-on-Avon, he is a major figure in the English Renaissance. He is also often called the world’s greatest playwright and one of its fines poets. . Miguel Cervantes spend 5 years as a slave in _____ ______ until his family bought his freedom.. Hard
World War 2 USA, France, Great Britain, Poland, USSR and many more. site to which the US forcibly relocated over 110,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans during WW2. Dictator of Germany during WW2. a policy of staying out of the affairs of other nations. northern region of China that Japan took control over for its resources. Hard
Civil War Events Fought in Tennessee and the first major win for the South. First major land battle of the Civil War. Place of General Lee's surrender. The bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Elected president of the South. Hard
Late 19th Century Farming with artifical water. A settler under the Homestead Act.. Farmers that only provited for themselfs.. Raising crops without the use of irrigation. A boat that transports both peple and freight.. Older Children
The Holocaust symbol to represent Nazis. secret Nazi police who organized the arrest and deportation of jews. someone who leaves their land because of expulsion, invasion, oppression, or persecution. a Jewish symbol that Nazis forced the Jews to wear to make them visible. camps in which political prisoners are imprisoned and are to provide forced labor. Big
Holocaust the monotheistic religion of the Jews.. Himmler’s model camp located outside Munich, opened March 20, 1933; initially designed to hold political prisoners.. Conference of high-ranking German officers, held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee, to finalize plans for the destruction of European Jews.. a member of the ancient Aryan people.. Language spoken by many Jews in Eastern Europe; a combination of German, Hebrew and dialects of the countries in which Jews were living.. Hard
The History of Coffee He is known as the 'Father of Espresso.'. This word means 'little hood' in Italian. It reminded the Italian's of the Capuchins, the brown-robed hooded order of monks seen walking amid the people.. In 1945, a high pressure espresso machine was invented. It allowed this to appear on a shot of espresso for the first time. It's the beautiful light-colored foam, an essential part of every espresso shot today.. What is the abbreviation for the Coffee, Sugar, and Cocoa Exchange?. Traders crossed what sea into Yemen, where coffee beans were first roasted?. Big
Ronald Reagan What disease did Reagan develop in 1992?. What year did Reagan get elected to serve his second term?. What country did the U.S. invade in 1982?. What actress did John Hinckley try to impress by shooting the President?. Who did he run against and beat during his primaries in 1980?. Big
Vietnam War Complete the Crossword puzzle below. First Indochina war; conflict between French and Viet Minh. One of Vietnam's major ports . United States Army lieutenant and leader during the Vietnam war. General and Commander during the Vietnam War (leading general) . Forces of North Vietnam bombard the U.S. Marine at Khe Sanh. Hard
Age of Exploration Fill in the crossword with terms from the Age of Exploration. Which Pope helped decrease tensions between the rivalry countries?. What geometrical shape did the caravel use?. What Chinese device allowed sailors to track their direction?. Englishmen built a successful business trading what?. Who was Portugal's most enthusiastic exploration funder?. Hard
The Salem Witch Trials During trials many accused witches made ______ to avoid death even if it was not true.. Giles Corey refused to stand for trial and was _____ under heavy stones until his death on September 22, 1692.. The hysteria associated with the Salem Witchcraft Trials started with the mysterious illness demonstrated by strange and frightening symptoms. Who was the first case the symptom? . What was the verdict of the first case of the Court of Oyer and Terminer?. How many people were executed for witchcraft?. Very Difficult
Sherman's March son of Montgomery Meigs. Lee's backyard graveyard. sherman's greatest friend. the way to get your soldiers back. key to andaconda plan. Hard
Holocaust Terms 1st concentration camp.. Well known consentration/death camp.. Excluded Jews from Reich citezenship.. were people who could not work any more went.. Used to kill at death camps.. Big
Expansion in Latin America Complete the Puzzle President Roosevelt issued this in 1904 because he feared Europeans would use force to collect loans. This meant that the US promised to protect Cuba from other nations but reserved the right to intervene in Cuba's affairs. Harsh working conditions and shortages of labor and materials hampered the US efforts in building this. Former chief engineer for the French canal-building attempt . Established that Puerto Rico's governor and upper house of the legislature would be appointed by the US.. Big
Booker T. Washington what was he famously know for besides being a civil rights leader. the name of his mother (was a former slave cook). state where he was born. name of institute he helped found. name of the general who offered washington a scholarship. Older Children
Emperors strengthened the empire's defence. two years of good ruling, 2 years of terrible ruling. moved the capital from rome to byzanthium. divided the empire into the administrative realms. 5,984,072 roman citizens. Hard
Cold War nations that are stronger then other powerful nations. Soviet leader after Stalin. communist ruler of North Vietnam after 1954. fear of communists in the United States. this country aided North Korea with thousands of soldiers. Easy
Benjamin Franklin Goes on your house to absorb lightning. Another one of his inventions. A musical instrument that uses glass bowls to make the sound. . Is a stove. It is named after his inventor.. His wife.. Where he lived.. Older Children
Alexander Grahm Bell A deadly disease that infects your lungs.. A person who invents.. Determined to have one's own way.. A stroke or sound of such an instrument.. The act of invention.. Older Children
Ancient Rome period of peace for the Roman Empire; lasted about 200 years. River of Rome. Roman athlete, usually a slave, criminal, or prisoner of war who fought for entertainment of the public. elected leaders of Rome who represented plebians. queen of Egypt who backed Caesar. Older Children
Roaring Tweinties famous black poet. famous book by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Gangster term for the Thompson machine gun. Law that made alcohol illegal. this gave women the right to vote. Older Children
The American Revolution a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.. a person who remains loyal to the established ruler or government, especially in the face of a revolt.. usual name of a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies. Between the 1680s and 1850s, they contested power with their rivals, the Tories.. one of our country’s founding fathers, played a pivotal role in the founding of our nation and in 1776 was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence.. Hard
Revolutionary War They also helped the colonist out in the war against Britain . Supported the idea of colonial freedom. . negotiated the treaty of pairs and created the first light bulb. Supported the king and the British government.. 'i regret that i have but one life to give to my country'.. Hard
Julius Caesar Heir of Julius Caesar.. Author of Julius Caesar.. Antony spoke at Caesar's___.. Calpurnia tried to convince Caesar that her___ are omens of tragedy.. Beware the Ides of___.. Big
New Imperialism Independent but less developed nations controlled by private business interests rather than by other governments . Waterway that cut through the Isthmus of Suez to connect the Red Sea to the Mediterranean sea.. Creator of social darwinism. A country or territory with its own internal government but under the control of an outside power. A country or a region governed internally by a foreign power. Hard
United States History a document constituting a fundamental guarantee of rights and privileges. The fundamental document establishing the United States as a nation, adopted on July 4, 1776. The first ten amendments to the US Constitution, added in 1791 to protect certain rights of citizens. The right for 18 years old to vote. Foundation for American government for freedoms such as freedom of speech and trial by jury. Big
Elizabeth I to see affection. light or fire used as a signal or warning. a woman who teaches and cares for children of a household. large group of warships. attendant at royal court. Older Children
The Reconstruction Era Abolished Slavery in the U.S.. Commander of the U.S. Army at the end of the Civil War.. Rights guaranteed by the constitution to all people as citizens.. Commander of the Confederate Army throughout the Civil War.. Declared that states cannot deny anyone the right to vote.. Hard
Booker T. Washington what he is famously know for besides civil ighs activist. the name of washingtons mother she was a former slave cook. speech washington gave in 1895 to hlp geogias conomy and help man blacks. state where he was born . name of institute he helped create. Hard
Jacksonian Era U.S. land in what is now Oklahoma. A group that supported Jackson's candidacy. Where party members choose the party's candidates. The practice of giving government jobs to political backers . A Native American Chief that led his people to struggle to protect their lands. . Big
Native Americans They wear these on their feet when they dance. Some tribes have these and make profit from them. There are 562 of these in America. A social gathering filled with dancing and singing. This tribe can be found in Tomah. Older Children
Korean War british prime minister. general of un. planned to invade south korea. one of the first war engagments. taken over by north korea. Older Children
The Space Race Russian for ¨Traveler¨. First American to orbit Earth (1962). Meaning of Cosmonauts (Russian space pilots). First American to walk in space. animal that crafts were tested with. Hard
Transport in the 19TH Century Was deemed very sporty by the younger citizens. Was one of the fanciest carriages around, used for leisure driving in the summer.. Driven by horses, acted as a bus carrying 26 people overall.. Very popular with ladies driving. A closed Carriage. Big
1950's 1945-1961 65 Million Children were born . Passed in 1947 in response to perceived threats from the Soviet Union after WWII. It established the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Council.. Dynamic culture based in large, heteroge¬neous societies permitting considerable individualism, innovation, and change; having a money-based economy, division of labor into professions, secular institutions of control, and weak interpersonal . company that produce and sell their goods and services all over the world. salaried professional or a person whose job is clerical in nature. Big
St Helens, Oregon 1915 Columbia River----Association. Dillard Librarian. McCormick. Italian Importing Company Single. St Helens----Company. Very Difficult
The Cold War Kennedy’s collective bundle of domestic policies, which called for increased social welfare spending to tackle the growing poverty rate.. An act passed in 1947 that reorganized the U.S. military and espionage services in order to better meet the Soviet threat.. The nationalist, Communist leader of the Viet Minh movement, which sought to liberate Vietnam from French colonial rule throughout the 1950s.. The head of the Soviet Communist Party and leader of the USSR from 1958 until the early 1960s.. A U.S. foreign policy doctrine that argued that the Soviet Union needed to be “contained” to prevent the spread of Communism throughout the world.. Hard
Ancient Rome A common piece of wealthy Roman apparel, party apparel today.. A twin brother, raised by wolves, killed by his brother.. A transportation tool that the Romans mastered.. When Rome divided, this was the Eastern Empire that prospered. . The small groups of people that took over Rome.. Big
Gallipoli Moutain range in Turkey. The troops had to dig these. used in guns. Island near Turkey. Country where Gallipoli is. Older Children
Australian History what were most of the passengers who first went to Australia?. What was the name of his ship?. Was he in New Zealand befor or after Australia?. What as the name of the line designed to capture aborigines in Tasmania?. terra nullius means land belonging to 'two words'. Older Children
Gettysburg Maneuver used by Chamberlain at Little Round Top . Won day one of Gettysburg . How many words long Lincolns speech was. This man lost his leg and donated it to the National History Museum . The Peach Orchards became know as this . Big
1950s Terms 1945-1961 million children were born. places where people can watch movies in their cars. relating to the work done or those who work in an office or other professional environment.. who was elected president in 1952. What is the name of the first suburban town?. Big
The Age of Imperialism one who frees a group of people. a large picture painted on a wall. a person who comes from certain ancestors. the governor of a country of province, who rules as the representative of the monarch. material that ils provided by nature, such as forests, minerals, and water. Big
WWI Name for American Soldiers during WWI. King of Germany During WWI. German Submarine. This mans Death Set off a chain reaction which ultimately led to the outbreak of WWI. The leader of Italy during WWI. Big
Reconstruction Era Every southern had to ratify the. period of time came to be. To assist former slaves, Congress Established . these leaders began passing laws known as . Protect the rights of African Americans . Older Children
Gold Rush the person who discovered gold in California. a place now known as Placerville . the southern tip of South America. the 31st state to become part of the United States of America. a water-born disease. Older Children
Thomas E Watson fill in the best answer turned to writing at his newly acquired Hickory Hill estate on the. distanced himself from the mainstream of the . involved in the . statue across the street from the Georgia . achieved his first success in more than . Big
Cold War They political and military barrier that isolated Soviets controlled countries of eastern after world war 2. List of persons who are disapproved of and area punished such as by being refused jobs. First superior commander of NATO before becoming president. To keep or hold. A region where no military forces or weapons are permitted. Big
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