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Conflict of the Colonies Lesson 1 vocabulary words allowed the British East India Company to sell tea directly to colonists. colonists sneaked onto three tea- filled ships and dumped over 340 tea chests in to Boston Harbor.. Shooting of colonists by the British. Boston harbor is closed and British troops are quartered in colonist homes. a writer in the Massachusetts colony. Big
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere dark and gloomy. something that is dearly loved or very close to someone. to show that you want to choose someone or support an idea. stays on, leaves slowly. having someone in the government who voices your opinions and votes on your behalf. Big
Black History Month use the information in the booklet to help you check your answers at the end. It creates .................. of how African - Americans were and are treated. . it is so important because we ............ really do the history of blacks in history lessons. . who changed this celebration to black history month?. Martin Luther King Jr. ................... 2 grades in high school. . What was this celebration originally called?. Big
13 Colonies Trade between Europe, Africa, and the Americas. daughter of the Powhatan chief, married John Rolfe . the group of native Americans who lived in the Jamestown area. middlemost colonies, grew grains, mild climate . Founder of Maryland . Very Difficult
Transformation of the U.S This party was a left-wing party focused on progressive reform. Their party eventually collapsed but their values still lived on.. An industrial process capable of mass-producing steel.. An important landmark linking the Transcontinental Railroad and the Central Pacific.. This individual was chief of the Nez Perce tribe. He led an impressive retreat towards Canada. He and the Nez Perce tribe surrendered.. A battle engagement between a cavalry division led by George Custer and Native American groups. This battle resulted in a victory for the Native Americans.. Hard
U.S. President Worksheet First vice president to become president after his predecessor died.. Who was the first president to appear on television? . This president won the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize.. Known for saying “Speak softly and carry a big stick. . .”.. This president wanted to make the United States a “kinder and gentler nation”.. Hard
Georgia Colony Georgia History A person who owes money. unhappy with regulations in the colony; wanted the trustees to relax rules on slavery, land & alcohol. A person who is given responsibility for acting on behalf of the needs and interests of an organization; Georgia colony had 21.. An economic policy under which England sought to increase their wealth and power by having the colonies produce raw materials, which were shipped to the 'mother country,' an they were manufactured into finished products, and sold all over the world. crops produced in the Georgia colony: wine, rice, indigo, silk, and tobacco.. Hard
A Nation is Born A founding father that wrote 'The Federalist Papers.' He also has a broadway musical that was written about his life.. The two meetings of the delegates before and during the war. . This famous author is accredited to writing “Common Sense” trying to persuade British opposition. . A system of trade policies that the colonies didn’t really care about, the colonies just had to remain loyal to Britain.. In response to a certain act that the British imposed, in the middle December of 1773, a group of Patriots in Boston organized a protest and disguised themselves as Native Americans. . Very Difficult
The American Industrial Revolution A group of different businesses under the same ownership that are run as a single organization. . The growth of cities, especially involving the movement of people from rural (country) areas to urban (city) ones. . A period of rapid growth in the use of machines in manufacturing and production. . Migration from one place to another to settle and live. . A policy favoring native born individuals over foreign born ones. . Older Children
Pre-Colonial America A gathering of multiple tribes that included traditional games and dancing. . The land bridge that people crossed to get to North America. Existed between what is now Russia and Alaska. . Spiritual leader of the tribe. They usually were seen as/behaved as mediums between the visible and spirit world, and healers. . The most powerful and important alliance of Native American tribes. . Mohawk leader who played a major role in forming the Iroquois Confederation. . Big
Southeast States and Capitals Match the state to its capital Montgomery. Raleigh. Tallahassee. Columbia. Charleston. Big
Montgomery Boycott Who initiated Montgomery Bus Boycott's?. Type of movement?. What transport did they boycott?. Which amendment did it violate?. Where was the main protest held?. Big
John Adams Immigrants could be sent back to their home country if president thought they were a threat, immigrants could be deployed for war. Leader of the Federalist party. What did France want from the U.S in the XYZ Affair?. Pro-British, wanted strong federal government, favored manufacturing and trading. Act that said it was illegal to write or say anything false about the government. Hard
John F. Kennedy The college JFK graduated from. How did JFK die?. JFK's Father. JFK's parents cared a lot about their children's_______. person friend of the Kennedy family. Older Children
American Revolution Review on the the American Revolution This was the cause to the Boston Tea Party. Supporters of independence from England. The Sons of Liberty were responsible for this event. 'No taxation without THIS'. Colonist were mad at this because it messed with the triangular trade. Older Children
Japanese-American Internment Camp cause to feel sorrow. occurring alone or once . vertical in position; also : not spread out or decumbent. the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect. situated at the highest point : directly overhead or in the zenith. Moderately Challenging
Clara Barton Where she died. Where she was born. her role in the Civil War. When she died. Her mom. Hard
Jacksoninan Era Cheroee, Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw. Provided funds for a road in Kentucky. Explained that few Cherokee who did sign Treaty of New Echota didn't speak for all of them. Supported Jackson and favored states' rights. Major political party from 1816-1824. Big
Western Expansion Land given to you . battle in which General George Custer and his forces were defeated . Name for African Americans that went along the Mississippi river. Cattle roamed freely. transportation system that goes across the country. Older Children
Texas Revolution The wife of a Mexican army officer who saved many people in Goliad. The last battle of the Texas Revolution. The Texas Declaration of Independence author. Sixth Battle of the Texas Revolution. Fought in the legendary 'Sandbar Fight' in 1827. Hard
Early Virginia Virginia __________ responded to boston rioters being transported to London for trial by condemning measure, governor dissolving body, meeting at Raliegh Tavern(3 words). _________ was related to Governor Berkley's wife. was part of Senen Years War(4 words). seized gunpowder in Williamsburg (2 words). Virginia believed in _____representation. Hard
Rise of Segregation a tax that all adults had to pay in order to vote. give official permission or approval, impose a penalty. the current state of things, the way things are at a particular point in time. a political party that came about to represent the common man's interests. frighten in order to make someone do something or stop something. Hard
Abraham Lincoln Facts about Abraham Lincolns life and presidency How many kids did Lincoln have.. Name of guy who shot Lincoln.. Abraham Lincoln's height making him the tallest U.S. president in history. Name of Lincoln's oldest son.. Name of Lincoln's wife.. Big
Levi Jordan Plantation Complete the crossword below Name of the Nation of Texas before it became part of the U.S.. He was the most well known owner of this plantation. Crop most responsible for the plantation's wealth.. Stephen F. ________ is known as the 'Father of Texas'. Wrote a diary about life on the plantation. Hard
Georgia History Second royal governor of GA. Yamacraw chief. Third and final royal governor of Ga. Thirteen year old girl killed by Leo Frank. Translator for James Oglethorpe. Big
Presidents of the United States Use the clues in completing the Crossword Puzzle Before serving as President for eight years, he was an actor in commercials for Disneyland.. Our current 45th U.S. President.. His nickname included 'Teddy.'. Currently married, (good grief...), to Hillary Clinton.. A Democrat who's serving Vice President was Alben Barkley.. Big
Neil Armstrong Crossword What state was Neil Armstrong born in?. What state was Neil Armstrong ordered for overseas active duty? . Who was Neil Armstrongs flight instructor in 1946? . Was Neil Armstrong the first man to step foot on the moon? Write yes or no.. What was Neil Armstrong granted when he was sixteen years old?. Older Children
American Icons Fill out the puzzle based on the provided clues. An American fast food chain thats gone international. Man with a cape that saves people from villians. A historic route. An American Sport. Our Nation's Symbol. Big
States of America Which state is the 2nd largest by both area and population?. Which state has the capital Oklahoma city?. In which state is the Walt Disney World?. In which state is the Golden Gate Bridge?. Which state has the capital Springfield?. Big
Civil War Extention helped raise troops for the Confederate army and encouraged the growth of Texas factories to make military supplies. Union military leader . Made up of Southern States who seceded from the United States. Griffin Pass was built here by Confederates. State with Confederate capital in it. Big
Texas Civil War Extention Southern states who joined together during the civil war. North vs. South. Withdraw from a larger unit. To isolate a particular enemy area(Such as a harbor) by a warring nation using troops or warships to prevent the passage of supplies and people. Nurse during the Civil War; founder of the American Red Cross. Hard
Civil War The south.. To withdraw from a lager body.. To isolate your enemy.. The act of freeing someone.. The effort to fix the U.S.A.. Older Children
American History What group of people were taken to American and sold as slaves?. What year was the Declaration of Independence adopted?. Name one of the original 13 states.. Name one of the writers of the Federalist Papers.. What year was the Constitution written?. Big
Lewis and Clark identify important people and landmarks from Lewis and Clarks expedition a good place to reason with native American tribes one box is a space. this river put a huge fork in the expedition one box is a space. it would have been a long walk to the mountains without here one box is a space. The first in command of the expedition. south of the columbia river this fort was a replacement for an old fort 1box empty. Older Children
The Republic of Texas stored official government documents and records. a group of people who serve as advisers to the head of a government. land owned by the government. undeveloped land that lies beyond the border of settled territory. to stop something temporarily. Big
Texas Revolution What fight ended the Texas Revolution when Texans captured Santa Anna?. What was it called when Texans surrounded the Alamo for over a month?. What was the fight when Texans attacked a cart, but only found grass?. Who wrote the 'Victory or Death' letter?. Who told Texans there was gold in a cart, but it was grass?. Big
After the Civil War a capitation, the payment of which is sometimes a prerequisite. a code that limited the rights of black people . a northerner who was sent to the south. to put to death. any state law discriminating against black people . Hard
US History author of pamphlets like Common Sense and The Crisis that encouraged American independence.. against the sale or use of alcohol due to the social problems it caused. people who opposed a powerful Constitution. first document that began to limit the absolute power of the king over the citizens of England. fearless naval officer in the American Revolution. Hard
Civil War Vocabulary Review Fee put on Southern voters in an attempt to prevent freedmen from voting. Amendment granting voting rights to all citizens, including black males.. Name given to the Southern states who seceded prior to the Civil War. type of law in which military commanders were in control. Amendment declaring all native-born and naturalized persons as US citizens. Hard
The Midwest The lands beyond settlement. A line of workers who put a product together as it moves along a line. A funnel-shaped, spinning windstorm. An area of flat or rolling land covered mostly by grasses. A place where cattle are kept before going to market. Big
Civil War Crossword ended slavery. dude that assasinated Abraham Lincoln. Union general and 18th president. increased the need for slaves. leaving. Hard
Theodore Roosevelt Show what you know about Theodore Roosevelt He named this famous home in Washington. He lived to be _____ years old. How many siblings does he have. This is another name for the Progessive party. What was his favorite subject. Hard
Texas Revolution This battle ended the Texas Revolution. The revolution happened here. He was a soldier who fought and died at the Alamo. The Bowie Knife was named after this man. This siege took place at San Antonio de Bexar. Hard
Civil War abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. shot by Boston Corbett, a Union soldier. led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery. ruled the application of military tribunals to citizens. a major battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Hard
Pres. Donald Trump Trump. Trump's first wife's name. Trump's second wife's name. Trump's political party affiliation. Trump's third wife's name. Older Children
The American Revolution Give me __________ or give me death speech from Patrick Herny. ____________ troops arrives at Newport,RI to aid the American cause. The _________ Massacre was Street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770. Fort _____________ captured on Lake Champlain. Thomas Paine published __________ __________ in 1776. Big
Battle of Fredericksburg Lengthy road. Confed. Army (abbrev.). Confederate on a horse. Third grade essay writer. Floating bridge. Older Children
Civil War refers to anti-war democrats. a political third party that didn't last very long. term used for the violence in Kansas. political doctrine where people in the region chose what they wanted for their government. first major land battle of the armies in Virginia. Big
Vietnam War Fill in the boxes with the word that corresponds to the hint senator from New York that was shot on June 5th, 1968 after winning the California Democratic primary. was the United States Secretary of State from 1961 to 1969 under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. American comander in South Vietnam that wanted more troops in the Vietnam War; he served in World War II and Korea. adopted by Congress in 1964, giving the president much power to be able to wage war in Vietnam. organization of Vietnamese Communists and other nationalist groups that fought for Vietnamese independence from France in 1946 until 1954. Hard
Theodore Roosevelt Show what you know about Theodore Roosevelt He named the famous house in Washington. He lived to be _____ years old. How many siblings does he have. This is another name for the Progessive party. What was his favorite subject. Hard
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