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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
A Nation Divided The very first impeachment in U.S. history. This president was a previous slave owner. He was impeached for violating the Tenure of Office. . A novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe exposing the cruelty of slavery.. An organized (yet unsuccessful) attack on Harpers Ferry. This attack was led by a famous abolitionist. . A system in which and landowner rents a piece of land to a farmer for them to live on. These were agreements bound together by contract that farmers usually couldn’t break out of. This system resembled slavery. . The period after the Civil War stitching back together the nation. . 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
Abolition the piece written by William Lloyd Garrison to inform people about the horrible things of slavery. an escaped slave who became a leader in the abolition movement and spoke to many through talking to groups. these were sisters that were leaders in the aboliton movement. where slavery commonly still took place before the movement. a strong woman leader who fought for both women’s rights and abolition. Big
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
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
America Expands To add territory to an even bigger land area sometimes without permission. An American planter who refused to obey the restoration order for the queen of Hawaii and led a revolution against the queen. The price per acre of Alaska from Russia, $7.2 million for 365 million acres of land. A very sweet food grown in Hawaii and grown in cane form. An authority or policy spread throughout nations or countries. Big
American History native Americans where planned to be moved here. Jackson supporters were determined their canidate would win and got the ______ to support . Where party members choose the party's candidates . the court ruled that the national bank was constitutional . The giving government jobs to political backers . Hard
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
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
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
Arkansas History King of Ragtime. Arkansas most effective Governor.. 42nd President. Female writer, poet, and activist. Author of Why The Caged Bird Sing.. President who signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Hard
Arkansas History Alternate Designation of the 7th Regiment, Arkansas State Troops.. Place where the operations on ___, for the battle of Saint Charles.. Senator of Arkansas through the years 1862-1864. Last name of Johnson.. Last name of the commander who commanded “Walker’s Regiment”.. Arkansas’s first volunteer soldiers served in this unit. . Hard
Battle of Fredericksburg Lengthy road. Confed. Army (abbrev.). Confederate on a horse. Third grade essay writer. Floating bridge. Older Children
Black History Month Use the hints to fill in the blanks on these important BHM words! the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities. the action of leading a group of people or an organization. the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time. the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality. a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Hard
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
Causes of the American Revolution Complete the crossword puzzle below African American/first person killed in the fight for freedom. Tax on glass, tea, paint and paper. Captured British workers and covered them with tar and feathers.. Ready to fight in a minutes notice. Someone speaking or acting for you.. Big
Civil Rights 1954-1963 The organisation created to ensure the bus boycott was successful.. 1954 case regarding the integration of the educational system.. The youth wing of the Civil Rights Movement.. Those who tested the implementation of the integration on interstate travel.. This organisation was founded in the North (Chicago).. Older Children
Civil War Union general who won in the West. Had better strength in industry and population. Occupation of many soldiers before the war. Armed forces to prevent things going in and out of it. Delaware, Maryland, Missouri, and Kentucky (2 words). Hard
Civil War Escaped slaves. State between the North and the South. Destroying civilian and economic resources. The protection against unlawful imprisionment. The freeing of Slaves. Teenage
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
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
Civil War Crossword ended slavery. dude that assasinated Abraham Lincoln. Union general and 18th president. increased the need for slaves. leaving. 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
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
Civil War Era Find the word with the description given. Who Led the troops that were on the steamboats converted to gunboats by General John B. Magruder who commanded the Confederate forces in Texas, and Gunboats attacked Union ships in Galveston Bay and took back control of Galveston?. One reason TX seceded from the union?. One reason TX seceded from the union?. Name the battle where in January 1, 1863 – General John B. Magruder and his men attacked Union forces in Galveston Bay capturing several hundred, and the city of Galveston was again under Confederate control . Who was wounded in battle and lost his left arm, later his right leg had to be amputated due to another battle wound, and was then given command of the confederate army of Tennessee and went into battle against the union General William T. Sherman. 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
Clara Barton Where she died. Where she was born. her role in the Civil War. When she died. Her mom. Hard
Coming to America European immigrants knew they had made it to America, when they passed this famous landmark.. the theory or practice of shielding a country's domestic industries from foreign competition by taxing imports.. Many immigrants learned about jobs in the United States using this.. Native Americans called African Americans this nickname because of their fighting spirit resembled a buffalo.. Irving Berlin from Russia wrote this song, we still sing today.. Big
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
Constitution The Supreme Court Case that established the principle of judicial review. 'Father of the Constitution'. English document that limited the power of King John. 'the first ten amendments that guarantees individual rights. one of the authors of the Federalists Papers. Older Children
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
Franklin D Roosevelt freedom from being controlled by someone else. having a condition that makes it difficult to do something. time before an election when people running for office try to convince voters to vote for them. a country in which the ruler has complete power and sometimes rules cruelly. person who runs against someone in an election. Older Children
George Washington a legal decision or form of proceeding serving as an authoritative rule or pattern in future similar or analogous cases.. the financial obligations of a national government resulting from deficit spending.. Alexander, 1757–1804, American statesman and writer on government: the first Secretary of the Treasury 1789–97; mortally wounded by Aaron Burr in a duel.. an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc.:. a statement that President George Washington published in a Philadelphia newspaper in 1796 to announce that he would not run for a third term and to give his views on foreign and domestic policy.. Older Children
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
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
Harriet Tubman 2 Harriet said, 'I had a right to __________ or death.'. One of the jobs Harriet worked.. The escape route people traveled on was called the 'Underground ___________'. The color of the first woman who helped Harriet on her escape.. Harriet traveled during this time of day.. Older Children
Jackson's First Inaugural Address Who was Secretary of State?. What was Jackson's Strongest Act?. The first speech given by a president . The person who created The First Inaugural Address. What did the inauguration mark?. Older Children
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
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
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
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
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
Lewis and Clark Expedition something everyone should know. rich in something. bravery. when you take in all the surroundings. work hard. Older Children
Lyndon B. Johnson respect for others' values and beliefs. the act of hard work and attention given to a subject. the basic rights that all citizens in a country have. time before an election when people runninf for office try to convince voters to vote for them. a member of a state or national legislature. Older Children
Martin Luther King Jr Find eacan h word that describes Martin Luther King Jr the act of being treated equal . a presentation you give in front of an audience to express your feelings about something . showing the action of bravery . A person who dreams . an act of showing care . Hard
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
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
New Republic and Expansion This General fought the Native Americans down South. Giving government offices for political influences. President Washington's closest advisors. This political party bases their economy on farming. The U.S failed to conquer this country. Hard
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