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US/VA History SOL Review - Places
These are all of the places you will need to know for the SOL...
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First permanent English settlement in the New World.
Individuals from ____________ settled in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America, and often had violent conflicts with the American Indians.
Individuals from ____________ settled in Canada and did not lead to large-scale immigration, and generally had more cooperative relations with native peoples .
Colony founded by dissenters fleeing persecution by Puritans in Massachusetts.
Colony with a high Quaker population.
Colony with a high Jewish and Huguenot population.
Colony with a high number of Presbyterians.
Lexington and Concord
Place where the Revolutionary War started.
The Treaty of Alliance with ___________ played a major role in the colonial victory over England.
Location where the British surrendered to end the Revolutionary War.
The state that Patrick Henry, George Mason, George Washington, and James Madison were all from.
This area doubled the size of the United States in 1803.
The War of 1812 produced an American claim to ______________.
The War of 1812 increased American migration to __________, which was later acquired through a treaty with Spain.
Area where the Alamo was located that would later become an American territory and state.
Territory that entered the Union as free state through the Compromise of 1850.
Opening confrontation of the Civil War.
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued after the Battle of ____________.
The turning point of the Civil War.
Place where Lee surrendered to Grant, which brought an end to the Civil War.
After the Civil War, Frederick Douglass served as an ambassador to _______________.
Location in New York harbor where many immigrants entered the United States in the 19th century.
New York City
The first city to begin construction on a subway system.
The Open Door Policy called for all nations to have equal trading rights in ____________.
Dollar Diplomacy was William Howard Taft's policy with ______________.
Area in Latin America annexed by the United States after the Spanish American War.
A canal was built by the United States in ___________ after the United States encouraged that area to declare independence from Colombia.
Annexed by the United States after the the United States helped to overthrow the queen.
Area in the Pacific annexed by the United States after the Spanish American War.
___________'s policy of unrestricted submarine warfare led to American entry into World War I.
American cultural and economic ties to ____________ contributed to American entry into World War I.
The German invasion of ___________ in 1939 led to the start of World War II in Europe.
The Japanese attack at _______________ brought the United States into World War II.
German forces threatening to seize Egypt and the Suez Canal were defeated by the British at ___________________, prevented Hitler from gaining access to Middle Eastern oil supplies and attacking the Soviet Union from the south.
Hundreds of thousands of German soldiers were killed or captured in a months-long siege of the Russian city of _____________, prevented Germany from seizing the Soviet oil fields and turned the tide against Germany in the east.
American and Allied troops under Eisenhower landed in German-occupied France on June 6, 1944 (D-Day), which led to the liberation of western Europe from Hitler began.
The American victory in the Battle of __________ was a turning point in the War in the Pacific, allowing the United States to begin "island hopping" towards Japan.
Okinawa and Iwo Jima
American victories at _______________ and _____________ brought American forces close to the Japanese mainland and demonstrated how fiercely the Japanese would fight if the war war were to continue.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The two cities where the United States used the atomic bomb to force the Japanese to surrender.
American POWs suffered brutal treatment by the Japanese after surrender of the Philippines at ___________________.
Country divided after World War II with the Eastern part controlled by the Soviet Union and the western part becoming democratic and resuming self-government after a few years of American, British, and French occupation.
Country that adopted a democratic form of government, resumed self-government, and became a strong ally of the United States after World War II.
Country that was take over by communists led by Mao Tse-Tung in 1949, increased American fears of communist domination of most of the world.
American involvement in _______________ in the early 1950s reflected the American policy of containment of communism. The war ended in a stalemate and the spread of communism was stopped.
American involvement in ____________ during the 1950s-1970s reflected the American policy of containment of communism. The war became increasingly unpopular in the United States and resulted in the spread of communism.
Country taken over by Fidel Castro, the Bay of Pigs invasion, and where the Soviet Union stationed missiles leading to a showdown with the United States.
March here in 1963 demonstrated the power of nonviolent, mass protest.
President Clinton re-established full diplomatic relations with _________ in the 1990s.
Under President Clinton, the United States lifted economic sanctions against _____________ when its government ended the policy of apartheid
Country that collapsed under President H.W. Bush and where the United States participated as a part of NATO action under President Clinton.
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