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Northeast Region of the US (4th grade)

What is Niagara Falls
A natural wonder and has hydroelectricity for millions
What is the Appalachian Mountain
The oldest in North America and runs from Canada to Alabama
Name 3 small ranges
Green Mountains
White Mountains
Catskill Mountains
What do you know about he coastline of the Northeast
It ranges from rocky cliffs to sandy beaches
What are some resources of the Northeast?
Maple Syrup
It is grown in bogs
What is a bog?
Area of soft, wet, spongy ground
What is a mineral?
A material that was never alive and is found in the earth
Name 2 examples of a minerals found in the Northeast
This area is rich in fish and shellfish
The coast of the NE (Cheapeake Bay)
What is a "waterman"
A person who fishes along the bay area
What is a bay?
A part of a sea or lake that cuts into the coastline
What is an inlet
A narrow opening in the coastline and is usually smaller than a bay
These people lived in a society based on cooperation or working together to get things done
The Narragansett People
What was the leader or chief of a territory called?
A Sachem
Who was the English settler that made friends with the Narragansett people and bought some of their land
Roger Williams
What are "wigwams"?
The homes of Narragansett people
What is a confederacy?
A union of people (please check the SS book to make sure)
WHat was the first colony in North America?
Plymouth Massachusetts
What is a colony
A settlement of people who come from one country to live in another country
When was the Declaration of Independence written and signed ?
In 1176
When was the United States Constitution written?
In 1787
Who provided strong leadership in the writing of the Declaration of Independence
John Adams
Who played an important role in ??????
Benjamin Franklin
Who is the first president of the US?
George Washington
Who invented the telephone?
Alexander Graham Bell
Who introduced using steel in the US?
Andrew Carnegie
He is an important Scientist of the US
Albert Einstein
She is the first female Secretary of State
Madaleine Albright
He published a newspaper called "The Liberator"
William Lloyd Garrison
HE addressed an abolitionist meeting and told about their lives as slaves
Frederick Douglass
She convinced people to fight against slavery and created the Underground Railroad
Sojourner Truth
What is the 13th Amendment?
Slavery is no longer legal and can't be done in the US
They organized the first Women's RIghts Convention in the US
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott
What is the 19th Amendment?
Gave women the right to vote