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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
Centuries of U.S.A.
Terms in this set (24)
1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
3rd President of the United States 1801-1809. Author of Declaration of Independence
The seventh President of the United States (1829-1837), who as a general in the War of 1812 defeated the British at New Orleans (1815).
16th President of the United States saved the Union during the Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1861-1865)
26th President. Fought in Spanish-American War. Conservationist and increased size of Navy. Responsible for Panama Canal. (1901-1909)
31st President. Served during Great Depression and stock market crash (1929-1933)
28th president of the United States, known for World War I leadership (1913-1921)
Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd President of the US during Great Depression and World War II (1933-1945)
Became 33rd President when FDR died; gave the order to drop the atomic bomb (1945-1953)
John F. Kennedy
President of the US during the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. (1961-1963)
37th President who supported replacing U.S. troops with Vietnamese. Became first and only president to resign as a result of the Watergate scandal. (1968-1972)
40th President. Known as the Great Communicator with conservative economic policies. This former governor from California and movie star survived an assassination attempt while in office. (1981-1989)
George W. Bush
43rd president of the US who began a campaign toward energy self-sufficiency and against terrorism in 2001. (2001-2009)
44th President. The first African-American president of the US, health care bill; Known for the Affordable Care Act. (2009-2017)
45th President. This businessman entered into the political arena from the business world. (2017-current)
French and Indian War
(1754-1763) War fought in the colonies between the English and the French for possession of the Ohio Valley area. The English won.
1775-1783 American War of Independence between 13 colonies and Great Britain.
War of 1812
A war (1812-1814) between the United States and England which was trying to interfere with American trade with France.
A war between the States, where southern states seceded from the Union (1861-1865)
A conflict between the United States and Spain, in which the U.S. supported the Cubans' fight for independence (1898)
World War I
A war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, U.S.) and the central powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918.
World War II
War fought between the Allies and the Axis, involving most countries in the world. (1939-1945)
The conflict between Communist North Korea and Non-Communist South Korea. (1950-1953) Peace Treaty never signed.
A prolonged war between the communist armies of North Vietnam and the non-communist armies of South Vietnam. (1954-1975)
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