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U.S. and Canada (Shaped by History)
someone who agrees to work for a certain amoutn of years in return for their freedom
large farm or estate
refuse to buy
America fighting for freedom from Britain
Declaration of Independence
document declaring the colonists free of Britain
a document creating the basic rules of goverment
Italian explorer who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492 and claimed the land he disovered for Spain.
First permanent English settlement in North America
Englishman and Quaker who founded the colony of Pennsylvania (1644-1718)
a colony in America founded in 1682 william Penn, who purchased land from the Native Americans
Wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence
Commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War
territory in western United States purchased from France in 1803 for $15 million
a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there
the change from making goods by hand to making them by machine
a person who wanted to end slavery in the United States
the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
War fought between the Union and the Confederacy
the period after the Civil War in the United States when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union
separate by race or religion
United States explorer and soldier who lead led an expedition from St. Louis to the Columbia River
United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the Columbia River
7th president of the US
16th President of the United States
the source of trained people from which workers can be hired
a center in an underprivileged area that provides community services
Provided free land to settlers who were willing to live on it and cultivate it
the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler
classless society in which all wealth is controlled by the people
A conflict that was between the US and the Soviet Union. The nations never directly confronted eachother on the battlefield but deadly threats went on for years.
civil rights movement
struggle for African American rights that were guaranteed in the Constitution.
photographer of the life and suffering in tenements
the founder of Hull House, which provided English lessons for immigrants, daycares, and child care classes
Franklin D. Roosevelt
THE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. ELECTED IN 1932
Harry S. Truman
Became president when FDR died; gave the order to drop the atomic bomb
Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil rights activist who wanted equality for everyone
one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth
Speaking two languages.
a prosperous and industrialized province in central Canada
the largest province of Canada
organized a revolt in Lower Canada; lost to Britain; his goal was to establish the region as a separate country
In Upper Canada, he lead the people against British Rule