CC Cycle 3 History Foundations
Classical Conversations Foundations Cycle 3 History [American] - with Memory Masters Prompts
Terms in this set (24)
Tell me about Columbus
In 1492, Columbus made the first of four trips to the Caribbean on three Spanish ships named the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
Tell me about the Pilgrims
In 1620, the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England signed the Mayflower Compact before landing in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Tell me about Boston Tea Party
In 1773, colonists dressed as Mohawks dumped tea from the British East India Comany into Boston Harbor.
Tell me about the Declaration of Independence
In 1776, the Continental Congress published The Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, announcing the colonists' intent to form a new nation.
Tell me about George Washington
In 1789, in New York, George Washington was granted the full powers and responsibilities of the presidency by the U.S. Constitution.
Tell me about purchase of Louisiana
In 1803, the purchase of Louisiana from France prompted westward exploration by pioneers such as Lewis and Clark and Congressman Davy Crockett.
Tell me about the War of 1812
The War of 1812 gave confidence to the U.S. to write the Monroe Doctrine, warning Europeans not to attempt to colonize the Americas.
Tell me about Henry Clay
In 1820, Henry Clay worked out the Missouri Compromise allowing Missouri to enter the Union as slave state and Maine as a free state.
Tell me about the Compromise of 1850
The Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act, and the Dred Scott Decision preceded the secession of the southern states.
Tell me about Polk
In 1853, after the Mexican War and the Gadsden Purchase, Polk's doctrine of Manifest Destiny was realized.
Tell me about Abraham Lincoln
In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln went to war with the southern states, which had seceded from the Union.
Tell me about General Robert E. Lee
In 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.
Tell me about the 14th Amendment
In 1866, the 14th Amendment made all former slaves U.S. citizens and paved the way for Civil Rights Movement.
Tell me about tycoons like Vanderbilt
During the late1800's, tycoons like Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Swift fueled the nation's Industrial Age by developing American resources.
Tell me about Theodore Roosevelt
In 1898, Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders defeated the Spanish at the Battle of San Juan Hill while trying to help the Cubans win their independence.
Tell me about immigrants coming to America
From 1820 to1930, more than 37 million immigrants came to America seeking freedom and the opportunity to increase their personal wealth.
Tell me about President Wilson
In 1917, President Wilson asked Congress to declare war on the Central Powers two years after German U-Boats sank the Lusitania, killing American citizens.
Tell me about Pearl Harbor
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, causing the U.S. to join the Allies in World War II.
Tell me about NATO
In 1949, the U.S. and its allies formed NATO to resist the spread of Soviet communism.
Tell me about Brown v. Board of Education
In 1954, in Brown vs. Board of Education, the US Supreme Court ruled that the segregation of public schools by race is unconstitutional.
Tell me about U.S. astronauts
In 1969, US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edward Aldrin were the first men to walk on the moon.
Tell me about September 11th, 2001
On September 11,2001 the World Trade Center in New York City was destroyed by Muslim fundamentalists, beginning America's War on Terrorism.
Preamble of the US Constitution
We, the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice and insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense and promote the General Welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Bill of Rights
2. Own Guns
3. Quartering Soldiers
5. Cannot Testify Against Self
6. Right to a Speedy Trial
7. Right to a Jury
8. Cruel, Unusual Punishment
9. People's Rights
10. State's Rights
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