Unit 6: History (Important Words)

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battleThere was a big _________ between the North and South at Gettysburg during the Civil War. = a fight between two armies, ships, etc, especially one that is part of a larger warempireThe British ________ was very powerful in the 1700s. = a group of countries that are all controlled by one ruler or governmentdecadeThe 1960s were a very turbulent ________. = a period of 10 years (Note: turbulent = a situation or period of time is one in which there are a lot of sudden changes)defeatedThe British army was _______ at Yorktown in the Revolutionary War in 1781. = to lose a battle or fightdestroyedThe San Francisco earthquake in 1906 _______ much of the city. = to damage something so badly that it no longer exists or cannot be useddepressionThere was a big economic ________ in the 1930's. = a long period during which there is very little business activity and a lot of people do not have jobsexpandedThe U.S. ________ toward the west in the 1800s. = to become larger in size, number, or amountroutesThere were many trade __________ between Europe and the New World. = a way from one place to anotherregimeThe Khmer Rouge was a brutal ________ in Cambodia that killed millions of people in the 1970s. = a government, especially one that was not elected fairly and treats its citizens in a bad way.declaredThe U.S. __________ independence from England in 1776. = to officially and publicly say something exists or is trueperiodThe _______ between 1920 and 1933 is known as Prohibition and alcohol was illegal. = a length of timesettlersThe first ________ in North America landed in Jamestown, Virginia in 1607. = someone who goes to live in a country or area where not many people like them have lived before; similar to immigrantcoloniesBefore the U.S. became independent in 1776, it was 13 British _________. = a country or area that is under the political control of a more powerful country, usually one that is far awaymigratedThe first Americans _________ from Asia about 30,000 years ago. = when large numbers of people go to live in another areafactorsThere were several _______ that led to the increase in immigration in the 1800s in the U.S. = things that influence or cause a situationstruggledRecent immigrants _________ to get enough money to survive. = to try extremely hard to achieve something, even though it is very difficultrightWomen got the ________ to vote in the U.S. in 1920. = something that you are morally, legally, or officially allowed to do or havelabor unions___________ formed in the late 1800s to fight for workers' rights and better pay. (2 words) = an organization that represents workers especially in meetings with employers