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American History
Macon's Bill Number 2
What are War Hawks?
The War of 1812
The Hartfod Convention
which became law in the United States on May 14, 1810, was in…
A new Congress convened in 1811. Like the previous Congress,…
The War of 1812 was a military conflict, lasting for two and…
The Hartford Convention was a series of meetings from Decembe…
Macon's Bill Number 2
which became law in the United States on May 14, 1810, was in…
What are War Hawks?
A new Congress convened in 1811. Like the previous Congress,…
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Early American History-American Revolution
Triangular Trade/Colombian Exchange
Mercantilism
Proclamation of 1763
French and Indian War (1754-1763)
widespread exchange of animals, plants, culture, people (slav…
economic policy based on the idea that the American colonies…
British announced that the land won during the French & India…
Began over competing interest in the Ohio Valley; conflict be…
Triangular Trade/Colombian Exchange
widespread exchange of animals, plants, culture, people (slav…
Mercantilism
economic policy based on the idea that the American colonies…
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American History
Constitution
Declaration of Independence
Paul Revere
Benjamin Franklin
The supreme law of the land. Our founding document with 7 art…
The statement adopted by the Continental Congress meeting at…
an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a…
was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Frankli…
Constitution
The supreme law of the land. Our founding document with 7 art…
Declaration of Independence
The statement adopted by the Continental Congress meeting at…
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American History Unit 3
precedent
cabinet
national debt
bond
tradition
the president's group of advisors
the amount of money a national government owes to other gover…
a note issued by the government, which promises to pay off a…
precedent
tradition
cabinet
the president's group of advisors
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American History Chapter 25
Contract with America
Whitewater Affair
Apartheid
Economic Sanction
Pledge, made by Republican candidates in the 1994 election ca…
Charges that President Clinton had engaged in improper busine…
South Africa's systematic separation of the white and black r…
Trade restrictions and other economic measures intended to pu…
Contract with America
Pledge, made by Republican candidates in the 1994 election ca…
Whitewater Affair
Charges that President Clinton had engaged in improper busine…
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American History Unit 4
majority
plurality
spoils system
caucus
more than half
the largest single share of votes
replacing government employees with the winner's supporters
presidential candidates are chosen by Congress
majority
more than half
plurality
the largest single share of votes
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American History Chapter 5
Morrill Land Grant Act
Homestead Act
Reservation
Dawes Act
1862 law in which the federal government distributed millions…
1862 law that offered 160 acres of western land to settlers
Area that the federal government set aside for Native America…
1887 law that divided Native American land into private famil…
Morrill Land Grant Act
1862 law in which the federal government distributed millions…
Homestead Act
1862 law that offered 160 acres of western land to settlers
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American History Chapter 22
Silent Majority
Detente
Deficit Spending
Watergate Scandal
Term used by President Nixon to describe Americans who disapp…
A relaxation in political tensions between nations
Government spending of borrowed money
Scandal involving illegal activities that led ultimately to t…
Silent Majority
Term used by President Nixon to describe Americans who disapp…
Detente
A relaxation in political tensions between nations
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American History Chapter 21
Conscientious Objector
Pentagon Papers
Ho Chi Minh Trail
Saturation Bombing
Someone who opposes war on moral or religious grounds
Government study of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War,…
Supply route that carried troops and supplies from North Viet…
Dropping of a large concentration of bombs over a certain area
Conscientious Objector
Someone who opposes war on moral or religious grounds
Pentagon Papers
Government study of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War,…
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American History
mayflower compact
the fundamental order of connecticut
puritans
quakers
framework for the self-government of the plymouth colony sign…
americas first written constitution
english protestants who believed in strict religious discipli…
pacifists who opposed slavery and favored decent treatment of…
mayflower compact
framework for the self-government of the plymouth colony sign…
the fundamental order of connecticut
americas first written constitution
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Chapter 14 American History
Axis Powers
Appeasement
Allies
Lend Lease Act
Alliance of Germany, Italy, and Japan during World War II.
Accepting demands in order to avoid conflict
Great Britain, Soviet Union, US and other nations
1941 law that authorized the President to provide aid to any…
Axis Powers
Alliance of Germany, Italy, and Japan during World War II.
Appeasement
Accepting demands in order to avoid conflict
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American History Chapter 7
Ragtime
assimilate
Jim Crow
Lynching
Style of music consisting of melodies with shifting accents o…
Process by which people of one culture merge into and become…
System of laws that segregated public services by race, begin…
Illegal seizure and execution of a person by a mob
Ragtime
Style of music consisting of melodies with shifting accents o…
assimilate
Process by which people of one culture merge into and become…
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American History Midterm
Bill of Rights
Magna Carta
Slave Codes
Triangular Trade
A written list of freedoms that a government promises to prot…
Document signed by King John guaranteeing certain rights to t…
Group of laws that controlled every aspect of a slave's life
Trade route used by colonists.... Three stops... America, Eng…
Bill of Rights
A written list of freedoms that a government promises to prot…
Magna Carta
Document signed by King John guaranteeing certain rights to t…
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American History
Divided new territory into free areas…
Pilgrims signed this to govern the Col…
The most common theory on how people c…
First President of the United States.
Missouri Compromise
Mayflower Compact
Land Bridge Theory
George Washington
Divided new territory into free areas…
Missouri Compromise
Pilgrims signed this to govern the Col…
Mayflower Compact
American History / Chapter 9
Manifest Destiny
Squatters
John Deere
Cyrus McCormick
Idea that God had given the continent to Americans and wanted…
Pioneers who settled on lands that they did not own
Designed a plow with sharp-edged steel blades in 1837
Patented a mechanical reaper in 1834
Manifest Destiny
Idea that God had given the continent to Americans and wanted…
Squatters
Pioneers who settled on lands that they did not own
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American History Chapter 6
Gilded Age
Segregation
Alien
Tenement
1870s - 1890s; time period looked good on the outside, despit…
Forced separation
A noncitizen
A building in which several families rent rooms or apartments…
Gilded Age
1870s - 1890s; time period looked good on the outside, despit…
Segregation
Forced separation
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American History 1 Review
Hohokam
Artifacts
Conquistadores
Kino
Native Ameriacans who lived in the Southwest from about 300 B…
products of primitive culture
Spain... Spanish 'conqueror' or soldier in the New World. They w…
set up missions in Arizona
Hohokam
Native Ameriacans who lived in the Southwest from about 300 B…
Artifacts
products of primitive culture
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American History Study Guide
Plymouth Colony
boycotts
indentured servants
slave
A colony established by the English Pilgrims, or Separatists,…
refusal to buy or sell goods, The colonists in America Boycot…
People who could not afford passage to the colonies could bec…
A system of enforced servitude in which some people are owned…
Plymouth Colony
A colony established by the English Pilgrims, or Separatists,…
boycotts
refusal to buy or sell goods, The colonists in America Boycot…
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American History Chapter 24 Vocabulary
Televangelism
Supply Side Economics
Strategic Defense Initiative
AIDS
Use by religious organizations of television, especially for…
Theory that tax reductions will increase investment and there…
President Reagan's proposed defense system against soviet mis…
A virus that killed many people starting in the early 1980s.
Televangelism
Use by religious organizations of television, especially for…
Supply Side Economics
Theory that tax reductions will increase investment and there…
American History / Chapter 7
John C. Calhoun
Revenue Tariff
Protective Tariff
John Marshall
Republican that proposed the 2nd National Bank and sponsored…
A tax on goods that provides income for the federal government
A tax on goods to help domestic manufacturers by taxing impor…
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court whose rulings helped estab…
John C. Calhoun
Republican that proposed the 2nd National Bank and sponsored…
Revenue Tariff
A tax on goods that provides income for the federal government
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American History Native American Quiz
American Indians
Northwest American Indians
Great Plains American Indians
Southwest American Indians
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
Tribes that lived in the northwestern United States. They sur…
American Indian culture to be nomadic, centered around the Bu…
They lived where there was little rain. They grew beans and c…
American Indians
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
Northwest American Indians
Tribes that lived in the northwestern United States. They sur…
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American History chapter 7
Glided Age
Political machine
Graft
Tammany Hall
A period of cheating in politics
Behind the scenes control of government.
illegal use of political influence for their own wants.
Most famous political machine
Glided Age
A period of cheating in politics
Political machine
Behind the scenes control of government.
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Gilded Age (American History)
Gilded Age
Mark Twain
Push Factor
Pull Factor
Coined by Mark Twain, this was a period of time (1870-1900) w…
An American author famous for writing Huck Finn and Tom Sawye…
A bad thing about a place that would make a person either lea…
A good thing about a place that would make a person either wa…
Gilded Age
Coined by Mark Twain, this was a period of time (1870-1900) w…
Mark Twain
An American author famous for writing Huck Finn and Tom Sawye…
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American History - Chapter 2
Christopher Columbus
Ferdinand Magellan
Circumnavigate
The Columbian Exchange
Explorer who hoped to reach Asia by selling west from Spain,…
First explorer to circumnavigate the globe
travel around the earth
exchange of people, products and ideas between the Eastern an…
Christopher Columbus
Explorer who hoped to reach Asia by selling west from Spain,…
Ferdinand Magellan
First explorer to circumnavigate the globe
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American History Chapter 23 Vocabulary
Incumbent
Recession
Camp David Accords
Bicentennial
Person already in office
Period of slow business activity
1978 agreement between Israel and Egypt that made a peace tre…
200th Anniversary
Incumbent
Person already in office
Recession
Period of slow business activity
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American History II - Final Exam
Unit I: Reconstruction Era
Sharecropping
13th amendment
14th amendment
Rebuilding of the South after the Civil War
A system used on southern farms after the Civil War in which…
Ended Slavery
Slaves are citizens
Unit I: Reconstruction Era
Rebuilding of the South after the Civil War
Sharecropping
A system used on southern farms after the Civil War in which…
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American History: Government Unit
Executive Branch-Head
Legislative Branch-Head
Judicial Branch-Head
House of Representative-elected
President
Congress (House of Reps. and Senate)
Supreme Court
by state population
Executive Branch-Head
President
Legislative Branch-Head
Congress (House of Reps. and Senate)
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American History
The stamp acts
Battle of Lexington
Battle of Concord
Battle of bunker hill
1765: legal documents, wills, newspapers, certificates, playi…
1775: first shots of American war of independence fired here
After battle of Lexington. Americans win, British troops retr…
After battle of Concord. British win but suffer many casualti…
The stamp acts
1765: legal documents, wills, newspapers, certificates, playi…
Battle of Lexington
1775: first shots of American war of independence fired here
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American History
Amendment
Characteristic
Conservative
Constitution
To add
A trait
To be more cautious or careful
A written plan of government
Amendment
To add
Characteristic
A trait
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American History: Chapter 26 Terms
Alger Hiss
Atlantic Charter
Containment
Douglas MacArthur
A former State Department official who was accused of being a…
1941-Pledge signed by US president FDR and British prime mini…
American policy of resisting further expansion of communism a…
(1880-1964), U.S. general. Commander of U.S. (later Allied) f…
Alger Hiss
A former State Department official who was accused of being a…
Atlantic Charter
1941-Pledge signed by US president FDR and British prime mini…
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American History-Unit 2 Colonization
Blockhouse
Governor
Plantation
General Assembly
Building used for protection from attack: fort
Person chosen to lead a group of people within a given area,…
A large farm that grows huge amounts of a certain crop.
Group that makes laws for a larger group.
Blockhouse
Building used for protection from attack: fort
Governor
Person chosen to lead a group of people within a given area,…
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American History
anticipated
infatuated
enthralled
devoted
Look forward to
foolishly in love
fascinated; enchanted; captivated
Loyal and faithful
anticipated
Look forward to
infatuated
foolishly in love
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American History
emancipation
Confederacy
spies
invaded
the act of freeing slaves
the states that left the Union
people who find out or carry secret information in wartime
led an army into a land to take it over
emancipation
the act of freeing slaves
Confederacy
the states that left the Union
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American History - Chapter 7
Doubts
Water
Loyalists
Swamp Fox
Washington had personal ____about taking command of the Conti…
Molly Pitcher is famous for bringing this to the troops.
AKA Tories.
Francis Marion's cool nickname.
Doubts
Washington had personal ____about taking command of the Conti…
Water
Molly Pitcher is famous for bringing this to the troops.
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American History
Imperialism
Annexation
most-favored nation
banana republic
A policy by which stronger nations attempt to create empires…
Addition of a new territory to an existing country.
Trade status granting a nation the same trading privileges as…
A Central American country in the early 1900s that depended u…
Imperialism
A policy by which stronger nations attempt to create empires…
Annexation
Addition of a new territory to an existing country.
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American History!
ALL TOPICS FOR American History post 1…
Westward Expansion
The Louisiana Purchase and the Steambo…
Louisiana Purchase 1803
The Louisiana Purchase and the Steam boat/ War of 1812/ Misso…
The Louisiana Purchase and the Steamboat
...
15 million; Thomas Jefferson (preseident) sent delegates to n…
ALL TOPICS FOR American History post 1…
The Louisiana Purchase and the Steam boat/ War of 1812/ Misso…
Westward Expansion
The Louisiana Purchase and the Steamboat
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american history
the seven continents are...
The four oceans are...
longitude lines run ______ to _______…
latitude lines run ____ to _____ but m…
North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, antarc…
Pacific, Arctic, Indian, and Atlantic
north to south
West to East
the seven continents are...
North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, antarc…
The four oceans are...
Pacific, Arctic, Indian, and Atlantic
Important Events in American History
1607 Jamestown founded
1620 Mayflower Compact
1675-1676 King's Philips War
1676 Bacon's Rebellion
First Permanent English Settlement in the Americas
Helps establish idea of self-government and majority rule
War between New England colonist and Native Americans allow s…
Earliest rebellion of colonist against English colonial control
1607 Jamestown founded
First Permanent English Settlement in the Americas
1620 Mayflower Compact
Helps establish idea of self-government and majority rule
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Figures in African American History
Medgar Evers
Toni Morrison
Ida B. Wells
John Mitchell Jr.
(1925-1963) Director of the NAACP in Mississippi. He helped i…
(b. 1931) African American writer who won the Nobel Prize in…
(1862-1931) Journalist who spoke out against segregation and…
(b. 1951) Along with Wilbur Jackson, was the first African Am…
Medgar Evers
(1925-1963) Director of the NAACP in Mississippi. He helped i…
Toni Morrison
(b. 1931) African American writer who won the Nobel Prize in…
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American History
After the fall of the Roman Empire, th…
During the Renaissance, travel, explor…
In the years after 1400, many people w…
After 1400, as Portuguese traders move…
a. Ireland... b. The Church of England... c. Spain... d. Iceland
a. the compass and the astrolabe... b. the caravel... c. all of the…
a. spices... b. wheat... c. salt... d. potatoes
a. improved ships... b. slaves... c. compasses... d. potatoes
After the fall of the Roman Empire, th…
a. Ireland... b. The Church of England... c. Spain... d. Iceland
During the Renaissance, travel, explor…
a. the compass and the astrolabe... b. the caravel... c. all of the…
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American History
topic
arsenal
martyr
regulate
subject of discussion
a place to store weapons
a person who dies for a cause
to control
topic
subject of discussion
arsenal
a place to store weapons
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American History
profound
discreet
infatuated
vigilant
significant; deep; intense
showing good judgment; cautious
in love or attracted in a foolish way
careful and looking out for trouble
profound
significant; deep; intense
discreet
showing good judgment; cautious
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American History I chapter 4
Stamp Act
Samuel Adams
Townshend Acts
Boston Massacre
1765 law passed by Parliament that required colonists to buy…
Boston Patriot and one leader of the Sons of Liberty
1767 law passed by Parliament which taxed imports into the co…
Event in Boston in 1770 in which five colonists were killed b…
Stamp Act
1765 law passed by Parliament that required colonists to buy…
Samuel Adams
Boston Patriot and one leader of the Sons of Liberty
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American History
Declassified
Retaliation
Hysteria
Containment
Removal of top secret classification for a document.
An action in return for another offense.
A state of excessive panic or fear.
Efforts to stop the expansion of a hostile power or ideology.
Declassified
Removal of top secret classification for a document.
Retaliation
An action in return for another offense.
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American History
Abolitionist Movement
Albany Congress (1754)
Alien & Sedition Acts
American Colonization Society
Movement dedicated to the abolition of slavery that existed p…
Meeting of representatives of seven colonies to coordinate th…
Proposed and supported by John Adams, gave the president the…
Formed in 1817, stated that the best way to end the slavery p…
Abolitionist Movement
Movement dedicated to the abolition of slavery that existed p…
Albany Congress (1754)
Meeting of representatives of seven colonies to coordinate th…
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American history II - chapter 25
Women's Auxiliary Army Corps
Manhattan Project
rationing
Dwight D. Eisenhower
women volunteers who served the U.S. army in non-combat roles
code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942…
A limited portion or allowance of food or goods; limitation o…
American leader of the Allied forces in Europe during WW2--le…
Women's Auxiliary Army Corps
women volunteers who served the U.S. army in non-combat roles
Manhattan Project
code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942…
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American History 1 - Unit 2: The American Revolution
French and Indian War
Stamp Act
Boston Massacre
Boston Tea Party
War between the British and French in North America. The Brit…
A British tax enacted to raise money by placing a special sta…
A fight between British soldiers and the people of Boston. Th…
A demonstration where the citizens of Boston, disguised thems…
French and Indian War
War between the British and French in North America. The Brit…
Stamp Act
A British tax enacted to raise money by placing a special sta…
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American history II - Chapter 22
Dow Jones Industrial Average
buying on margin
Black Tuesday
Great Depression
A stock index based on the prices of the stocks of 30 large,…
Purchasing stock with a little money down with the promise of…
October 29, 1929; date of the worst stock-market crash in Ame…
Time of worldwide economic hardship 1929-1941
Dow Jones Industrial Average
A stock index based on the prices of the stocks of 30 large,…
buying on margin
Purchasing stock with a little money down with the promise of…
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American history II - chapter 21
prohibition
speakeasy
bootlegger
fundamentalism
..., the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic…
A place where alcoholic drinks were sold and consumed illegal…
Smugglers of illegal alcohol during the Prohibition era
Anti-modernist Protestant movement started in the early twent…
prohibition
..., the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic…
speakeasy
A place where alcoholic drinks were sold and consumed illegal…
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American history I - Chapter 8
Second Great Awakening
Charles Grandison Finney
Ralph Waldo Emerson
transcendentalism
A 19th century religious movement in which individual respons…
An evangelist who was one of the greatest preachers of all ti…
American transcendentalist who was against slavery and stress…
A philosophical and literary movement of the 1800s which emph…
Second Great Awakening
A 19th century religious movement in which individual respons…
Charles Grandison Finney
An evangelist who was one of the greatest preachers of all ti…
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