Flashcards in American History Deck (30):
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
Why did the colonists fight the British?
Because of high taxes with no representation, the British army stayed in their houses and because they didn't have self-government.
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4 1776
There were 13 original states, name three.
Virginia, New York, New Hampshire
What happened at the constitutional convention?
The Founding Fathers wrote the constitution.
When was the constitution written?
The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the constitution. Name one of the writers.
What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
Started the first free libraries
Who is the "Father of Our Country"?
Who was the first president?
What territory did the US buy from France in 1803?
The Louisiana Territory
Name one war fought by the US in the 1800s?
Name the US war between the North and the South.
The civil war
Name one problem that led to the civil war?
What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?
Freed the slaves.
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
Freed the slaves
What did Susan B Anthony do?
Fought for women's rights, fought for civil rights
Name one war fought by the US in the 1900s.
World War II
Who was president during World War I?
Who was president during the Great Depression and World War II?
Who did the US fight in World War II?
Germany, Japan and Italy
Before he was a president Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?
World War II
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?
What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
Civil rights movement
What did Martin Luther King Jr. do?
Fought for civil rights and worked for equality for all Americans
What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?
Terrorists attacked the United States
Name one American Indian tribe in the United States