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The American patriot who said, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."

Nathan Hale

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The document that is the plan for government that the United States still follows today.

Constitution

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In a fiery speech this young Virginian said, "Give me liberty or give me death."

Patrick Henry

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This Virginian had a reputation for being both brave and wise.

George Washington

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The first written agreement of self-government in America was this.

Mayflower Compact

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The first person to sign the Declaration of Independence

John Hancock

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This American patriot said, "I have not yet begun to fight. "

John Paul Jones

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People who wanted America to be free from Britain's rule were called this

Patriots

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He was the first modern explorer to reach the mainland of North America

John Cabot

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This Massachusetts patriot Road from Boston to warn the colonists at Lexington that the British were coming

Paul Revere

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Washington's victory here lead to the surrender of Cornwallis and the entire British army

Yorktown

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Washington and his men spent a harsh winter battling hunger and cold temperatures at this place

Valley Forge

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The agreement signed by England giving the colonies their freedoms

Treaty of Paris

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He was the first modern explorer to discover the New World

Christopher Columbus

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Famous Shoshone who guided Louis and Clark on their expedition

Sacagewea

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Two main weaknesses of the articles of Confederation

Government could not collect taxes There was no power to settle arguments

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He is given credit for doing the most work at the Constitutional convention

James Madison

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Name the two houses of Congress

The Senate and the House of Representatives

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The lady who is said to have stitched the first United States flag

Betsy Ross

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Washington thanked the American people and urged them to be responsible citizens in the speech when he finished his term as President.

His farewell address

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The act that passed in 1647 establishing the first public schools in America

Ole' Deluder Satan act

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People who wanted to separate from the church of England

Separatists

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The Indians who were invited to the first Thanksgiving

Wampanoag

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The most important animal to the Indians of the plains

Bison

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This tribe's name means "southerner"

Shawnee

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This religious group's actual name was the Society of Friends

Quakers

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The Indians that were famous for their weaving of rugs

Navajo

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Indians that were known for their burial mounds

Hopewell

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Indians that lived in longhouses

Iroquois

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Indians that kept a pictorial chronicle of the history and traditions of North America

Delaware

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Count von Zinzerdorf was the leader of this group active in missionary work

Moravians

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The largest tribe in the United States today

Cherokee

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Joseph Brant translated portions of Scripture into this language

Mohawk

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The highest waterfall in North America

Yosemite Falls

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The most prominent landform in eastern North America

The Appalachian Mountains

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Canada's highest peak

Mount Logan

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The world's largest inland seaway

St. Lawrence seaway

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The largest freshwater lake in the world

Lake Superior

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The largest river in the United States

Mississippi River

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The deepest lake in the United States

Crater Lake

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Find these locations

Mount Whitney
Mount Elbert
Mount Mitchell
Labrador Peninsula
Yucatan Peninsula
Sierra Madre Occidental
Hudson Bay
Rio Grande
Atacama Desert
Gulf of Mexico
Amazon River
Gulf of Tehuantepec
Gulf of Panama

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Explain how Canada has two official languages

Explorers from both England and France claimed land in Canada for their country. Conflict arose between the English and the French over who owned the land. They fought the French and Indian war, which finally ended with an English victory. Although England gained control of the land, she allowed the French to keep their own language and religion