Truhett 50 Facts

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  1. European armies tried to take Holy Lands from Muslims
    the Crusades
  2. rebirth of art and literature which began in Italy
    the Renaissance
  3. Martin Luther began this revolt against the Catholic Church
    The Protestant Reformation
  4. Plants animals, and diseases were transferred beteen Europe and the Americas
    The Columbian Echange
  5. Christopher Columbus arrived in the "New World" in
  6. Spanish soliders who came to the Americas serching for treasure
  7. The oldes permanent European settlement in the U.S.
    St. Augustine
  8. Ghe oldest permanent English settlement in the U.S.
  9. The first elected legislture in the English colonies
    Virgina House of Burgesses
  10. Who won the French and Indian War
    The British
  11. limited the King of England's power in 1215
    Magna Carta
  12. Wrote about natural rights (including right to rebel)
    John Locke
  13. Wrote the Social Contract
    Jean Jacques Rousseau
  14. Huge American revival during the 1700s
    The Great Awakening
  15. What did George Washngton warn against in his Farewell Address
    political parties and foreign alliances
  16. The Supreme Court can cancel laws that they believe are unconstitutional
    Judicial review
  17. When was the declaration of Independence was signed
    July 4, 1776
  18. Key phrases "all men are created equal" + "life liberty, and the pursuit of happiness"
    Dec. of Independence
  19. When was the Constitution written
  20. "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union..."
    Preamble to Constitution
  21. 3 branches of U.S government
    Legislative, executive, judicial
  22. 5 rights protected by 1st amendment
    religion, speech, press, assembly, petition
  23. 2nd Amendment
    Right to bear arms
  24. 4th Amendment
    Protects against "unreasonable" searches
  25. 5th Amendment
    due process and right to remain silent
  26. 8th Amendment
    no "cruel and unusual punishments"
  27. abolished slavery in 1865
    13th Amendment
  28. guaranteed rights of citizenship to black Americans
    14th Amendment
  29. right to vote can't be denied based on race
    15th Amendment
  30. women got the right to vote
    19th Amendment
  31. African American slain at the Boston Massacre
    Crispus Attucks
  32. led the Sons of Liberty at the Boston Tea Party
    Samuel Adams
  33. 2nd Continental Congress chose him to lead the Continental Army
    George Washington
  34. first shots of the American Revolution
    Lexington and Concord
  35. Colonial victory that convinced French to join us
    Battle of Saratoga
  36. G.B. recongnized U.S. independence and gave us all land east of the MS River
    Treaty of Paris, 1783
  37. plan for adding states north of Ohio River (didn't allow slaves there)
    Northwes Ordinance, 1787
  38. Doubled the size of the U.S. in 1803
    Louisiana Purchase
  39. Forbade new slave states north of 36 30' (in 1820)
    Missouri Compromise
  40. the idea that the U.S. would spread from coast to coast
    Manifest Destiny
  41. warned European against starting new American colonies
    Monroe Doctrine
  42. the forced removal of Native Americans from the Southeast
    Trail of Tears
  43. people who demanded an immediate end of slavery
  44. wrote anti-slavey novel called Uncle Toms Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
  45. runaway slave, great abolitionist speaker and writer
    Frederick Douglass
  46. first women's rights convention in U.S, history (1848)
    Seneca Falls convention
  47. Andrew Jackson led defeat of British days after a treaty ended the War of 1812
    Battle of New Orleans
  48. poet who wrote Leaves of Grass
    Walt Whitman
  49. Made CA a free state tougher Fugitive Slave Law ended slave trade in DC
    Compromise of 1850
  50. When was the Civil War?
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