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The first permanent English settlement in the New World.
Jamestown
Occurring in March 1770, this episode of violence left 5 colonists dead and 6 wounded and sparked anti-British sentiment throughout the American colonies.
Boston Massacre
The French philosopher who presented the idea of three branches of government, separation of powers, and checks and balances.
Montesquieu
The system of government in which power is shared between a national government and several state governments.
Federalism or federal system
Famous American who said, "Give me liberty or give me death."
Patrick Henry
The battle described as the turning point of the American Revolution.
Saratoga
The last major battle of the American Revolution.
Yorktown
American foreign policy handed down in 1832 that warned Europe against future colonization in the Western hemisphere.
Monroe Doctrine
This famous meeting in 1848 called for women to demand greater equality and opportunity in the U.S.
Seneca Falls Convention
Black woman attributed with helping runaway slaves reach freedom via the Underground Railroad.
Harriet Tubman
This man led a massacre at Pottawatomie Creek and led a raid on a federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry.
John Brown
This battle is described as the bloodiest single day of the American Civil War.
Antietam
This 19th century technological invention led to rapid settlement of the western territories in the U.S.
railroad
This movevment in the early 20th century promoted change in government, business, and social welfare.
Progressive
Which amendments to the U.S. Constitution are referred to as the "Progressive Amendments" and what did each do?
16-income tax
17-direct election of senators
18-prohibition of alcohol