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1st President of the United States

Who is George Washington?
100

"Cash crop" grown in the south which required a lot of manual labor provided by slaves.

What is cotton?

100

Direction settlers travelled to expand the United States from its original 13 colonies along the Atlantic coast.

What is west?

100

Ocean on the east coast of the US where the original 13 colonies were located

What is the Atlantic Ocean?

100

First organization of government that lasted 10 years before being replaced by the Constitution still in use today.

What are the Articles of Confederation?

100

President Jefferson purchased this large area of land from France which doubled the size of the US.  He also sent Lewis and Clark to explore and map the land.

What was the Louisiana Purchase?

200

Main author of the Declaration of Independence and 3rd US President

Who was Thomas Jefferson?

200

People against slavery and who worked to outlaw its existence and helped slaves escape to freedom in the north.

Who are abolitionists? 

200

Western state where gold was discovered in 1849 that led to its population expanding and being admitted to the union as a free state in 1850

What is California?

200

Ocean on the west coast of the US where present day California, Washington, and Oregon are located

What is the Pacific Ocean?

200

Branch of government that MAKES laws... consisting of the House and the Senate?

What is the legislative branch?

200

Groups of people who have similar ideas about government.  Federalists and Democratic-Republicans were the first two in the US.

What are political parties?

300

Wrote the Star Spangled Banner during the War of 1812

Who was Francis Scott Key?

300

Novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe that described the lives of a slave family and increased the publics desire to outlaw slavery

What is Uncle Tom's Cabin?

300

Idea the US was destined to control all the lands "from sea to shining sea?"

What is Manifest Destiny?

300

Name of the 5 large freshwater lakes located in northern US and bordered by Canada

What are the Great Lakes?

300

Branch of government headed by the Supreme Court which INTERPRETS laws

What is the judicial branch?

300

Idea that states can ignore federal laws and not follow them.  This occurred when South Carolina refused to pay tariffs in 1828

What was nullification?

400

"Conductor" of the Underground Railroad and scheduled to be printed on the $20 bill

Who was Harriet Tubman?

400

Slave who escaped to freedom in the north and went on to give speeches against slavery and publish a newspaper, The North Star.

Who was Frederick Douglass?

400

Missouri Compromise of 1820 admitted Missouri to the union as a slave state in exchange for this state, created out of Massachusetts, being admitted as a free state.

What was Maine?

400

Large mountain range in the eastern US. First large mountains white settlers had to cross

What are the Appalachian Mountains?

400

First 10 amendments to the Constitution that spell out the rights of citizens such as free speech, right to bear arms, etc...

What are the Bill of Rights?

400

Main cause of the War of 1812 when the British navy captured American sailors and forced them into military service for Britain in their war against France. 

What was impressment?

500

Served in the American Revolution and 1st Treasury Secretary (famous musical named for him)

Who was Alexander Hamilton?

500

Radical abolitionist who tried to ignite slaves revolts and killed people who were slave owners.  Harper's Ferry was one such incident.

Who was John Brown?

500

State that is now the second largest by size and was obtained by annexing it from Mexico when citizens declared their independence.

What is Texas?

500

Large mountain range in the western US where pioneers had to cross to reach the Pacific Ocean

What are the Rocky Mountains?

500

Branch of government headed by the President and Cabinet that EXECUTES or puts laws into place

What is the Executive Branch?

500

War of 1812 hero of the Battle of New Orleans who went on to become the 7th president of the US.  His Indian removal policy resulted in the Trail of Tears.

Who was Andrew Jackson?

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