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U.S. History

Colonial History

First permanent settlement, 1565............................................. St. Augustine
First English colony, 1588..................................................... Roanoke Island
Virginia colony, 1607.................................................................. Jamestown
Massachusetts colony, 1620........................................................... Plymouth
First Pilgrim at Plymouth Rock...................................................... John Alden
First governor of Plymouth, died during first winter......................... John Carver
Plymouth governor elected 30 times...................................... William Bradford
Pilgrim known as “Little Shrimp”............................................... Miles Standish
First legislature in Virginia, 1619.......................................House of Burgesses
Dutch settlement, 1624....................................................... New Netherlands
New York City’s original name............................................... New Amsterdam
Boston to New York road established in 1672........................ Boston Post Road
Virginia rebellion, 1676....................................................... Bacon’s Rebellion
Colonial capital of Virginia......................................................... Williamsburg
Virginia namesake.................................. Queen Elizabeth I (The Virgin Queen)
Man who claimed Virginia for England...................................Sir Walter Raleigh
He purchased Manhattan from the Indians.................................... Peter Minuit
Providence and Rhode Island founder...................................... Roger Williams
Dutch governor of New Netherlands...................................... Peter Stuyvesant
Maryland founder....................................Cecil Calvert (second Lord Baltimore)
Georgia founder............................................................... James Oglethorpe
Fort Orange location......................................................................... Albany
Philadelphia founder................................................................ William Penn
Colonial silversmith and engraver................................................ Paul Revere
Puritan husband of Maria Cotton............................................ Increase Mather
Increase Mather’s son............................................................. Cotton Mather
He married Pocahontas................................................................ John Rolfe
Pocahontas’ father....................................................................... Powhatan
Man Pocahontas saved................................................................ John Smith
Detroit founder................................................................... Antoine Cadillac
Boston Tea Party organizer.................................................... Samuel Adams
Colonial seamstress................................................................... Betsy Ross
Boston hall, “The Cradle of Liberty”............................................. Faneuil Hall
Pre-Revolutionary War patriotic societies................................. Sons of Liberty
New England religious revival, 1730-50................................. Great Awakening
Father of the Great Awakening........................................... Jonathan Edwards
Act passed by British Parliament in 1763........................................ Stamp Act
Street clash that killed five colonists in 1770......................... Boston Massacre
Dumping of British tea into Boston Harbor in 1773................. Boston Tea Party
British legislation reacting to Boston Tea Party....................... Intolerable Acts
Colonial legislature established in 1774................... First Continental Congress
Kentucky frontiersman, 1775.................................................... Daniel Boone

American History:

First constitution, Nov. 15, 1777 ............................. Articles of Confederation
First president under the Articles of Confederation...................... John Hanson
Body representing the colonies, 1774-89........................ Continental Congress
Continental Congress president, 1775-77.................................. John Hancock
Continental Congress last president.......................................... Cyrus Griffin
Party of the first two presidents........................................... Federalist Party
Roadway across Appalachians........................................... Cumberland Road
Designer of the American flag.............................................. Francis Hopkins
U.S. capital from 1775-83........................................................ Philadelphia
U.S. capital, 1783...................................................................... Annapolis
U.S. capital from 1789-90...................................................... New York City
Massachusetts farmers rebellion of 1786.............................. Shays’ Rebellion
Document established in 1787........................................... U.S. Constitution
Hamilton’s 1790 report.............................................. Report on public credit
He founded the Bank of America, 1791............................ Alexander Hamilton
First Secretary of War................................................ John Knox (Fort Knox)
First Secretary of Treasury............................................. Alexander Hamilton
Hamilton’s 85 essays....................................................... Federalist papers
Duelist who shot Alexander Hamilton...........................................Aaron Burr
Eli Whitney’s invention, 1791......................................................Cotton gin
Liquor tax rebellion of 1794 ............................................ Whiskey Rebellion
Diplomatic incident with France in 1797........................................ XYZ affair
American frigate launched in Boston, 1797 ....USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)
U.S. land purchase of 1803.......................... Louisiana Purchase ($15 Million)
Case declared unconstitutional, 1803............................ Marbery vs. Madison
He burned the Philadelphia in Tripoli harbor, 1804..................................... ..................................................................Stephen Decatur (Decatur, IL)
“The Pathfinder,” governor of the Arizona Territory............... John C. Fremont
Explorers of northern Louisiana Purchase................................................... ...........................................................Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
William Clark’s frontiersman brother............................. George Rogers Clark
Explorer of southern Louisiana Purchase ............... Zebulon Pike (Pike’s Peak)
Winner of the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813........................ Oliver Hazard Perry
Fort bombed by British in 1814............................................... Fort McHenry
Man who wrote Star Spangled Banner in 1814..................... Francis Scott Key
Man who captured New Orleans in 1815............................... Andrew Jackson
Pirate who aided in Battle of New Orleans................................. Jean Lafitte
1815 treaty that officially ended the War of 1812..................................... ........................................................................Treaty of Ghent (Belgium)
“The Great Compromiser;” negotiated the Treaty of Ghent ............ Henry Clay
Territory in the Ohio Valley and northward....................... Northwest Territory
States fighting in the Toledo War.................................... Ohio and Michigan
Party established by Henry Clay & Daniel Webster.............................. Whigs
1820 compromise over slavery dispute.......................... Missouri Compromise
Doctrine warning Europe not to interfere in Western Hemisphere, 1823......... ......................................................................................Monroe Doctrine
Man-made waterway, 1825......................................................... Erie Canal
He led unsuccessful slave rebellion, 1831.................................... Nat Turner
It rang for the last time in 1835................................................ Liberty Bell
San Antonio shrine......................................................................... Alamo
Commander at the Alamo, 1836............................................ William Travis
Tennessee frontiersman killed at Alamo................................. Davy Crockett
Knife inventor killed at Alamo..................................................... Jim Bowie
Northwest land dispute motto, 1844.................................... “54-40 or fight”
“Old Fuss and Feathers;” captured Mexico City in 1847............. Winfield Scott
Treaty that ended Mexican-American War..........Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo
Langtree, Texas “Law west of the Pecos”............................. Judge Roy Bean
Short-lived U.S. state in western Tennessee................................... Franklin
Birthplace of the Conestoga wagon........................................ Lancaster, PA
Settlers trapped in Sierra Madres, 1846-47............................... Donner party
Site where gold was discovered in 1848.................................... Sutter’s Mill
First U.S. steamship commander, negotiated trading treaty with Japan, 1853..         
...................................................................... Commodore Matthew Perry
Territory bought from Mexico, 1853.................................. Gadsden Purchase
1854 act that nullified Missouri Compromise................. Kansas-Nebraska Act
Women’s Christian Temperance Union party........................ Prohibition Party
“Paper note party”.................................................................. Greenbacks
“Ignorant party”.................................................................Know Nothings
Harriet Beecher Stowe’s preacher brother........................Henry Ward Beecher
Supreme Court decision,1857 ....................................... Dred Scott Decision
He debated with Abe Lincoln, 1858.................................... Stephen Douglas
Nevada silver lode, 1859......................................................Comstock Lode
He raided Harper’s Ferry, 1859.................................................. John Brown
“The boss of Tammany Hall” in the 1860s. ........(William Marcy) “Boss” Tweed
Mail delivery service, 1860-61................................................ Pony Express
Pony Express terminals............................ St. Joseph, MO & Sacramento, CA
Congressional act giving land to settlers, 1862..................... Homestead Act
NYC riots, 1863.......................................................................Draft Riots
Land purchase, 1867, a.k.a. Seward’s Folly........Alaska Territory ($7.2 million)
He instituted the national banking system ........................ Salmon P. Chase
Trail from Texas to Abilene, KS.............................................Chisholm Trail
Transportation route, completed 1869.................... Transcontinental Railroad
Utah point where the transcontinental railroad met............. Promontory Point
Railroads that met at Promontory Point..........Union Pacific and Central Pacific
Great fire, 1871..................................................................... Chicago fire
Laws enacted for segregation in the 1880s............................. Jim Crow laws
Tombstone, AZ marshal, 1881.................................................. Wyatt Earp
Famous Tombstone, AZ gunfight, 1881................... Gunfight at the OK Corral
Feuding families in 1882............................................ Hatfields and McCoys
“The Son of Morning Star,”died at Little Big Horn….... George Armstrong Custer
Statue that was dedicated in 1886..................................... Statue of Liberty
Chicago riots, 1886............................................................Haymarket riots
Pennsylvania flood of 1889................................................ Johnstown flood
Trust busting act, 1890............................................ Sherman Anti-trust Act
American Railway Union founder, 1893..................................... Eugene Debs
Rail workers strike, 1894...................................................... Pullman Strike
“Separate, but equal” Supreme Court decision.................. Plessy vs. Ferguson
1896 William Jennings Bryan speech .................................... “Cross of Gold”
Ship that exploded in Havana Harbor in 1898..................................... Maine
War that commenced in 1898.................................... Spanish-American War
He won the Battle of Manila Bay, 1898................. Commodore George Dewey
Disaster that killed 6,000, 1900.................................... Galveston hurricane
Five-time Socialist presidential candidate................................ Eugene Debs
Disaster that killed 500, 1906............................... San Francisco earthquake
“Robber Baron” who organized U.S. Steel, 1901......................... J. P. Morgan
Oil baron who was first billionaire in the U.S................... John D. Rockefeller
“Saloon Smasher,” 1910........................................................ Carry Nation
William Howard Taft’s policy toward Latin America.............. Dollar Diplomacy
Health claims act, 1912......................................... Pure Food and Drug Act
Central U.S. banking authority created in 1913......... Federal Reserve System
He established the first auto assembly line, 1913....................... Henry Ford
Unfair business practices agency, 1914................ Federal Trade Commission
Teddy Roosevelt’s independent party........... Progressive or Bull Moose Party
He chased Pancho Villa into Mexico..................... John (Black Jack) Pershing
Law enforcing 18th Amendment, 1919.................................... Volstead Act
Major police strike, 1919..............................................Boston police strike
He organized the U.S. Communist Party in 1919.......................... John Reed
Baseball scandal, 1919............................................... “Black Sox” scandal
U.S. declined to join this body, 1920.............................. League of Nations
Harding pardoned this Socialist in 1921.................................. Eugene Debs
Wyoming oil leasing scandal, 1923 ........................... Teapot Dome Scandal
Pair accused of killing 14 year-old Bobby Franks, 1924........Leopold and Loeb
Leopond and Loeb's attourney...........................................Clarence Darrow
Tennessee trial about evolution in schools, 1925......... Scopes (monkey) trial
He launched first liquid fueled rocket, 1926......................... Robert Goddard
First U.S. underwater tunnel, 1927...................................... Holland Tunnel
Voting league established, 1928........................... League of Women Voters
Beaumont, Texas oil field............................................... Spindle Top Field
Secretary of Interior who took bribes, 1929................................. Albert Fall
Date of the stock market crash............... October 29, 1929 (“Black Tuesday”)
FDR’s 1933 program to end the depression.................................. New Deal
Group of dams built as part of the New Deal ….....Tennessee Valley Authority
Louisiana senator shot, 1935................................................... Huey Long
U.S. gold repository, established in 1935..................................... Fort Knox
Chicago to L.A. highway; “Main Street of America”......................... Route 66
He set around-the-world flying record, 1938......................... Howard Hughes
He broadcast “The War of the Worlds” in 1938........................ Orson Welles
Boston night club fire,491 killed .......................................... Coconut Grove
Site of first atomic bomb test in 1945.................... Alamogordo, New Mexico
Statesman awarded Nobel Peace Prize, 1945............................. Cordell Hull
Site of first postwar atomic bomb test in 1946............................ Bikini Atoll
He broke the sound barrier, 1947........................................... Chuck Yeager
Law that banned closed union shops, 1948.......................... Taft-Hartley Act
Last Five-Star General, 1948..................................................Omar Bradley
Sex researcher at Indiana University, 1948.............................. Alfred Kinsey
Statesman convicted of lying to HUAC, 1948................................ Alger Hiss
Time magazine editor involved with Alger Hiss............... Whittaker Chambers
Great robbery of 1950......................................................... Brinks robbery
First computer, 1950..................................................................... ENIAC
Computer used by U.S. Census Bureau, 1951.................................. UNIVAC
Tennessee senator who held organized crime hearings, 1951....Estes Kefauver
Pacific site of first H-bomb test, 1951.......................................... Eniwetok
“Hollywood Ten” investigative committee.......................................... HUAC
“Hollywood Ten” spokesman.............................................Humphrey Bogart
First U.S. nuclear powered submarine, 1954................................... Nautilus
Post WW II generation..................................................... “Baby Boomers”
Generation that followed baby boomers................................ “Generation X”
Supreme Court anti-segregation decision, 1954...Brown vs. Board of Education
Bus boycott city, 1955............................................................Montgomery
Man who created first state Board of Education.........................Horace Mann
High school integration city, 1957..............................................Little Rock
14-year-old U.S. chess champion in 1957................................Bobby Fischer
Man given correct quiz show answers...............................Charles Van Doren
J. F. Dulles’ brother and head of the CIA................................... Allen Dulles
They participated in the “Kitchen Debate”, 1959......................................... ........................................................Richard Nixon and Nikita  Khrushchev
First TV-covered presidential debate.....................................Nixon/Kennedy
Failed Cuban invasion site, 1961................................................Bay of Pigs
Nightclub comedian arrested for obscenity, 1961.........................Lenny Bruce
Doctor defended by F. Lee Bailey before Supreme Court in 1962...Sam Shepard
Member of the Weavers and political activist..............................Pete Seeger
American pilot shot down over Soviet Union, 1962............Francis Gary Powers
Nuclear weapons treaty of 1963.......................................... Test Ban Treaty 
JFK assassination investigation committee......................Warren Commission
Martin Luther King’s Freedom March cities.....................Selma to Montgomery
LBJ’s social program..............................................................Great Society
House resolution concerning Vietnam......................Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Law that opened up government files, 1966..........Freedom of Information Act
Spring, 1968, North Vietnam offensive.................................... Tet Offensive
Event that occurred on July 20, 1969....................................... Moon landing
Base on the Moon, 1969.................................................... Tranquility Base
Name of Apollo 11 space capsule...................................................... Eagle
Rock concert at Bethel, New York, 1969...................................... Woodstock
Air quality standards act of 1970............................................. Clean Air Act
Ads banned, 1971................................................................ Cigarette ads
Nixon’s attorney-general who resigned in 1972......................... John Mitchell
Analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers.............................. Daniel Ellsberg
Nixon’s White House Chief of Staff..................................... H.R. Halderman
He directed the Watergate Hotel burglary............................ E. Howard Hunt
White House lawyer caught up in Watergate............................... John Dean
Head of committee investigating Watergate................................ Sam Ervin
Company given $1.5 billion bailout in 1973..................................... Chrysler
Environmental act of 1973...................................... Endangered Species Act
Disease first recognized in Philadelphia, 1976.............. Legionnaire’s Disease
Oil artery finished in 1977...................................................Alaska pipeline
This became an American territory in 1978.......................... American Samoa
News program covering Iran hostage crisis.................................... Nightline
Nightline host........................................................................ Ted Koppel
Number of days of the Iran hostage crisis............................................ 444
Site of nuclear power accident, 1979.................................Three Mile Island
Peace pact worked out by President Carter, 1979.............Camp David Accords
Volcano that erupted in 1980................................................Mt. St. Helens
He funneled money Nicaraguan Contras.....................................Oliver North
Admiral indicted over Iran-Contra affair................................John Poindexter
Commission presiding over Iran-Contra hearings............... Tower Commission
Bill intended to balance U.S. budget, 1985............Graham-Rudman (Hollings) 
Gun bill named for White House press secretary........................... Brady Bill
U.S.-Latin America developement project, 1961...............Alliance for America
Idaho site of FBI standoff, 1992................................................Ruby Ridge
Banker whose conviction was overturned in 1993.................. Charles Keating
Trade agreement ratified in 1993.................................................... NAFTA
World trade agreement ratified in 1994............................................. GATT
Prince Edward Sound disaster, 1989.............................Exxon Valdez oil spill
Name for Iraqi war, 1990........................................Operation Desert Storm
Act passed in 2001 to deter terrorism.........................................Patriot Act
Name for Afganistan war, 2001.........................Operation Enduring Freedom
Name for Iraq war, 2003........................................Operation Iraqi Freedom
New Orleans disaster, 2005.............................................Hurricane Katrina
FBI Watergate whistleblower know as "Deep Throat"......................Mark Felt
Gulf coast disaster, 2010.............................BP Deep Water Horizon oil spill
East coast disaster, 2011..................................................Hurricane Sandy
Nationwide protest movement, 2011..............................Occupy Wall Street

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