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Abc book Social Studies

  1. ABC Book- Social Studies By: Zach Millsap ELED 412.01 Summer I
  2. A is for Articles of Confederation  Weak central government for the United States during the Revolutionary War.
  3. B is for Benjamin Franklin  American statesman, diplomat, author, scientist, and inventor.  He is best known as one of the Founding Fathers who drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
  4. C is for Civil War  A war fought from 1861-1865 between northern and southern states over states rights and slavery.  The northern states were known as the Union while the southern states were known as the Confederates.
  5. D is for Democracy  Citizens elect representatives to make and carry out laws.  A government by the people.  The current government of the United States of America.
  6. E is for Export  Goods being shipped or taken out of the country by another means of transportation.
  7. F is for Federalists  Persons in favor of ratification of the Constitution.  Their adopted name implied a commitment to a loose, decentralized system of government.
  8. G is for Great Depression  The Great Depression began in 1929 and lasted until about 1939.  An economic slump in North America, Europe, and other industrialized areas of the world that.  It was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world.
  9. H is for Homestead  A plot of land where pioneers could build a home farm or ranch.
  10. I is for Industrial Revolution  The dramatic change in economies brought about by the use of machines to do work formally done by hand.
  11. J is for Jamestown, Virginia  The first successful colony founded and established on the mainland in 1607.
  12. K is for King George III  The ruler of Great Britain from 1760-1820. During this time he was involved in many different string of wars and military battles.
  13. L is for Louisiana Purchase  In 1803, Thomas Jefferson and the purchased the territory from France, doubling the size of the United States and starting Manifest Destiny.
  14. M is for Manifest Destiny  The belief that the United States had the God given right to expand from Coast to Coast.  This belief is how we became the United States that we are today.
  15. N is for Neutrality  not taking part in or giving assistance in a dispute or war between other countries.
  16. O is for Ordinance  A rule or law mandated and enforced by a country, state, or even city.
  17. P is for Puritan  a member of a group from England that settled the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  They sought to reform practices of the Church of England.
  18. Q is for Quakers  people who believed all people should live in peace and harmony.
  19. R is for Republic  A country or state governed by elected representatives.
  20. S is for Secession  the process of formally withdrawing from a political organization because of a disagreement.  The Confederate states wanted to secede from the United States over the issues of slavery and regional control.
  21. T is for Tyranny  The unjust use of governmental power.  A single person known to be in charge known as a tyrant.
  22. U is for Underground Railroad  A series of escape routes for runaway slaves. Harriet Tubman is famous and known for her brave and courageous works.
  23. V is for Virginia Plan  A plan submitted by James Madison which called for 3 branches of government and a legislative branch using population as the bases of representation.
  24. W is for World Wars  Conflicts between multiple countries or nations that lead to war in many different areas.  World War I was from 1914 through 1918 and included Allies and Central Powers.  World War II was from 1939 through 1945 and included Allies and Axis.
  25. X is for XYZ affair  A political and diplomatic in 1798 between the United States and the Republican France that led to the Quasi-War.
  26. Y is for Yorktown  The final battle of the Revolutionary war took place here.  The United States defeat Britain.
  27. Z is for Zylcon B  The name of the poisonous gas used by Hitler in the Nazi gas chambers.