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Can you name the important U.S. history events between the Revolution and Reconstruction, in the chronological order ?
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Date / Year
Misnamed war of the mid 1700s
which led to British control of the colonies, which imposed this resented law on printed material
one of several unfair acts on colonists, triggering this bloody snowball fight
March 5, 1770
The British enforced this law in response to the Boston Tea Party, closing port of Boston and lodging soldiers in private homes
resulting in the origination of ______'s idea of natural rights
ultimately leading to the American War of Independence, started in Lexington/Concord with the 'shot heard__'.
April 19, 1775
However, many colonists were reluctant to fight, until the publication of this persuasive pamphlet.
soon followed by this legendary American document, which spoke of 'unalienable rights', and later used as a model for nations seeking similar things
July 4, 1776
resulting in the Revolutionary War, in which the Battle of ___ earned America the assistance of France and Spain
The newly independent United States made this its first written constitution
whose greatest accomplishment was the devising of rules or western settlement, enacted through these edicts (name one)
but the AoC was a failure since the government lacked a source of
which kept the nation in deep debt, and led to this revolt of debt-ridden farmers who closed the state courts
Congress decided to write a new U.S. constitution from scratch, shifting the balance of power in favor of the
and introduced two important political principles that ensured power balances(name one)
Anti-Federalists' dissatisfaction led to the adoption of the Constitution's ____, which addressed protected individual rights
John Adams fell under immense criticism and opposition for these two acts (name one)
great revulsion against these acts contributed heavily to ____ replacing Adams as president in the following election.
who became well known for this infamous land acquisition, which doubled the size of the U.S.
but who also received severe disapproval due to the enforcement of this controversial law, which devastated the American economy
which was intended to stop British ______ of American ships
Date / Year
which was a primary cause of the 'second war of independence' between the U.S. and England, formally known as the _____
The U.S. economy flourished rapidly during the market revolution, mostly due to these four innovations (name one)
first half of 19th century
making possible an effective western expansion, which introduced this idea of America's divine favoritism
which the ____ Doctrine embodied, declaring the U.S, as the dominant power of the Western Hemisphere
This agreement first raised the issue of slavery's westward expansion, admitting a certain slave state, while prohibiting slavery from all other La. Purchase territories
The greatest slave revolt in southern history instilled paranoia among slave owners, was led by this man
helping lead to rise of the ____ movement, which called slavery an unparalleled sin that contradicted the values of the Declaration and sought to immediately end it.
although many northerners, despite the desire to end slavery, believed more in the practice of deporting blacks to Africa, called
After the peaceful annexation of Texas, the failure to acquire California led the U.S. to unfairly instigate this conflict
in which the Union added an area of 1 million square miles, but which seriously raised the fatal question of....
which David Wilmot tried to address, with the ____ _____ (Hint:W.P.), which ended up replacing political parties with sectional divisions (North vs. South)
which was followed by the ___ ___ Act, solidifying North and South divisions by requiring the capture of runaway slaves.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act attempted to create a fair resolution to the free/slave state fight, using Stephen Douglas' concept of....
The Supreme Court clarified the status of black's rights in this famous ruling
Finally, John Brown boldly took action to the slavery issue, violently seizing ____ ____ , an event that eventually made him a 'crucified hero'
October 16, 1859
Lincoln's election as president was the last straw before seven southern states seceded from the Union, and formed this independent group
which led to by far the bloodiest war in American history, known as the,,,,
whose most deadly battle was the Battle of ____, a single day skirmish which resulted in more American casualties than any other day in history.
proving that the war would be extensive and difficult to win, forcing Lincoln to issue this decisive document, which destroyed the 'cornerstone' of the South.
January 1, 1863
Grant's capture of Lee's troops marked the end of the Civil War, beginning the period of ______, often called the Second American Revolution.
April 9, 1865
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