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The first permanent English settlement in the Americas
This man was a symbol of social mobility, and rose in social ranks
Thomas Paine's pamphlet that urged colonists to rebel against the crown
General during the Revolutionary War, crossed the Delaware River
Act passed by John Adams that restricted public criticism of the government
Foreign policy passed in 1823 which claimed the United States to be the 'protector' of the Western Hemisphere
Eli Whitney's invention which revolutionized the cotton industry
Federal statute in 1820 that admitted Missouri as a slave state but Maine as a free state, in order to maintain balance between free and slave states
President of the United States during the Civil War
What did the 13th Amendment do?
Inventor of the lightbulb
Island that was the main gateway on the East Coast for immigrants entering the U.S
Reporters during the Progressive Era that revealed the faults in various American systems and industries
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This president pushed for the construction of the Panama Canal in 1904
International organization formed after WWI, intended to resolve foreign disputes
Inventor of the assembly line, transformed the auto industry
Black Tuesday, crash of stock market, bank shutdowns, mass foreclosures
President Franklin D Roosevelt's program intended to pull the U.S out of depression
Japanese attack on the U.S, which entered America into WWII
American initiative made to aid Europe financially post-WWII
Period after WWII marked by increased birth rate
Legislation that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, or national orientation
President assasinated in 1963
In the late 1960's, a political party shift was seen in Congress. What party was the majority in the late 60's?
Scandal that led to American distrust of politicians, as well as the resignation of President Nixon

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