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This group of pre-Columbian mounds is located near Collinsville, Illinois
This group of six Native American tribes in upstate New York formed a confederacy with some trappings of democracy
This settlement was founded in 1565 by the Spanish, making it the oldest European settlement in the Americas
John Smith, John Rolfe and John Ratcliffe were early settlers of this place
This northern colony was founded by separatist Pilgrims in 1620
The Puritan John Winthrop envisioned this colony as a 'city on a hill'
This preacher founded the city of Providence, Rhode Island
This 1676 Virginia revolt eventually led to the end of the practice of indentured servitude in the South and the rise of slave labor
Pennsylvania was originally founded to be a haven for people of this religion
One side of the Triangular Trade was the sale of this liquid distilled in the United States but consumed in Europe and Africa
Johnathan Edwards' sermon 'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God' was part of this 18th century movement
This was the American arm of the Seven Years' War between Britain and France
Pontiac's Rebellion led to the closing of the American frontier by the British in this year
With the Sugar Act, Stamp Act and Townshend Duties, Britain first attempted this on the American colonies
This 1773 action by Samuel Adams and other colonists led to the closing of Boston Harbor and other 'Intolerable Acts'
This 1776 Thomas Paine pamphlet may have led to popular support for Independence
This pivotal 1777 NY battle sealed the alliance between France and the United States
This 1786 farmer's revolt demonstrated the failures of the Articles of Confederation and the need for their reform and replacement
This deal at the Constitutional Convention led to one house of the Legislature having equal representation and the other having proportional representation
This series of op-eds by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay urged ratification of the U.S. Constitution
There are this many amendments in the Bill of Rights
This 1793 invention led to the rise of a slave-base cash-crop economy in the American South
This man was President during the XYZ Affair and the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts
These two men explored the Louisiana Purchase from 1804 to 1806
The Embargo Act, Non-Intercourse Act and Macon's Bill No. 2 were attempts to prevent the United States from entering this conflict
The burning of Washington and the Battles of Lake Erie and New Orleans were all part of the war
This 1820 act determined where slave and free states would be for the next three decades
This proclamation discouraged European interference with independent American states
In the early 19th century, the center of America's textile manufacturing was this Massachusetts city
This waterway connecting Albany, NY and Buffalo, NY was completed in 1825
During the Second Great Awakening, 'circuit riding' preachers brought this religion to the American frontier
The Five Points district of New York City was originally settled by immigrants fleeing this country famished by a potato blight
In the 1830s, these people were banished to Oklahoma along the Trail of Tears
True or False: Most white Southerners owned slaves in the 1840s
The militarization of Texas between the Rio Grande and Nueces River precipitated this conflict
The California Gold Rush occurred in this year
Name one of two acts that allowed the slavery question in new states to be decided by popular sovereignty
This VERY controversial 1857 Supreme Court decision declared slaves to be slaves regardless of where in the United States they lived
In 1859, a raid in Harper's Ferry, Virginia was led by this militant abolitionist
The American Civil War began with the bombardment of this Charleston military outpost
In the American Civil, this side had more people, more railroads, and greater industrial capacity
This general organized Union control of the Mississippi before accepting the surrender of Lee at Appomattox
This amendment abolished the practice of slavery
In 1869, the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads connected here
America's first National Park, it was first preserved in 1872
In this 1876 battle, Sioux Indians defeated American soldiers led by George Armstrong Custer
The Compromise of 1877 ended this period in the postwar American South
During the Gilded Age, New York's Tammany Hall was led by this man
From 1892 to 1954, this was the primary entrepot for immigrants to the U.S. from Italy, Poland and Russia.
The Grange, Greenback Party, and Populist Party were all movements stemming from disaffected people of this profession
This man rose to fame at the Battle of San Juan Hill and later became a progressive trust-busting President
At the turn of the 20th century, John D. Rockefeller headed up this monopoly
This Upton Sinclair novel exposed disgraceful practices in the meatpacking industry, prompting the Pure Food and Drug Act
Over 15 million of this low-cost automobile were produced from 1908 to 1927
This president fought the 'Triple Wall of Privilege' (Taxes, Tariffs, Trust) and had 14 Points for international peace
The sinking of the Lusitania and the Zimmerman Telegram plunged the United States into this conflict
This period of American history lasted from the passage of the 18th Amendment in 1919 to the passage of the 21st Amendment in 1933
This group terrorized African-Americans in the 1870s, then witnessed a resurgence in the 1910s and 20s with its bigotry extending to Catholics and Jews
The poetry of Langston Hughes and the jazz of Duke Ellington were part of this NYC movement
The Great Stock Market Crash, along with other factors, caused this 1929-39 period
The Works Progress Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps, Social Security, and more FDR Adminstration initiatives are collectively called this
The United States entered World War II following this infamous attack
Name one beach where American soldiers landed on June 6, 1944
Name one of the two Japanese cities where Americans dropped atomic bombs
Americans born between 1946 and 1964 are referred to as this generation
By this now-illegal process, African-Americans were denied access to homes in certain 20th-century neighborhoods
In the 1950s, this Senator led a witch hunt to root out Communists from all walks of life
This Supreme Court decision began the process of desegregating America's schools
Dwight Eisenhower was critical of this relationship between companies such as Boeing and GE with the federal government
These 1964 resolutions led to a large escalation in the Vietnam War effort
Neil Armstrong walked on the moon in this year
This scandal brought down the Nixon Administration
This political bloc, led by Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, rose up in the 1970s and 1980s in response to Roe v. Wade and other liberalizations of society in the 1960s and 1970s
We fought a war here in 1991, and a second one since 2003
The World Trade Center towers were leveled on this day
Obergefell v. Hodges legalized this in all 50 U.S. states

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