US HISTORY FINAL EXAM

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  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence stated certain ideals that the colonists believed were important for man to have, such as liberty and equality. The main purpose of america´s declaration of independence was to explain to foreign nations why the colonies had chosen to separate themselves from Great Britain. Americans had been working with the british to help build colinies, due to the hard labor and efficency of their work they decided to make it their own land.
  • Constitution of the United States

    Constitution of the United States
    The United States Constitution is an amazing document. A bold experiment in democracy more than 200 years ago, it has proved both stable and flexible enough to survive and remain effective in a world totally different from the one in which it was written. with the war won, the founding fathers laid down the law by which the new country would be governed. it is important to the U.S because it helped establish order.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    The president George Washington had sent troops to western Pennsylvania in 1794 to stop the citizens from refusing to pay a liquor tax that had been impared by secretary of treasury Alexander Hamilton to raise money for the national debt and to assert the power of the national debt and to assert the power of the national goverment. small farmers of the backcountry distillate and consumed whiskey, which was easer to transport and sell than the grain were producing.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    The United States bought a huge swath of land with more than 800 miles square. With this purchase, the United States now had full possession of both the Mississippi River and the Port of New Orleans, and the middle of the country now belonged entirely to the United States. In fact, 15 states were formed from this great tract of land. The Purchase was important because it helped the united states grow bigger and stronger.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    An army commanded by Andrew Jackson defeated British forces in the battle of New Orleans. this battle was important because it contributed to the widespread perception that the U.S had won the war.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe

    Treaty of Guadalupe
    With the defeat of its army and the fall of its capital,Mexico entered into negotiations to end the war. Thetreaty called for the U.S.to pay $15million to Mexico and topay off the claims of American citizens against Mexico up to$ million. It gave the United States the Rio Grande as a boundary for Texas, and gave the U.S ownership of California and a large area comprising roughly half of New Mexico, most of Arizona, Nevada, and Utah andColorado.The U.S gained 525,000squaremiles of land.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg
    In 1803, the general Robert Edward Lee and his forces invaded a small town ubicated in pennsylvania called Gettysburg, the general´s army of northern Virginia were defeated in that battle. whitin two years the war was over. the defeat was so devastading that it sealed the fate of the confederency and its peculiar institution.
  • The battle of the little Bighorn

    The battle of the little Bighorn
    the was was between the sioux and the cheyenne indians. the porpuse for the battle was because the cheyenne indians were outraged over the continued intrusions of whites into their sacred lands. the battle of the little bighorn was the most succesfull action fought by the americans indians against the united states army in the west.
  • The Haymarket Riot

    The Haymarket Riot
    a labor protest rally near Chicago´s Haymarket square turned into a riot after a bomb exploted and killed seven policemen. The Haymarket Riotwas viewed a setback for the organized labor movement in Ameica, wich was fighting for such rights as the eight hour workday.
  • The sinking of the lositania

    The sinking of the lositania
    During the first world war. germany waged submarine warfare against the U.K. the ship that sent the torpedo was identified to be the german U boat U 20 and it the lositania sank in less than 19 minutes. this contributed to the american entry into world war 1 and it became an iconic symbol in military recruting campaign of why the war was being fought.
  • The Stock Market Crash

    The Stock Market Crash
    the Stock market crash was a four day collapse of stock prices that began on october 24. the crash wiped people out, there were forced to sell business and cash in their life savings. Brokers called in their loans when the stock system started failling. people who lost it all in the crash couldnt find enough money to pay their margins. The depression devastaded the U.S economic growth decreased fifty percent and would trade plummeted 65 percent.
  • Thomas Dorsey invents the Gospel Blues

    Thomas Dorsey invents the Gospel Blues
    In Chicago in 1932 , an african american composer named Thomas A. Dorsey, who had been a night club jazz pianist wrote a song inspired by his wife´s death in childbirth. It became a touchstone for the dramatic role that music played in sustaining and forwarding America’s Civil Rights movement Martin Luther King Jr often asked supporters to sing it before they marched, including the night before his assassination.
  • The Attack on Pearl Harbor

    The Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor was a naval base and headquarters of the united states, located in Oahu Island,Hawaii,japanese airplanes made a suprise attack on the U.S navy.Hundreds of japanese fighter planes and bombers flew to pearl harbor and attacked with bombs and torpedos sent by japanese submarines.they were two waves of attacks and by the end of the second wave a great number of U.S ships were destroyed.2,390 U.S navy soldiers died and 6 ships were destroyed that day.The U.S had no choice but to enterww2
  • World War ll D-day

    World War ll D-day
    On June 6, 1944 the Allied Forces of Britain, America, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of Normandy, France. With a huge force of over 150,000 soldiers, the Allies attacked and gained a victory that became the turning point for World War II in Europe. This famous battle is sometimes called D-Day or the Invasion of Normandy.
  • The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Due to the attack on pearl harbor, the united states had no other choice than strike back. U.S president Harry S Truman ushered in the nuclear era by choosing to drop atomic bombs on the citys of hiroshima and Nagasaki. The effects that the bombs made was dreadful. nearly 146,000 people lost their life in the city of Hiroshima. and almost 80,000 people in the city of Nagasaki. The United states had to enter world war 2 because of this.
  • Thich Quang Duc's Self-Immolation Is Broadcast

    Thich Quang Duc's Self-Immolation Is Broadcast
    The international newspaper and TV coverage of Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức burning himself to death during a demonstration in Saigon changed the course of the Vietnam War and of American life. In the immediate aftermath, it caused horror and a reassessment of policy, which eventually led to more American troops on the ground and in the air but also to more media coverage in which Americans could actually see the war.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist who refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus .Rosa Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley on February 4,1913,in Tuskegee, Alabama.After her parents,James and Leona McCauley,separated when Rosa was two, Rosa’s mothermovedthefamilyto Pine Level, Alabama,to live with her parents,Rose and Sylvester Edwards.Her defiance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott,its success launched nationwide efforts toend racialsegregationofpublicfacilities.
  • The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr

    The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr
    MartinLutherKing,Jr.was acivil rights activist. He led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of all people including African Americans.He hoped that America and the world could become a colorblind society where race would not impact a person's civil rights.The anguished and angry response to the news of King’s murder spread fast and furiouslythroughoutheU.S.For many his death seemed to signal the end of the hope that nonviolent means could bring about a better world for African Americans.
  • The Watergate Scandal

    The Watergate Scandal
    Several men who were trying to get President Richard Nixon re-elected as president decided they wanted to spy on the Democratic Party. They hatched a plan to break into the Democratic Party offices in the Watergate building. On May 11, 1972 they broke into the offices, took photographs of secret documents, and placed wire taps on the phone. At first, they got away with it. However, they tried to break in again but this time they were caught and arrested. most people believed that Nixon was invol
  • September 11 Attacks

    September 11 Attacks
    On September 11, 2001 the United States was attacked by an Islamic terrorist group called al-Qaeda. They hijacked four passenger planes and used them as weapons to crash into buildings. Two of the planes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City while another plane hit the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania after the passengers attempted to retake control of the plane. In all, 2,996 people were killed by the terrorist attacks.