Why did the colonists fight the British?

Why did the colonists fight the British?

because of high taxes (taxation without representation)

because the British army stayed in their houses (boarding, quartering)

because they didn’t have self-government
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

(Thomas) Jefferson
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted
July 4, 1776
There were 13 original states. Name three.

New Hampshire


Rhode Island


New York

New Jersey





North Carolina

South Carolina

What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

The Constitution was written.

The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution.
When was the Constitution written?
The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one
of the writers.

(James) Madison

(Alexander) Hamilton

(John) Jay

What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for

U.S. diplomat

oldest member of the Constitutional Convention

first Postmaster General of the United States

writer of “Poor Richard’s Almanac”

started the first free libraries
Who is the “Father
of Our Country”?

George Washington
Who was the first President?

(George) Washington
B: 1800s

What territory did the United States buy fr
om France in 1803?

the Louisiana Territory


Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.

War of 1812

Mexican-American War

Civil War

Spanish-American War
Name the U.S. war
between the North and the South.

the Civil War
the War between the States
Name one problem that led to the Civil War


economic reasons

states’ rights
What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?

freed the slaves (Emancipation Proclamation)

saved (or preserved) the Union

led the United States during the Civil War
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

freed the slaves

freed slaves in the Confederacy

freed slaves in the Confederate states

freed slaves in most Southern states
What did Susan B.
Anthony do?

fought for women’s rights

fought for civil rights
C: Recent American History and Other Important Historical Information

Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.*

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

(Persian) Gulf War

Who was President during World War I ?
(Woodrow) Wilson
Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?
( franklin ) Roosevelt
Who did the United States
fight in World War II?

Japan, Germany, and Italy
Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.
War of 1812
Mexican – American war
Civil war
Spanish- American War
Who was the first President?

(George) Washington
Before he was President, Elsenhower was a general. what war was he in?
World War II