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5th Grade SS

Page history last edited by Mrs. Sabre 14 years ago

Star-Spangled Banner

"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States of America.  The lyrics come from a poem written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key, a then 35-year-old amateur poet who write the poem after seeing the attack of Fort McHenry at Baltimore, Maryland, by Royal Navy ships in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812.

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Benjamin Banneker

He was an astronomer, inventor, mathematician, and son of freed slave.  He also surveyed the land on which Washington D.C. was built.

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Louisiana Purchase

Territory purchased by the United States from France in 1803, extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountain and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada.

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Lewis and Clark Expedition

Thomas Jefferson chose Lewis and Clark to explore the new land acquired by the Louisiana Purchase.  The expedition had three goals: search for a water route to the Pacific Ocean, establish relationships with the Native Americans, and learn about the soil and face of the country.

                 

 

 

 

 

 

Manifest Destiny

Belief that the United States should expand west to the Pacific Ocean.

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Trail of Tears

Forced march of 15,000 Cherokee from the southeastern United States to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma in 1838.

  

 

Andrew Jackson

Seventh President of the United States.

 

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Gold Rush

Sudden movement of many people to an area where gold has been found.

  

 

 

Forty-niner

Nickname for a person who arrived in California in 1849 to look for gold.

 

 

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Industrial Revolution

Period of important change from making goods by hand to making goods by machine in factories

 

 

 

Early Forms of Transportation

  • Stage coach

  • Covered wagons

  • Canal boats

  • Steamboats

  • Railroads

                           

 

 

 

 

Eli Whitney

Invented the cotton gin in 1793 and interchangeable parts.  The cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates the cotton fibers from the seedpods and the sometimes sticky seeds, a job previously done by workers.

               

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