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MY ABC BOOK OF U.S. HISTOY 5-12-11. DELMARQUIS HILLIS . A. Abolitionist – a person who strongly favors doing away with slavery. Adams, Abigail – john Adams wife and 2 nd first lady Amendments an addition to a formal document ,such as the constitution . B.

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My abc book of u s histoy 5 12 11




Abolitionist – a person who strongly favors doing away with slavery.

Adams, Abigail – john Adams wife and 2nd first lady

Amendments an addition to a formal document ,such as the constitution


Boston tea party- when people boarded their ship and threw 342 barrels of tea over board .

Boston massacre a mini battle where 5 unarmed citizens was killed

Battle of bull run (Manassas) -3,000 union troops attack a smaller equally confederate troops


CLAY , HENRY - was known as the great compromiser

Calhoun ,John was a leader of the war hawks

CIVIL WAR – a war between confederate and the union states


Douglas , Fredrick - the 1st slave that knew how to read and write

Debtor - person or country who owes money

Dare, Virginia – 1st English

child born in north America


English bill of rights – assured the people of basic rights

Emancipation proclamation it freed all slaves in the south

Elizabeth – queen of England


Fort Sumter a U.S. Fort on a island guarding Charleston harbor

Fugitive : a runaway or trying to run away

French and Indian war – a war fought between Britain and France


Gadsden purchase - a purchase land along southern edge of present day state Arizona and Mexico

Garrison, William – editor of the liberator and a abolitionist

Battle of Gettysburg – turning point of the civil war


John Hancock – funded the sons of liberty

Patrick Henry - person who said “ give me liberty or give me death”

Prince Henry – known as Henry the navigator


Import – to buy goods from foreign markets.

Impressments forcing people into service as in the navy.

Immigration – the movement of people into another country


John jay – chief justice officer

John Paul Jones – a daring American naval officer

Thomas Jefferson head secretary of state


Helen Keller – a deaf blind person and she was mute to help other people

Henry Knox- secretary of war

Kansas – ( known as bleeding Kansas ) were a mini civil war broke out between the citizens


Marquise de Lafayette – a French noble man

Abraham Lincoln – 16th president of the U.S. and wrote the emancipation proclamation

John Locke - an English philosopher and a reformer


Horace Mann - a lawyer who be became head of the Massachusetts board of education

George Mason – would not sign the constitution with out the bill of rights

John Marshal – secretary of state served as chief justice of the U.S.


Nullification – cancel out the federal laws

Napoleon – France's leader

Navigation act – directed the flow of goods between England and the colonies


Ordinance of 1785 - a law that est. a procedure for surveying & selling land north of the Ohio river

Oregon country - huge area of land that lay between the pacific ocean & the rocky mountains north of California

Oregon trail – nation longest grave yard


William Penn - Quaker and he est. Pennsylvania

Thomas Pain – author of common sense

Molly Pitcher – a woman who carried pitchers of water to soldiers


Quakers – a protestant group of dissenters called the society of friends

Battle of Quebec the battle when the British defeat the French

Quadruple alliance - the call for help to fight against revolutionary forces in south America


Railroads – a way to get ammunition and supplies faster

Radica - extreme

Repeal – to cancel out a act or law


Secede – to leave or withdrawal

Suffrage – the right to vote

Secession- withdrawal from a union


Tariff – a tax on import or export

Tribute – money paid for protection

Tejano - Mexican who claims Texas as there home


Unalienable rights – rights that cannot be surrendered

Unconstitutional – not agreeing with the constitution

Uncle toms cabin – a novel about the evil of slavery


Veto – to cancel out a bill from becoming a law

Martin Vann Buren - 8th president

Virginia – the largest that ratified the constitution


War hawks- a group of young republican

George Washington- 1st united states president

Eli Whitney – evented the cotton gin


XYZ affair- 3 French agents that demanded a bribe and a loan for France to the Americans


Yankee union solider

York town Virginia- where general Cornwallis surrendered and the continental army won the last battle

Duke of York now known as new york


John Zenger – the publisher of New York weekly journal