Word Lists in the U.S. History Category

Here you will find activities relating to the history of the United States of America. From Native American culture in North America to the arrival of the English in the 17th century. And then to the American Revolution, Civil War, and the events of the 20th century. And on to today. Here you can create flash cards and word search puzzles and test knowledge of American History.

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  • Civil Rights Movement (7 words)
    Example: Said to be the initial spark to the movement, when this young man was murdered for allegedly cat calling a white woman?: [m] Emmitt Till, Who is Not a founder of the NAACP?: [m] Martin Luther King Jr, What year was the Voting Right Act?: [m] 1965, What year were school in Huntsville desegregated?: [m] 1963
  • Civil Rights Movement (7 words)
    Example: Said to be the initial spark to the movement, when this young man was murdered for allegedly cat calling a white woman?: [m] Emmitt Till, Who is Not a founder of the NAACP?: [m] Martin Luther King Jr, What year was the Voting Right Act?: [m] 1965, What year were school in Huntsville desegregated?: [m] 1963
  • Civil Rights Movement (7 words)
    Example: Said to be the initial spark to the movement, when this young man was murdered for allegedly cat calling a white woman?: [m] Emmitt Till, Who is Not a founder of the NAACP?: [m] Martin Luther King Jr, What year was the Voting Right Act?: [m] 1965, What year were school in Huntsville desegregated?: [m] 1963
  • US History ELD 1 (7 words)
    Example: What continent is the United States on?: North America, What are the first people in North America called?: Native Americans, How did the first people probably get here?: an ice bridge from Asia, When did Columbus sail to North America: 1492
  • First Americans (10 words)
    Example: How many tribes were there in the Americas originally: [m] 2000, Which is not a form of government the N.A. used: [m] bands, tribes, confederacies, What did most N.A. tribes have in common about religion: belief in mysterious force of nature, About how many languages were spoken: [m] 200
  • First Americans (7 words)
    Example: How many tribes were there in the America's originally: [m] 2000, Name the 3 types of government N.A. used: bands, tribes, confederacies, Name one fact about each style of government: , About how many languages were spoken: [m]
  • First Americans (10 words)
    Example: How many tribes were there in the America's originally: [m] 2000, Name the 3 types of government N.A. used: bands, tribes, confederacies, Name one fact about each style of government: , About how many languages were spoken: [m]
  • The Very First Native Americans (7 words)
    Example: Who was the first one to North America?: [m] Native Americans, What may have led the first people here to America?: [m] Animals, What year did Cristipher Columus arive in America?: [m] 1492, What were the 3 tribes that lived along the Northwest Coast?: [m] Chinook, Makah, and the Salish
  • The Very First Native Americans (7 words)
    Example: Who was the first one to North America?: [m] Native Americans, What may have led the first people here to America?: [m] Animals, What year did Cristipher Columus arive in America?: [m] 1492, What were the 3 tribes that lived along the Northwest Coast?: [m] Chinook, Makah, and the Salish
  • The Very First Native Americans (7 words)
    Example: Who was the first one to North America?: [m] Native Americans, What may have led the first people here to America?: [m] Animals, What year did Cristipher Columus arive in America?: [m] 1492, What were the 3 tribes that lived along the Northwest Coast?: [m] Chinook, Makah, and the Salish
  • 3rd six weeks Social Studies Test (7 words)
    Example: Martin Luther King, Jr., is born in Atlanta, Georgia.: January 15, 1929, Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King, Jr., are married: June 18, 1953, Montgomery Bus Boycott: December 5, 1955-December 21, 1956, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is founded and Dr. King is chosen president: January 10-11, 1957
  • Westward Expansion (5 words)
    Example: When was the Homestead Act written: 1862, Which state is part of the Great Plains?: Texas, When was the Gold Rush: 1849, When was the Transcontinental Railroad completed?: 1869
  • Liberty's Kids: The Intolerable Act Part 2 (7 words)
    Example: Who said, England is no longer my country, I am American.: Benjamin Franklin, What part of America is Sarah's father exploring?: Ohio Territory, Name another product that was unfairly taxed by Britain.: Stamps, What harbor was closed to punish the colonists for rebelling?: Boston Harbor
  • Liberty's Kids: The Intolerable Act Part 1 (7 words)
    Example: First published, African American, female poet.: Phyllis Wheatly, Name the government establishment of England.: Parliament, Name the Kind of England during the time of the Revolution.: King George, Name the act passed allowing soldiers to live, eat, and sleep in the homes of colonists without pay?: Quartering Act
  • Liberty's Kids: The Intolerable Act Part 1 (7 words)
    Example: First published, African American, female poet from Boston.: Phyllis Wheatly, Name the government establishment of England.: Parliament, Name the Kind of England during the time of the Revolution.: King George, What is the name of the act passed allowing soldiers to live, eat, and sleep in the homes of colonists without pay?: Quartering Act
  • Virginia Colony (7 words)
    Example: They had many : servants or slaves, Most white Virginiaians made a living from their: land, They lived in _____homes with dirt floors.: one-room, Most African Americans worked in the ______.: tobacco, harvested crops, and handled livestock
  • Unit 1 Lesson 1 Vocabulary Quiz (7 words)
    Example: person with no permanent home who travels from place to place: nomad, movement from one place to another: migration, skill of raising plants and animals for human use: agriculture, change the way one lives: adapt
  • Unit 1 Lesson 1 Vocabulary Test (7 words)
    Example: person with no permanent home who travels from place to place: nomad, movement from one place to another: migration, skill of raising plants and animals for human use: agriculture, change the way one lives: adapt
  • Responsibilities of a Voter (5 words)
    Example: Register to vote : 1, Read facts about candidates : 2, Make a decision about who you want as a candidate : 3, Cast a vote: 4
  • Responsibilities of a Voter (5 words)
    Example: Register to vote : 1, Read facts about candidates : 2, Make a decision about who you want as a candidate : 3, Cast a vote: 4
  • FedEx fun facts (7 words)
    Example: In what movie did Tom Hanks star as a FedEx executive stranded on an island in the middle of the ocean?: [m] Cast Away, What year was FedEx founded?: [m] 1971, What city was FedEx founded in?: [m] Little Rock, AR, What NFL team does Fred Smith own 10% of?: [m] Washington Redskins
  • Chapter 4 New Frontiers (7 words)
    Example: Western mining towns become ghost towns : Queen Liliuokalani, The discovery of gold in California, Nevada, and Colorado resulted in...: annex, Alaska became a state: Hawaii, group of islands that became the fiftieth state in the United States: panhandle
  • Do You Know? (4 words)
    Example: Skin is all over your body.: [m] True, What are the tiny holes in your skin called?: [m] pores, What comes through the pores to keep your skin soft?: [m] oil, What comes through the pores when you are hot?: [m] sweat
  • Do You Know? (6 words)
    Example: What is the job of the front teeth?: [m] cutting , What is the job of the pointed teeth?: [m] tearing, What is the job of the back teeth?: [m] grinding, When should you brush your teeth?: [m] after every meal
  • Do You Know? (4 words)
    Example: I get my best rest while I am: [m] sleeping, I should usually sleep at least _____ hours. : [m] eight, When I am growing rapidly, I may need ___ sleep.: [m] more, If I have good sleeping habits, I will feel ___ when I wake up. : [m] rested
  • Do You Know? (4 words)
    Example: When muscles are not used for a long time, they become?: [m] weaker, Lively exercise makes my heart beat?: [m] faster, When I am very tired, my muscles ______ work well.: [m] do not, I should exercise everyday.: [m] true
  • Do You Know? (5 words)
    Example: What was America's first patriotic song?: [m] Yankee Doodle, Who wrote "The Star Spangled Banner"?: [m] Francis Scott Key, What American Fort was being attacked by the British?: [m] Fort McHenry, The song "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" was first sung on Fourth of July.: [m] True
  • Do You Know? (7 words)
    Example: What do we call holidays that only people of the USA celebrate?: [m] patriotic holidays, When is Veterans Day?: [m] November 11, Why do we celebrate Flag Day?: the day our flag was given to Congress, Who made the first flag>: [m] Betsy Ross
  • Do You Know? (7 words)
    Example: What is our flag a symbol of?: [m] freedom, How do you feel when you see your country's flag?: , What is a pledge: [m] promise, You are able to drag the flag on the ground and in water.: [m] False
  • Our America Vocabulary (6 words)
    Example: continents: large pieces of land, North America: made up of three countries, South America: made up of 12 countries, community: a city, town, village or rural place that people live in.
  • Our America Vocabulary (6 words)
    Example: continents: large pieces of land, North America: made up of three countries, South America: made up of 12 countries, community: a city, town, village or rural place that people live in.
  • History Quiz (4 words)
    Example: What is a "free state"?: [m] A state that did not allow slavery at all, What were "states' rights"?: [m] The idea that states have the right to make decisions about issues concerning their state., What is a "slavery state"?: [m] A state that allowed slavery, Who was John C. Calhoun?: A United States senator from South Carolina who believed in states rights.
  • Unit Test: A New Century (7 words)
    Example: What was the movement of thousands of African Americans who left the South in search of better opportunities in the North called?: [m] The Great Migration, What were the two main of push factors that caused the Great Migration?: [m] racism and unemployment, What was the main pull factor that caused the Great Migration?: [m] employment and economic opportunities, Which city in the North experienced tremendous growth between 1910-1920 due to the Great Migration?: [m] Detroit
  • Chapter 13 Section 2 Quiz (6 words)
    Example: What is pump priming?: [m] Give people jobs by making public projects which stimulates the economy, What was the Social Security Act?: [m] Pension system for retirees and injured workers, How did the Wagner Act help employees?: [m] Gave them the ability for the unions to negotiate about hours,wages and other conditons, What did the Fair Labor Standards Act do?: [m] Banned child labor, made a minimum wage and made workweek 44 hours
  • Chapter 12 Section 2 Quiz (6 words)
    Example: What is pump priming?: [m] Give people jobs by making public projects which stimulates the economy, What was the Social Security Act?: [m] Pension system for retirees and injured workers, How did the Wagner Act help employees?: [m] Gave them the ability for the unions to negotiate about hours,wages and other conditons, What did the Fair Labor Standards Act do?: [m] Banned child labor, made a minimum wage and made workweek 44 hours
  • Chapter 12 Section 2 Quiz (6 words)
    Example: What is pump priming?: [m] Give people jobs by making public projects which stimulates the economy, What was the Social Security Act?: [m] Pension system for retirees and injured workers, How did the Wagner Act help employees?: [m] Gave them the ability for the unions to negotiate about hours,wages and other conditons, What did the Fair Labor Standards Act do?: [m] Banned child labor, made a minimum wage and made workweek 44 hours
  • Chapter 12 Section 2 Quiz (6 words)
    Example: What is pump priming?: [m] Give people jobs by making public projects which stimulates the economy, What was the Social Security Act?: [m] Pension system for retirees and injured workers, How did the Wagner Act help employees?: [m] Gave them the ability for the unions to negotiate about hours,wages and other conditons, What did the Fair Labor Standards Act do?: [m] Banned child labor, made a minimum wage and made workweek 44 hours
  • Chapter 12 Section 2 Quiz (6 words)
    Example: What is pump priming?: [m] Give people jobs by making public projects which stimulates the economy, What was the Social Security Act?: [m] Pension system for retirees and injured workers, How did the Wagner Act help employees?: [m] Gave them the ability for the unions to negotiate about hours,wages and other conditons, What did the Fair Labor Standards Act do?: [m] Banned child labor, made a minimum wage and made workweek 44 hours
  • Chapter 12 Section 2 Quiz (6 words)
    Example: What is pump priming?: [m] Give people jobs by making public projects which stimulates the economy, What was the Social Security Act?: [m] Pension system for retirees and injured workers, How did the Wagner Act help employees?: [m] Gave them the ability for the unions to negotiate about hours,wages and other conditons, What did the Fair Labor Standards Act do?: [m] Banned child labor, made a minimum wage and made workweek 44 hours
  • Chapter 12 Section 2 Quiz (6 words)
    Example: What is pump priming?: [m] Give people jobs by making public projects which stimulates the economy, What was the Social Security Act?: [m] Pension system for retirees and injured workers, How did the Wagner Act help employees?: [m] Gave them the ability for the unions to negotiate about hours,wages and other conditons, What did the Fair Labor Standards Act do?: [m] Banned child labor, made a minimum wage and made workweek 44 hours
  • Chapter 12 Section 2 Quiz (6 words)
    Example: What is pump priming?: [m] Give people jobs by making public projects which stimulates the economy, What was the Social Security Act?: [m] Pension system for retirees and injured workers, How did the Wagner Act help employees?: [m] Gave them the ability for the unions to negotiate about hours,wages and other conditons, What did the Fair Labor Standards Act do?: [m] Banned child labor, made a minimum wage and made workweek 44 hours
  • Jamestown and Plymouth (6 words)
    Example: What are push and pull factors?: Factors that determine why someone moves from one place to another., Define ESPN.: Economic, Social, Politica, and Environmental., Which colony only sent 100 men and boys?: Jamestown, What is the name of the first representative government?: House of Burgesses
  • What Lead up to the French and Indian war? (7 words)
    Example: Who collected the taxes? 1 point: The tax colecters. 1 point, What was the British Paliment? 2 points: Great Britan's government. 2 points, Who were the colonists and what was a colonist? 4 points: The ordnary people beaing ruled by KIng George. 4 points, What did the colonist dod to the tax collecters? 5 points: The colonists would tar & feather and hang the tax collecters 5 points.
  • A Declaration of Independence (5 words)
    Example: How many pages of the pamphlet title "Common Sense" were published?: There were %0 pages in thte "Common Sense" pamphlet., Where was the pamphlet titled common sense published?: It was published in Philadepia , What was the impact of the Declaration of Independence?: The impact was that it gave the colonist rights and gave them more freedom. , Why is the list of grievances against the king an important part of the Declaration? : The king's actions shows the evidence of his unrightfulness and how he violated the rights of the colonists.
  • A Declaration of Independence (5 words)
    Example: How many pages of the pamphlet title "Common Sense" were published?: There were %0 pages in thte "Common Sense" pamphlet., Where was the pamphlet titled common sense published?: It was published in Philadepia , What was the impact of the Declaration of Independence?: The impact was that it gave the colonist rights and gave them more freedom. , Why is the list of grievances against the king an important part of the Declaration? : The king's actions shows the evidence of his unrightfulness and how he violated the rights of the colonists.
  • A Declaration of Independence (5 words)
    Example: How many pages of the pamphlet title "Common Sense" were published?: There were %0 pages in thte "Common Sense" pamphlet., Where was the pamphlet titled common sense published?: It was published in Philadepia , What was the impaact on the Declaration of Independence?: The impact was that it gave the colonist rights and gave them more freedom. , Why is the list of grievances against the king an important part of the Declaration? : The king's actions shows the evidence of his unrightfulness and how he violated the rights of the colonists.
  • Battle of Gettysburg (7 words)
    Example: The North was also called the: Union, The General who lead the South: RoberteLee, The Southerns were also called: confederates, How many days did the battle last?: three
  • ALL ABOUT ME (5 words)
    Example: DANDRE, MOORE, ROSEMARY, BRIDGETT
  • j (4 words)
    Example: Marvel Comics introduces this superhero in March 1941: a, b, c, d
  • louisiana (7 words)
    Example: jefferson, treaty, france, spain
  • Vietnam War (7 words)
    Example: Vietnam, War, Guerilla, Tactics
  • Vietnam War (7 words)
    Example: Vietnam, War, guerilla, tactics
  • Puzzle (7 words)
    Example: First President of the United States: George Washington, Staff of officers (Secretaries) to advise the President: Cabinet, First Secretary of State: Thomas Jefferson, First Secretary of the Treasury: Alexander Hamilton
  • Puzzle (7 words)
    Example: First President of the United States: George Washington, Staff of officers (Secretaries) to advise the President: Cabinet, First Secretary of State: Thomas Jefferson, First Secretary of the Treasury: Alexander Hamilton
  • Puzzle (7 words)
    Example: First President of the United States: George Washington, Staff of officers (Secretaries) to advise the President: Cabinet, First Secretary of State: Thomas Jefferson, First Secretary of the Treasury: Alexander Hamilton
  • Puzzle (7 words)
    Example: First President of the United States: George Washington, Staff of officers (Secretaries) to advise the President: Cabinet, First Secretary of State: Thomas Jefferson, First Secretary of the Treasury: Alexander Hamilton
  • NAthan (4 words)
    Example: Father serra died on the El Camino Real: False, ddd: cc, ddd: dd, sss: gdf
  • The Aztecs (6 words)
    Example: capitol city: Tenochtitlan, where the capitol was located: Lake Texcoco, a highlands plateau: Valley of Mexico, conquered territories: Territorial conquest
  • Social Studies (7 words)
    Example: What is Prospect?: expectation;likely outcome, What is Cease?: to stop;to come to an end, What is Crisis?: turning point or deciding event in history, What is Alter?: to change in some way to make different
  • EARLY COLD WAR (7 words)
    Example: a systematic attempt to overthrow a government by using persons working secretly from withing: subversion, a policy established by President Truman that authorized the screening of all federal employees to determine their loyalty to US Government: loyalty review program, lying when one has sworn under oath to tell the truth: perjury, the policy or process of preventing the expansion of a hostile power: containment
  • prufa (6 words)
    Example: sdfasdf: eee, asdfasdf: rrrr, asdfasdf: rrrr, asdfsad: tttt
  • The Jefferson Era (1800-1815) (15 words)
    Example: Second president of the US.: John Adams, The Declarations's main author.: Thomas Jefferson, Us Secretary of state, he later became the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court: John Marshall, An expidition led by Meriwether Lewis and Willian Clark the began in 1804 to explore the Louisiana Purchase.: Lewis and Clark Expidition
  • The Jefferson Era (1800-1815) (15 words)
    Example: Second president of the US.: John Adams, The Declarations's main author.: Thomas Jefferson, Us Secretary of state, he later became the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court: John Marshall, An expidition led by Meriwether Lewis and Willian Clark the began in 1804 to explore the Louisiana Purchase.: Lewis and Clark Expidition
  • The Jefferson Era (1800-1815) (15 words)
    Example: Second president of the US.: John Adams, The Declarations's main author.: Thomas Jefferson, Us Secretary of state, he later became the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court: John Marshall, An expidition led by Meriwether Lewis and Willian Clark the began in 1804 to explore the Louisiana Purchase.: Lewis and Clark Expidition
  • The Jefferson Era (1800-1815) (15 words)
    Example: Second president of the US.: John Adams, The Declarations's main author.: Thomas Jefferson, Us Secretary of state, he later became the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court: John Marshall, An expidition led by Meriwether Lewis and Willian Clark the began in 1804 to explore the Louisiana Purchase.: Lewis and Clark Expidition
  • The Jefferson Era (1800-1815) (15 words)
    Example: Second president of the US.: John Adams, The Declarations's main author.: Thomas Jefferson, Us Secretary of state, he later became the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court: John Marshall, An expidition led by Meriwether Lewis and Willian Clark the began in 1804 to explore the Louisiana Purchase.: Lewis and Clark Expidition
  • The Jefferson Era (1800-1815) (15 words)
    Example: Second president of the US.: John Adams, The Declarations's main author.: Thomas Jefferson, Us Secretary of state, he later became the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court: John Marshall, An expidition led by Meriwether Lewis and Willian Clark the began in 1804 to explore the Louisiana Purchase.: Lewis and Clark Expidition
  • The Jefferson Era (1800-1815) (15 words)
    Example: Second president of the US.: John Adams, The Declarations's main author.: Thomas Jefferson, Us Secretary of state, he later became the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court: John Marshall, An expidition led by Meriwether Lewis and Willian Clark the began in 1804 to explore the Louisiana Purchase.: Lewis and Clark Expidition
  • The Jefferson Era (1800-1815) (15 words)
    Example: Second president of the US.: John Adams, The Declarations's main author.: Thomas Jefferson, Us Secretary of state, he later became the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court: John Marshall, An expidition led by Meriwether Lewis and Willian Clark the began in 1804 to explore the Louisiana Purchase.: Lewis and Clark Expidition
  • US History I Midterm Wordsearch (16 words)
    Example: George Washington, Cabinet, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton
  • American Revolution Word Search (20 words)
    Example: General of the Continental Army: Washington, Patriot victory where Washington attacked the Hessian: Trenton, 1st Lieutenant who captured British warship Serapis: John Paul Jones, Battle where Patriots tricked British into running into their gunfire: Cowpens
  • 9/11 wordsearch (12 words)
    Example: government, pennsylvania, twin towers, world trade center
  • social studies midterm - French and Indian War, Ben Franklin, and Pontiac's Rebellion (13 words)
    Example: john locke argued that people have the natural rights of ________ _________ and life : liberty and property , __________ invented the printing press, franklin stove and bifocal glasses: ben franklin, who fought in the french and indian war : french , french colonists indians and spanish on one side and the british british colonists, indians on the other side , where was the french and indian war : north america near ohio river valley
  • social studies midterm - the Middle Colonies, Middle Passage, and John Locke (20 words)
    Example: the middle colonies consisted of delaware penn. _________ and __________: new york and new jersey , the middle colonies have ______ winters _______ soil and river valleys : shorter winters fertile soil , the middle colonies had _______ crops like corn : cash crops , the southern colonies consisted of virginia maryland south carolina _________ and _________: north carolina and georgia
  • American History (20 words)
    Example: First president of the U.S.: George Washington, Declaration of ___ Signed in 1776: Independence, How many amendments does the constitution have?: 27, How many articles does the Constitution have?: 7
  • U.S. Constitution (20 words)
    Example: constitution, we the people, united states, amend
    Created by davidlee
  • Haylie Beall - The Bill of Rights (12 words)
    The United States Constitution and the First Ten Amendments
    Example: Civil Liberties: The legal constitutional protections against government. Although our civil liberties are formally set down in the Bill of Rights, the courts, police, and legislatures define their meaning., Bill Of Rights: The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which define such basic liberties as freedom of religion, speech, and press and guarantee defendants rights, Amendment 1: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redre, Amendment 2: A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of the free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
  • U.S. History Questions (11 words)
    Questions about American History, from 1776 through the Civil War
    Example: First president of the U.S.: George Washington, Declaration of ___ Signed in 1776: Independence, Started in 1860 and lasted through 1865: Civil War, President who delivered the Emancipation Proclamation: Abraham Lincoln
    Created by pandali

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