FC: MIXBOOK by: Steven G. Period: 5 Diane R. | 2012
1: The Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence--written largely by Jefferson--in Philadelphia on July 4, a date now celebrated as the birth of American independence
2: The American Revolution (1775-83) is also known as the American Revolutionary War and the U.S. War of Independence. The conflict arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain's 13 North American colonies and the colonial government
3: The Treaty of Paris of 1783, negotiated between the United States and Great Britain, ended the revolutionary war and recognized American independence.
4: The U.S. Constitution established America's national government and fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain rights for citizens.
5: The roots of the Bill of Rights--the first ten amendments to theU.S. Constitution
6: President Washington | Washington was the first president of the United States!!!!!
7: The Alien and Sedition Acts were passed by congress in1798 in preparation for an anticipated war with France.
8: Manifest Destiny is a term for the attitude prevalent during the 19th century period of American expansion that the United States not only could, but was destined to, stretch from coast to coast.
9: The Civil War happened because of slavery between the North and South
10: The Union victory in the Civil War in 1865 may have given some 4 million slaves their freedom, but the process of rebuilding the South during the Reconstruction period (1865-1877) introduced a new set of significant challenges.
11: www.USHistory.com www.History.com
13: Never a day passes but that I do myself the honor to commune with some of nature's varied forms. -George Washington Carver
15: Go and walk with Nature; thou wilt find Full many a gem in her enchanted cup. -Isaac McLellan
20: As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can. -John Muir