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Final Review: Places

Final Review: US History Places

TermDefinition
Jamestown First permanent English settlement in the New World: 1607
New England Colonies Held town meetings (direct democracy);relied on fishing, ship-building, small-scale farming; very religious; included Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut.
Mexico The U.S gained Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California after war with this country.
Cuba The Soviet Union stationed missiles in this country; John F. Kennedy prevented a nuclear war.
Southern Colonies Agrarian (farming) lifestyle; large plantations; slavery; cash crops of tobacco, rice and indigo; included Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Appalachian Mountains Proclamation of 1763 prohibited settlement west of this geographical feature.
Western Europe The Marshall Plan rebuilt this area of Europe after World War II.
Germany European country divided into East and West after World War II.
Oklahoma Where Native American Indians were sent in the “Trail of Tears.”
Fort Sumter Beginning place of the Civil War.
Pearl Harbor Place attacked by the Japanese which resulted in the United States entering World War II.
France The Normandy Invasion (or D-Day) freed this country from Germany’s control.
Appomattox Court House Ending Place of the Civil War.
Southern and Eastern Europe Where most U.S. immigrants came from between 1871 and 1920.
Germany Their unrestricted submarine warfare resulted in the United States entering World War I.
Poland World War II began with Hitler’s invasion of this country.
Northern Cities The “Great Migration” resulted in many African-Americans moving to this area.
Yorktown Where the British surrendered to the American colonists.
Vietnam The U.S. got into war with this country to stop communism, but failed and the whole country became communist.
Middle Colonies Nicknamed “The Breadbasket” for growing crops such as wheat and corn; included Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland; religious tolerance.