2. A is for Articles of Confederation
Weak central government for the United States during the
3. B is for Benjamin Franklin
American statesman, diplomat, author, scientist, and
He is best known as one of the Founding Fathers who
drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution
of the United States.
4. C is for Civil War
A war fought from 1861-1865 between northern and southern
states over states rights and slavery.
The northern states were known as the Union while the
southern states were known as the Confederates.
5. D is for Democracy
Citizens elect representatives to make and carry out laws.
A government by the people.
The current government of the United States of America.
6. E is for Export
Goods being shipped or taken out of the country by another
means of transportation.
7. F is for Federalists
Persons in favor of ratification of the Constitution.
Their adopted name implied a commitment to a loose,
decentralized system of government.
8. G is for Great Depression
The Great Depression began in 1929 and lasted until about 1939.
An economic slump in North America, Europe, and other
industrialized areas of the world that.
It was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced
by the industrialized Western world.
9. H is for Homestead
A plot of land where pioneers could build a home farm or
10. I is for Industrial Revolution
The dramatic change in economies brought about by the use
of machines to do work formally done by hand.
11. J is for Jamestown, Virginia
The first successful colony founded and established on the
mainland in 1607.
12. K is for King George III
The ruler of Great Britain from 1760-1820. During this time
he was involved in many different string of wars and military
13. L is for Louisiana Purchase
In 1803, Thomas Jefferson and the purchased the territory
from France, doubling the size of the United States and
starting Manifest Destiny.
14. M is for Manifest Destiny
The belief that the United States had the God given right to
expand from Coast to Coast.
This belief is how we became the United States that we are
15. N is for Neutrality
not taking part in or giving assistance in a dispute or war
between other countries.
16. O is for Ordinance
A rule or law mandated and enforced by a country, state, or
17. P is for Puritan
a member of a group from England that settled the
Massachusetts Bay Colony.
They sought to reform practices of the Church of England.
18. Q is for Quakers
people who believed all people should live in peace and
19. R is for Republic
A country or state governed by elected representatives.
20. S is for Secession
the process of formally withdrawing from a political
organization because of a disagreement.
The Confederate states wanted to secede from the United
States over the issues of slavery and regional control.
21. T is for Tyranny
The unjust use of governmental power.
A single person known to be in charge known as a tyrant.
22. U is for Underground Railroad
A series of escape routes for runaway slaves. Harriet
Tubman is famous and known for her brave and courageous
23. V is for Virginia Plan
A plan submitted by James Madison which called for 3
branches of government and a legislative branch using
population as the bases of representation.
24. W is for World Wars
Conflicts between multiple countries or nations that lead to
war in many different areas.
World War I was from 1914 through 1918 and included Allies
and Central Powers.
World War II was from 1939 through 1945 and included Allies
25. X is for XYZ affair
A political and diplomatic in 1798 between the United States
and the Republican France that led to the Quasi-War.
26. Y is for Yorktown
The final battle of the Revolutionary war took place here.
The United States defeat Britain.
27. Z is for Zylcon B
The name of the poisonous gas used by Hitler in the Nazi