- Vote for the 8th grade dance theme
- Turn in News HW
- Learn 3 new states
- Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts
- Mock Convention, Part 1: Opening the Convention
First Semester Review
The land we know as the United States was long ago exclusively the home of ____________ ____________ . That all changed beginning in 1492, when ____________ ____________ "discovered the New World". In the years that followed, many ____________ ____________ came to the Americas to claim land on behalf of European countries. In 1584, ____________ ____________ first arrived in Virginia, followed by Puritan pilgrims who arrived in ____________ in 1620.
For many years, English colonists continued coming to what is now the United States, and formed ____________ colonies. These colonies were very important to England, but within a few generations, the colonists grew angry with the King and ____________ . The colonists thought that new ____________ ____________ ____________ were unfair to them, and began acting on their anger. The city of ____________ was full of unrest, with infamous events such as the ____________ ____________ and the ____________ ____________ ____________ .
Soon, the thirteen colonies banded together to fight back against England, and officially ended their relationship by writing the ____________ ____________ ____________ . This led to a long war that we call the ____________ ____________ , which was led by General ____________ ____________ and his "right hand man", ____________ ____________ . The Americans struggled at the beginning of the war, but grew stronger and tougher. They eventually defeated the British, largely thanks to an alliance with the ____________ . Now, the Americans shake off the dust of war, eager to begin again with a new ____________ .
PART TWO: Constitutional Convention