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Listening : The Growth of a Nation

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Process:

1. Watch and listen carefully to answer the following questions. For information and sound file, go to: http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie.html

2. If you come across difficult words in the questions, go to: http://www.wordreference.com/enfr

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1. How many original united states were there in 1783?

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2. What was the result of the Revolutionary War?

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3. Who was the first president of the United states? When was he a president?

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4. Who purchased the state of Louisiana from France and when? When was it made a state?

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5. What happened during the war of 1812? When did the war end?

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6. How many states maintained slavery in the Union? What is the Missouri Compromise and when did it take place?
 

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7. When was the treaty with Spain signed? What did it agree upon?

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8. When did the Latin American Revolutions take place? When were all these countries independent?

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9. When was Texas colonized? What happened in 1835? When did Texas become an independent nation? _________________________
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10. What is the Indian Removal Act of 1830?

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11. Who was the president of the United States at that time?

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12. When did the settlement of the West begin? What is the Oregon Trail?

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13. When did the Mexican War take place and why?

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14. When did the Mexican government surrender? ___________________________________________________________________

15. When was gold discovered in California? _______________________________________________________________________

16. What happened to the Mormons?

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17. When did California become a free state?

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18. What did the remaining Territories (1850-1860) have to choose from?

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19. What was the main consequence of slavery on the economic progress of the slave states?

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20. When did the Secession war take place? What was the first slave state to secede from the Union?

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21. What is called the “Confederacy”? What was the reaction of the Union?

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22. What was the capital of the Confederacy?

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23.Where and when did the South surrender?

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24. When was President Lincoln assassinated?

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25. Which country was Alaska purchased from?

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26. When did the Indian Wars take place? Name at least two famous places where the Indians were defeated. What happened to the Native Americans after their defeat?

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27. What state did the Mormons settlement become in 1896?

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28. When did the US obtain Cuba from the Spanish? When did Cuba become independent?

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29. What were the last two states to be admitted that completed the nation with 50 states?

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