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2 Intro Questions

  1. 1. Boom and Bust American History Prior Knowledge quiz This is just to help me find out what you already know......just do the questions and answers in your notebooks.
  2. 2. Section A <ul><li>What is the capital? Washington D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>How many states in the USA now ? 50 </li></ul><ul><li>How many states in the USA in 1917? 48 Hawaii and Alaska </li></ul><ul><li>In what year did USA declare independence? 1776 </li></ul><ul><li>And from which empire? British </li></ul><ul><li>When is their ‘national day’? July 4th </li></ul><ul><li>Who was their first President? George Washington </li></ul><ul><li>Who did they fight in 1812? British </li></ul><ul><li>What is their ‘Manifest Destiny’? To spread from the Atlantic to Pacific. </li></ul><ul><li>In what year did the Civil War begin? 1861-5 – secession – to secede – to breakaway from </li></ul>
  3. 3. Section B <ul><li>Corporations – large companies who monopolise their sectors e.g. General Motors, Ford, Rockefeller (petrol), Standard Oil </li></ul><ul><li>Republic – Country without a monarch </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalism – Private individuals own most things </li></ul><ul><li>Socialism – On the way to Communism. </li></ul><ul><li>Communism – Everything is shared. </li></ul><ul><li>Anarchism – No laws, states or governments. </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy – Government is chosen by voters. </li></ul><ul><li>Neutrality – Not getting involved, non-aligned. </li></ul><ul><li>Isolationism – Policy of staying out of world affairs. </li></ul><ul><li>Laissez-faire – ‘leave alone’ – governments do not get involved in business nor the economy. </li></ul>
  4. 4. P14 <ul><li>Questions 1-4 </li></ul><ul><li>Paragraphs please. </li></ul>
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