American History--A Brief Overview

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A part of the United States country studies unit found at http://usacountrystudy.blogspot.com/ for TEFL students

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  • I'm on the first slide and already irritated. Columbus did not discover America. He never set foot in America. Columbus discovered that there was inhabited land west of Europe that could be traveled to by ship.
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American History--A Brief Overview

  1. 1. American HistoryA Brief Introduction
  2. 2. Columbus discovers America in1492.
  3. 3. Groups of people from England travelto America and live there becausethey don’t like the king or his laws.
  4. 4. Slavery becomes an important part ofthe American economy. In 1750, 25%of people in America are slaves.
  5. 5. In 1776, Americans declareindependence from England. TheRevolutionary War begins.
  6. 6. The Revolutionary War lasts 9years, and America is free fromEngland.
  7. 7. In the 1850’s 11 states decide toleave the country, or secede.
  8. 8. In 1860, the Civil War begins.
  9. 9. The Civil War ends in 1865, with over700,000 dead, but with the Unionvictory, the country remains whole.
  10. 10. 1914—1918World War I: America loses over118,000 soldiers.
  11. 11. 1939—1945World War II: America helps to defeatJapan using the Atom bomb inNagasaki and Hiroshima.
  12. 12. 1960’s The Civil Rights Movement;African-Americans are equal citizensand allowed to vote in the USA.
  13. 13. 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. isassassinated because he believed allpeople are equal.
  14. 14. Symbols of AmericaToday…
  15. 15. Eagle = Strength, Freedom
  16. 16. Statue of Liberty =Freedom, Hope, andFriendship between Countries
  17. 17. Washington Monument
  18. 18. Lincoln Memorial
  19. 19. America =свободанезалежністьміцністьнадіядружбагордістьнаполегливість
  20. 20. America =свобода Freedom, libertyнезалежність Independenceміцність Strengthнадія Hopeдружба Friendshipгордість Prideнаполегливість Perseverance

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