Lycée Haroun Tazieff 2015 – 2016

2B AMERICAN HISTORY Lesson 5: The Battle of Iwo Jima

Today you discovered a new American historical landmark: The Battle of Iwo Jima. You worked on 2 different documents: a picture and a text iwo-jima-fact-sheet Then you picked up information: The Battle of Iwo Jima Notes

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Audio Book 2E

Last week, you were given a very hard atsk to achieve: to create an audio book about US History. Here is the final result: Great job!

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Audio Book 2B

Last week, you had a very hard task  to achieve. Here is the final result: Great job!

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Apollo 11

Apollo 11 was a program organised by the Nasa. Apollo 11 appeared on May 25th 1961. The goal of Apollo 11 was to take advance on other countries and to conquer space. Neil Amstrong was the most famous astronaut because he walked on the moon and there were many spectators for the first take off. … Continuer la lecture »

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The 13th Amendment

In 1863, President Lincoln made a law called « The Emancipation Proclamation » which gave more freedom to the slaves. The other law written by Abraham Lincoln (the 16th president of the USA) is called « The 13th amendment ». It talked about the abolition of slavery and was voted on February the 1st, 1865. The goal of this … Continuer la lecture »

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The Transcontinental Railroad

The greatest technological creation of the 19th century was the Railroad which was the first communication revolution in the USA. One of the goal of President Abraham Lincoln was to create 2 rail lines to go faster from a point A to a point B. They were created from 1860 to 1869 : the first … Continuer la lecture »

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The Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg took place from July 1st to July 3rd, 1863 in Pennsylvania. The Northern states were against slavery contrary to the Southern States which were favorable. The States from the South and from the North were separated . The States from the North won the Battle. However,at the end of the battle, … Continuer la lecture »

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The March on Washigton

The event called the March on Washington took place in Washington on August the 28th 1963. The leader of this event was Martin Luther King. He did his speech which began by « I have a dream » in the  Lincoln Memorial. He wanted to reduce the injustice against black people and convince the US congress to … Continuer la lecture »

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Apollo 11

The text deals with one of the biggest event in America’s history, Apollo 11: a mission which aimed at walking on the moon and returning to the Earth alive. It started on May the 25th, 1961 when John Kennedy wanted to conquer space. Neil Amstrong and « Buzz » Aldrin became the first men who walked on … Continuer la lecture »

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The Mayflower

From 1620 to 1621, British people left England because they wanted to start from scratch and begin a new life. For this they used a ship called « The Mayflower » which transported nearly 100 passengers. In the new world, the passengers would be dead without the Native Americans’ help. Because of this event, today American people … Continuer la lecture »

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The US Constitution

The US Constitution was signed on September the 17th 1787 in Philadelphia. It was created by Georges Washington. It established America’s national Government and fundamental laws. These laws established basic individual protections. There were a total of 27 constitutional amendments. Without the constitution, laws wouldn’t have been established and the USA wouldn’t exist.

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The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution : Women’s Right To Vote

Few years ago, American women wanted the right to vote. The event started in 1800 when women organised a lot of things like petitions and marches to get the right to vote. It was very difficult to agree about the amendment but it was only in 1878 that the amendment was introduced in Congress. 9 … Continuer la lecture »

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Boston Tea Party

People of 13 different colonies organised the « Boston Tea Party » so as to fight for their independence from the King of England, in 1773, in Boston. It was a rebellion. People from Boston threw tea when they were on a ship, because the tax on tea was too expensive. The « Boston Tea Party » permitted the … Continuer la lecture »

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Boston Tea Party

The event is the Boston Tea Party which took place in 1773 in Boston. What happened ? The people from Boston made an act of defiance against England : they threw a shipment of tea in the river. If they did that, that was because the price of tea was too expensive and they wanted … Continuer la lecture »

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The First Transcontinental Railroad in the USA

The first transcontinental railroad was built in the 1860’s. The main line was officially completed on May the 10th 1869. The train connected the well-developped rail network on the east coast with California. It was built so as to connect the rail network of the east to the pacific coast during the American civil war … Continuer la lecture »

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