US HISTORY Audio Book 2B

Audio Book 2B

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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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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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The 13th Amendment: the Abolition of Slavery

Abraham Lincoln was the president of the USA who decided to abolish slavery on Febuary the 1st in 1865. The Senate and Abraham Lincoln created the 13th Amendment  and signed it on December the 6th in 1865 at the end of the civil war. All the americans in the USA were involved. The creation of … Continuer la lecture »

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The U.S Constitution

The U.S Constitution was signed on September the 17th, 1787 by the Constitutional Convention and Georges Washington in Philadelphia, after the American independence. The Constitution etablished America’s national governement, laws and the rights for the citizens. It created the U.S.A and the twenty seven first states. Thanks to the Constitution, The U.S.A aren’t dependent on … Continuer la lecture »

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The 19th Amendment : Women’s Right to Vote.

Since August 18th, 1920, the nineteenth Amendement to the United States Constitution gives the right to vote to women throughout the union. This law took a long time to be accepted. Today, women have the same rights as men, so they are equal.

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The Mayflower and the Settlement of the First Colonists

In September 1620, 102 british colonists sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, from Plymouth in the South of England to America. It was a long trip with their ship, the Mayflower. The living-conditions were very hard and there were rats. The goal of this event was to start a new life. They wanted to start from … Continuer la lecture »

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The March on Washington

In the Southern States of America, black people were segregated. Martin Luther King encouraged them to protest against segregation, with non-violent actions. He organised many marches, the most famous being the march on Washington on August 28th 1963. At the end of this march Martin Luther King stepped on Lincoln Memorial and said the most … Continuer la lecture »

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