US HISTORY 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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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