United States History Word Walls: 13 Colonies through Reconstruction

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UNITED STATES HISTORY WORD WALLS. If you've ever wanted your students to have a visual representation of the 13 colonies, American Revolution, Manifest Destiny, Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Presidents of the United States, then you're in the right place! This Word Wall bundle is going to make your classroom walls/bulletin boards visually appealing and get your students more engaged in their social studies education.


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13 Colonies Word Wall

Here's What's Included:

1 page - "The 13 Colonies" title

1 page - "The"

1 page - "13"

1 page - "Colonies"

100 pages with the following terms (1 per page):

Joint-Stock Company, Charter, Jamestown, John Smith, John Rolfe, Pocahontas, Indentured Servant, House of Burgesses, Pilgrims, Mayflower Compact, Puritans, Great Migration, Mayflower, Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, King Phillip’s War, Thanksgiving, The Salem Witch Trials, Peter Stuyvesant, Patroon, Duke of York, Proprietary Colony, William Penn, Quaker, Royal Colony, James Oglethorpe, Backcountry, New England Colonies, Middle Colonies, Southern Colonies, Tobacco, Whaling, Plantation, Subsistence Farming, Triangular Trade, Navigation Acts, Smuggling, Cash Crop, Gristmill, Diversity, Artisan, Conestoga Wagon, Indigo, Eliza Lucas, William Byrd, Overseer, Stono Rebellion, The Planter Class, Reverend Samuel Parris, Appalachian Mountains, Fall Line, Piedmont, Clan, Apprentice, Great Awakening, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitfield, Enlightenment, Benjamin Franklin, John Locke, Colonial Schooling, High Class, Upper-Middle Class, Lower-Middle Class, Low Class, The School of Manners, Magna Carta, Parliament, Edmund Andros, Glorious Revolution, English Bill of Rights, Salutary Neglect, John Peter Zenger, French & Indian War, Albany Plan of Union, General Braddock, Treaty of Paris, Pontiac’s Rebellion, Proclamation of 1763, Colony, Common, Squanto, Staple Crop, Middle Passage, Iroquois Confederacy, Roanoke, Proprietor, Separatists, Harbor, Poor Richard’s Almanac, Fur Trade, Postmaster, African Diaspora, Mercantilism, Slave Auction, Imports, Exports, Native, Self-Government

American Revolution Word Wall

Here's What's Included:

1 page - "The American Revolution" title

1 page - "The"

1 page - "American"

1 page - "Revolution"

100 pages with the following terms (1 per page):

King George III, The Quartering Act, The Sugar Act, The Stamp Act, Revenue, The American Revolution, Patrick Henry, Boycott, Sons of Liberty, Tyranny, Crispus Attucks, Townshend Acts, Writs of Assistance, John Adams, Committee of Correspondence, Boston Tea Party, Militia, Minutemen, Intolerable Acts, First Continental Congress, Paul Revere, Lexington and Concord, Patriot, The Midnight Ride, Johnny Tremain, Continental Army, Artillery, Second Continental Congress, Benedict Arnold, Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, Battle of Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, Common Sense, The Liberty Bell, July 4, 1776, "No Taxation without Representation", Liberty Pole, George Washington, Mercenary, Strategy, Rendezvous, Battles of Saratoga, Hessians, Ally, Bayonet, Desert, Privateer, James Forten, John Paul Jones, Amputations, Fire Cakes, George Rogers Clark, The Turtle, The Serapis, Lord Cornwallis, Guerrilla Warfare, Pacifist, Battle of Yorktown, The Swampfox, Gentlemen's Warfare, Treaty of Paris, Independence Hall, Proclamation of 1763, Prescott & Dawes, John Burgoyne, Baron von Steuben, Fort Ticonderoga, Brandywine, Monmouth, Cowpens, Daughters of Liberty, Olive Branch Petition, Benjamin Franklin, Redcoats, Parliament, Iroquois, Long Rifle, Smallpox, Musket, Captain Preston, John Hancock, Betsy Ross, Blockade, England, Declaratory Act, Treason, Old North Church, "One if by Land, Two if by Sea", Delegates, Propaganda, France, Ethan Allen, Nathan Hale, Tarred and Feathered, The Spirit of 1776, Loyalist, The Bonhomme Richard, and Battle of Trenton

Manifest Destiny Word Wall

Here's What's Included:

1 page - "Manifest Destiny" title

1 page - "Manifest"

1 page - "Destiny"

100 pages with the following terms (1 per page):

“54, 40, or Fight!”, “American Progress”, “Free Soil, Free Speech, Free Labor, Free Men!”, “From Sea to Shining Sea”, “Pay Dirt”, “Remember the Alamo”, Abolitionism, Acquisition, Annex, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Battle of Little Bighorn, Battle of San Jacinto, Battle of the Alamo, Bear Flag Revolt, Bleeding Kansas, Boomtowns, Border Ruffian, Brigham Young, California Statehood, Californio, Cede / Cession, Chinese Immigrants, Civil Disobedience, Clipper Ship, Compromise of 1850, Conestoga Wagon, Crazy Horse, Davy Crockett, Decree, Donner Party, Dry Farming, Emigrate, Empresario, Exoduster, Forty-niner, Free-Soil Party, Frontier, Gadsden Purchase, Ghost Town, Gold Fever, Great Salt Lake, Henry Clay, Homestead Act, Independence, ,Missouri, Indian Removal Act of 1830, James K. Polk, Jedidiah Smith, Jim Beckwourth, John Brown, John L. O’Sullivan, Joint-Occupation, Joseph Smith, Juan Seguin, Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, Land Grant, Land Speculator, Levi Strauss, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Lone Star Republic, Louisiana Purchase, Louisiana Territory, Manifest Destiny, Marcus & Narcissa Whiteman, Massacre at Wounded Knee, Merriweather Lewis, Mexican Cession, Mexican-American War, Missouri River, Mormon, Mountain Men, Oregon Country, Oregon Trail, Panning, Popular Sovereignty, Ranchero, Rendezvous, Reservations, Sacagawea, Sam Houston, Santa Fe Trail, Sooners, South Pass, Sutter’s Mill, Tejano, Texas Revolution, The American Dream, Trading Post, Trail of Tears, Transcontinental Railroad, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Vigilante, Wagon Train, Water Rights, Whigs, William Clark, William Travis, Wilmot Proviso, Winfield Scott, Zachary Taylor, Zebulon Pike

Civil War Word Wall

Here's What's Included:

1 page - "The Civil War" title

1 page - "The"

1 page - "Civil"

1 page - "War"

100 pages with the following terms (1 per page):

Abolitionist, Gray, Crittenden Plan, Jefferson Davis, Popular Sovereignty, Frederick Douglass, Pickett’s Charge, Reconstruction, Blue, Robert E. Lee, Battle of Bull Run, Antietam, Fugitive Slave Act, John Wilkes Booth, Slavery, Missouri Compromise, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Antebellum, Rebel, Amputation, States’ Rights, 13th Amendment, 14th Amendment, 15th Amendment, Ambrose Burnside, 620,000, Harper’s Ferry, Ulysses S. Grant, The Conspirators, The Anaconda Plan, Matthew Brady, Yankee, Savannah (GA), “Four score and seven years ago…”, Morse Code, Agriculture, Jayhawker, Winfield Scott, Mary Surratt, Vicksburg, Railroads, Industry, Draft Riots, Union, Telegraph, Arsenal, Copperheads, Conscription, North, South, Nationalism, Sectionalism, Gettysburg Address, Bread Riots, King Cotton, Inflation, Dysentery, P.O.W. Camps, Richmond (VA), William T. Sherman, George McClellan, John Brown, Wilmot Proviso, Stonewall Jackson, William Lloyd Garrison, Daniel Webster, U.S.S. Merrimack, C.S.S. Virginia, Republicanism, Henry Clay, Mortar, Bayonet, Appomattox Courthouse, Harriet Tubman, U.S.S. Monitor, Dred Scott Decision, Bleeding Kansas, Doctrine of Nullification, Blockade, Fort Sumter, Ironclad, Mason-Dixon Line, Bonnie Blue Flag, Disease, Howitzer, Cavalry, Border States, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Stephen Douglas, Confederacy, Hardtack, Massachusetts 54th, South Carolina, Peterson House, Harriet Beecher-Stowe, Secede, Abraham Lincoln, Ford’s Theatre, Caisson, Contraband

Reconstruction Word Wall

Here's What's Included:

1 page - "RECONSTRUCTION" title

100 pages with the following terms (1 per page):

13th Amendment, 14th Amendment, 15th Amendment, 39th Congress, 40th Congress, Abraham Lincoln, African-American Exodus to Kansas, Alexander Stephens, Amnesty Proclamation, Andrew Johnson, Benjamin Butler, Benjamin Wade, Black Codes, Black Schools, Blanche K. Bruce, Buffalo Soldiers, Carpetbaggers, Charles Sumner, Civil Rights Act of 1866, Civil Rights Act of 1875, Command of the Army Act, Compensation of Black Veterans, Compromise of 1877, Congressional Control Over Reconstruction, Conservative Republicans, Copperheads, Crédit Mobilier, Depression of 1873, Edwin Stanton, Electoral Count Act of 1877, Ex Parte Milligan, Exodusters, First Reconstruction Act, Freedman’s Bureau, Freedmen, Grant Re-elected, Great Chicago Fire, Hampton Roads Peace Conference, Hiram Revels, Home Rule, Horace Greeley, Horatio Seymour, Impeach, Indian Appropriation Act, Jim Crow Laws, Joint Committee on Reconstruction, Juneteenth, Knights of the White Camelia, Ku Klux Klan, Lincoln Assassination, Lincoln’s Funeral Train, Louisiana Constitution of 1868, Mary Edwards Walker, Minor vs. Happersett, Mississippi Plan, Moderate Republicans, Nathan Bedford Forrest, National Woman Suffrage Association, New Maryland Constitution, Panic of 1873, Plessy vs. Ferguson, Presidential Reconstruction, Purchase of Alaska, Radical Reconstruction, Radical Republicans, Reconstruction, Reconstruction Acts of 1867, Redeemers, Restoration, Resumption Act of 1875, Robert Smalls, Rutherford B. Hayes, Salary Grab Act, Samuel J. Tilden, Scalawag, Schuyler Colfax, Second Reconstruction Act, Sharecropping, Slaveocracy, Solid South, Southern Rebellion Declared Over, Southern Unionists, State-Suicide Theory, Suffragists, Swing Around the Circle, Ten Percent Plan, Tennessee Amendment Abolishing Slavery, Tennessee Readmission, Tenure of Office Act, The Conspirators, Third Reconstruction Acts. [Treason, Bribery, or Other High Crimes and Misdemeanors], Troops Withdrawn from the South, Ulysses S. Grant, Union League, Wade-Davis Bill, Waving the Bloody Shirt, White Brotherhood, William “Boss” Tweed, William Seward

Presidents of the United States Word Wall

Here's What's Included:

1 page - "Presidents of the United States" title

1 page - "Presidents"

1 page - "of the"

1 page - "United States"

45 pages with the one president per page

George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack H. Obama, and Donald Trump

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