Great society 1968 tet assassination of mlk and rfk

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; “Great Society”1968 -- Tet, assassination of MLK and RFK 1969 -- moonshot 1973 -- Oil Crisis; Roe v. Wade 1974 -- Watergate 1989Fall of communism in Eastern Europe 1991 Fall of the Soviet Union; 1stGulf War 2001 9/11 terrorist attacks
2017 AP U.S. History Study Guide-31- MAJOR THEMES IN AMERICAN SOCIETY PERIOD 1: Pre-1492 to 1607 American Indian Civilization (Pre-Columbian) Developed civilizations ("sedentary societies"non-migratory)late-Stone Age Incas in Peru Mesoamerica: Aztecs in Mexico, and Mayans in Yucatan (earlier) developed advanced agricultural techniques based primarily on corn. oBuilt stone-carved cities rivaling many in Europe. oStudied mathematics and astronomy oMen and women worked fields and families saved surpluses for trade. North American Indians were generally less developed: most were "semi-sedentary" by Columbus’ time Most people lived in small scattered nomadic settlements. Some agriculture, probably developed by women oMen were the hunters; women the gatherers oAmong Eastern Woodlands Indians, women did the farming (except tobacco); much "slash and burn" agriculture oLater, Europeans sought to turn men into farmers; Indian men saw it as "women's work" oAmerican Indian males enjoyed much leisure time (like the European aristocracy) Most societies were matrilineal and matrilocal: women owned the property (e.g., Iroquois) oFew cared to acquire more property than could be carried from one site to another. Antithesis to European capitalism; Europeans saw them as poor consumers No individual land ownership (even in sedentary societies) oClans or families guarded their "use rights" to land allocated by chiefs. Extensive trade in the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys oMost important man in the tribe was the man who gave the most away oTrade was not like a contract in the European sense oWhen trade stopped it was tantamount to declaring war. Civilized societies in North America (exceptions to the predominance of less-developed tribes on the continent) Pueblo Indians: Rio Grande Valley in New Mexico, Arizona, southwest Colorado oCorn planting, elaborate irrigation systems, multi-storied and terraced dwellings oSome Pueblo villages are still among the oldest in North America Mound Buildercivilizations in the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys oMississippian culture (e.g., Cahokia near E. St. Louis) perhaps rivaled Egyptian architecture; home to as many as 40,000 people (c. 1000-1700 CE) oCentral mound, 100 ft. high, world’s largest earthen work; largest city north of Mexico oIron tools, wore woven fabrics, buried dead in collective graves oTrade spanned from Appalachians to Rockies; Great Lakes to Gulf of Mexico. Atlantic seaboard tribes began growing maize, beans, & squash (c.1000 CE) oCreeks practiced democratic style government oChoctawand Cherokeewere also prominent
2017 AP U.S. History Study Guide-32- Iroquoisin upstate NY built strong military confederacy (led by Hiawatha, late 16th c.) oConsisted of Five Nations: Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas o

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