Historical Documentsvocabulary lists

"While the World Watched," Vocabulary from the Introduction-Chapter 5

While the world watched, September 15, 1963 became a traumatic day that fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull (now also McKinstry) struggled to live past and understand. Read "While the World Watched: A...
inhumane, segregated, castrate, confrontation, ingrained, mandatory, racist, unwieldy, integrity, more...
35 words

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

On 24th September 1996, the nations of the world convened to sign a treaty that banned the testing and development of all nuclear weapons in a massive step towards harmony and peace. This list of...
preamble, nuclear, proliferation, implementation, systematic, ultimate, cessation, qualitative, constitute, more...
21 words

Lee Surrenders to Grant (1865)

On April 9, 1865, after a final battle that failed to break through Union forces, Robert E. Lee surrendered at the Appomattox Court House in Virginia. As a brigadier general and secretary to Ulysses...
correspondence, toilsome, improvise, provisions, effusion, reciprocate, scant, conspicuous, apprehensive, more...
40 words

"The Declaration of Independence" (1776)

The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776 by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, with a preamble by John Adams and editing by Benjamin...
dissolve, unalienable, abolish, transient, usurpation, sufferance, tyranny, assent, relinquish, more...
30 words

"The Declaration of Sentiments" (1848)

The Declaration of Sentiments was presented in July 1848 at the first Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls. Composed by the abolitionist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, it deliberately echoes the...
impel, inalienable, prudence, sufferance, usurpation, compel, degraded, franchise, impunity, more...
30 words

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948 to reflect the commitment of the international community to prevent any repeat of the atrocities...
inalienable, barbarous, recourse, strive, dignity, distinction, servitude, degrading, incitement, more...
30 words

Vocabulary from "John L. O'Sullivan on 'Manifest Destiny' " from 1839

John L O'Sullivan, the columnist who coined the term "Manifest Destiny," puts forward the case for The United States as the chosen nation. O' Sullivan contrasts nations with bloody histories which...
antiquity, contrary, annals, proportionate, refinement, deplore, carnage, dupe, aspirant, more...
25 words

"Common Sense," Vocabulary from the pamphlet

As you read Thomas Paine's ?Common Sense? (etext found here), learn this word list of 50 words.
formidable, injudicious, extirpate, confound, intolerable, supersede, impregnable, remissness, farcical, more...
50 words
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