Monday, December 10, 2007

NYC: a brief unit on the Big Apple

Statue of Liberty
Originally uploaded by Retired Colonel
NYC history notes -

1. Give the popular name for the tribe of native peoples indigenous to Manhattan. a) Cherokee b) Algonquin
c) Choctaw d) Pueblo.
2. Giovanni di ____, an Italian sailing for the French government, was the first major European explorer.
3. In 1619 a Dutch ship brought enslaved workers from across the Atlantic to the Manhattan colony. The laborers were from the region of __ __.
4. In 1624 the Dutch named their colony New ______ .
5. The colony’s name was changed to New York in 1664
by the ______.
6. The Continental Congress met here and in 1789 the nation’s first inauguration was held for a general named __ __.
7. From the 1830s to the 1920’s NYC was a center of immigration. Germans, Irish, Italians, Russians and, from the Far East, __ people arrived in large numbers.
8. In 1825 the city was supercharged by a new connection with the Great Lakes via the Hudson River. The connection was called the __ Canal.
9. NYC’s turn-of-the-century traffic problems were made a bit easier by the advent of the __ system in 1904.
10. In the 1920’s there was an artistic Renaissance in an ethnic Manhattan neighborhood called __.
11. In 1911 the crowded and dangerous working conditions and dilapidated housing of the labor class were spotlighted by a __ in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.
12. In regards crime, racial tension and finance, the city had an a) upturn b) downturn in the 1990’s.
13. In the 9/11, 2001 attacks, almost __ people perished.

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