Turning Points Final Exam

Jaycie Tonelli

9/11 (September 11, 2001)

On September 11, 2001, airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center, killing millions of people. Before this attack took place, the Cold War had just ended. This was a major cause of the attacks for many reasons. The Cold War had caused the Soviet Union to collapse, so people started looking to the US for help. People would then disagree with us and reply with acts of terrorism. The Soviet Union was also very supportive of Iraq, when it fell, Iraq became angry with the US. After the 9/11 attacks, things in the US changed. New Policies were created, tourism dropped, and people became scared.

Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden was the founder of the terrorist group named Al-Qaeda. He was from Saudi Arabia. Al-Qaeda was the group that was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. He and his group caused great pain to the US on September 11.

George W. Bush

George W. Bush was the president at the time of the 9/11 attacks. He attended a school on that very day when someone ran up to him and delivered the news. His face had a shocked expression on it. He had to make important decisions and he had to make them quickly. After the attacks, George W. Bush created and enforced new policies regarding security.

Jamestown / Roanoke (1587 - 1589)

In 1587, Sir Walter Raleigh started the Roanoke Colony. Raleigh and some others traveled to the colony on a boat led by Phillip Amadas. People who traveled to the colony were promised land if they came. John White had to return home and left the colony. When he returned, he found that the colony had been abandoned and the only clue was that the word ¨Croatoan¨, the name of a place nearby, was carved into a tree trunk. No one knows for sure what happened to the settlers. There are many different theories as to what happened to them such as dying from disease, being killed by the Natives, and joining the Natives. Eventually the colony of Jamestown was created. It became the first permanent settlement in the new world. It almost ended but was saved by multiple people. John Rolfe brought over Tobacco and John Smith came up with the saying ¨You don't work, you don't eat!!¨, this made people start pulling their own weight.

John White

John White was the founder of the Roanoke Colony. He left the colony and when he returned, everyone was gone, including his family. He looked for the colonists but never found them.

John Rolfe

John Rolfe brought Tobacco to the New World. Without this crop, the population would have died out. People began calling the Tobacco, ¨Brown Gold¨. The Tobacco saved Jamestown and helped it continue to grow.

19th Amendment (1920)

In 1920, the 19th Amendment was passed, giving women the right to vote. The 19th Amendment prohibits any American citizen being denied the right to vote. Women went through a lot in order to gain this right. Different woman's rights organizations were created in order to try and get this amendment passed. Pretty much every woman's goal was to try and eliminate segregation against women. Women were arrested for protesting against the government but that did not make them stop trying. They continued to try and they never gave up. One by one, more and more states began to give women the right to vote. Soon, it was every state and women had a say.

Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony was a leader of the Seneca Falls Convention. She was also a leader in the NWSA ( National Women's Suffrage Association). Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her bot worked together to achieve their goals.

Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams was the presidents wife during the time that women were trying to gain the right to vote. At first she was skeptical about supporting the idea of women gaining voting rights because she was afraid of what her husband would do. After carefully thinking about it, she began to support the idea. She had a major part in the 19th Amendment being passed because she finally encouraged her husband to support the idea also.

Which is most important

Tuesday, Sep. 11th 2001 at 9pm

World Trade Center, New York, NY, United States

New York, NY

I think that 9/11 was the most important turning point because it had a lot of results that followed it. A lot of people lost their lives and it was something that traumatized all of the US. New policies regarding security were created. The Patriot Act allowed the government to search through anyone's personal items. They could go through computers and phones if the felt that they had a reason to. Airport security also changed because of this event because it is now harder to get in and out of the US than it was before the event occurred.