IEW: U.S. History-Based Writing, Volume 1, Vocabulary Words
George Washington was a pillar for the patriots in the Revolutionary War.
A quick dollar is not the way to true prosperity.
Mom tried to coax her sick son to take his medicine.
The Indian stood transfixed as the strange ships approached.
The bat in his hand caused his mother to presume he had broken the window.
Explorers presumed to claim American land for their countries.
Her hat was askew and her hair was a mess.
Two chairs flank the fireplace.
He opened the Bible reverently.
John Smith endeavor to make Jamestown survive.
John Smith resolved to require everyone in Jamestown to work in order to eat.
John Smith must have been appalled at the gentlemen who refused to work.
In Jamestown, the desire for riches seemed frivolous when so many were starving.
The setters feared the Indians would be hostile.
The hostile storm tossed the tiny boat.
2) to become less in strength or violence.
The storm did not subside for weeks.
Below in the gun deck, the Pilgrims were secluded from the dangers on deck.
The journey to the New World was long and perilous.
John Smith, who was a cunning leader, announced the law that would save Jamestown.
John Smith understood the gravity of the situation.
The Pilgrims and the Mayflower persevered through the horrible storm.
The Pilgrims had to contemplate much before deciding to journey to America.
Who can truly fathom the extent of God’s grace?
The impotent King, who was across the ocean in England, could not control the colonists.
Storing food for winter was imperative in colonial times.
The king hoped the colonists would placidly obey his laws and pay his taxes.
Since cold, harsh winters were inevitable in New England, colonists had to store plenty of food every autumn.
Puritans believed it was a sin to squander time or resources.
The Puritans did not waver al all in the practice of their faith.
The New England Puritans had to be diligent farmers to produce much food from the rocky soil.
The English settlers that crossed the Appalachian Mountains provoked the French, who then sent soldiers to defend their land.
The English audaciously began to settle territory that the French believed belonged to them.
The French were indigant when the English told tem to leave the Ohio River Valley.
There was much animosity between the English and the French.
The Redcoats approached the waiting minutemen warily.
America was destined for war.
The minutemen met at Lexington to confront the Redcoats.
The minutemen vehemently fought the Redcoats.
King George expected the colonishts to be compliant, but they believed his laws were unfair.
When King George would not listen to their pleas for a fair and peaceful solution, the colonists were compled to declare their independence from Britain.
The Continental Congress met to deliberate the idea of declaring independence.
Adjective (de LIB er uht): Decided upon as a result of careful thought.
The Continental Congress made a deliberate decision when they adopted the declaration.
The Americans colonists repeatedly asked King George for fair treatment, but he was obstinate.
The members of the Second Continental Congress made a solemn pledge as they signed the Declaration of Independence.
When he sent troops to America, many colonists believed King George was a tyrant.
The inspiring words of the Declaration of Independence have enthralled people all over the world.
Thomas Jefferson was an adept writer, so he was asked to pen the Declaration.
John Paul Jones fought with incessant determination.
Samuel Adams was one of the most zealous patriots, stirring up others ti fight for freedom.
Nathan Hale showed not trepidation when he was to be executed.
Benjamin Franklin led an exemplary life.
2) attracting attention as by size or position.
The delegates who wrote the Constitution were all prominent men in their states.
Our founding fathers met privily and refused to discuss their work until the Constitution was complete.
The expression “being privy” to something means sharing in a secret knowledge of something.
The founding fathers wanted the Constitution to affirm their belief in a government by and for the people.
2) to support or adopt a cause or theory.
The founding fathershoped that the people of America would espouse the government set forth in the Constitution.
Writing the Constitution was a tedious process.
Before Congress could implement the ideas written in the Constitution, the states had to ratify it.
Each state would scrutinize the details of the proposed Constitution before voting on it.
The Constitution gave the United States the potential to become a great country governed by the people.
When children see our flag, some may aspire to become the president of the great country.
He was elated as the fireworks brightened the sky and the band played “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Francis Scott Key knew that the flag flying onver Fort McHenry was an auspicious sign.
When our country faces adverse circumstances, the flag helps unite us.
Lewis and Clark hoped the Native Americans in the Louisiana Territory would be amiable.
In the Lewis and Clark story, the mountains were a kind of antagonist.
Lewis’ men were almost distraught when they way the Rocky Moutains standing in their way.
Lewis and Clark must have been awestruck at many of the sights and animals of the Louisiana Territory.
The theme could be considered trite in literature, but since it was true story, it was inspiring.
The moutain range was a formidable obstacle.
Before the Lewis and Clark expedition, Americans had only obscure ideas about the Louisiana Territory.
The explorers were laden with heavy supplies that made their travel slow.
The families on the Oregon Trail would revel in the thought of being able to begin a new life.
The jaunty children traveling in covered wagons needed to get out and run around every few miles.
The settlers traveling in the wagon trains hoped they would not encounter hostile Native Americans.
The spacious Oregon Territory lured settlers from crowded eastern cities.