What Makes Us Strong?
Words of freedom are part of what makes the United States great.
You'll find these words in our history and in our future. Fill
in the blanks below, using the words supplied here. Then, try finding
the terms in the word box below. You can also click here (pdf) to print a copy of this word game.
anthem, Fourscore, Freedom, Gettysburg, Labor, Liberty, Oval,
Pledge, Rights, veteran
- A person who has served in the armed forces is called a ______________.
- On September 11, 2002, in honor of the victims of 9/11, New
York Governor George Pataki will reread a famous speech once
given by President Lincoln. This Lincoln speech has a famous
name, because it's so short and meaningful. It's also famous
because it's named after the site of a bloody Civil War battle
that took place in Pennsylvania. The speech is called the "______________"
- Poetry and prose from our past make us patriotic. Lincoln's
famous speech begins with a fancy way to say the number 80.
Lincoln says: "________ and seven years ago..." Literally, it
means four times 20.
- The ______________ of Allegiance is an oath of loyalty to
the nation's flag, and is recited nationwide at schools.
- The Statue of _________________, a gift from the French,
rests in New York Harbor, and is coated in copper. The monument
represents a woman escaping the chains of tyranny a fancy word
for a government bullying its citizens. At this site, the chains
lie at her feet.
- The "Star-Spangled Banner" is America's national ______________,
another word for the patriotic song we sing at baseball games.
- The Bill of _________ makes up the first 10 amendments to
the U.S. Constitution. These amendments are important because
they cover basic freedoms that the government can't take away.
- _____________ Day, the first Monday in September, is a day
to honor America's working class.
- The Four _____________(s) are human rights listed by President
Franklin D. Roosevelt in a 1941 speech. These rights are something
Roosevelt felt should be guaranteed around the world.
__________ Office, located in the White House, is where the President
of the United States conducts business.
Now see if you can find the terms here!
Click here for the answer key.