91/11/2001: The Day That Changed America
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.

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  1. A person who has served in the armed forces is called a ______________.
  2. 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 "______________" Address.
  3. 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.
  4. The ______________ of Allegiance is an oath of loyalty to the nation's flag, and is recited nationwide at schools.
  5. 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.
  6. The "Star-Spangled Banner" is America's national ______________, another word for the patriotic song we sing at baseball games.
  7. 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.
  8. _____________ Day, the first Monday in September, is a day to honor America's working class.
  9. 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.
  10. The __________ 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!

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