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Alphabet Lists: History

Whether you are a teacher or parent who is teaching children the alphabet, or just someone who loves words, alphabetizing, alliteration, or all of the above, we hope you find these word lists useful. 

These are not meant to be exhaustive--just thorough, covering the basics from many categories that can be tied to the academic curriculum.

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A

Abolition, Adams (Abigail), Adams (John Quincey), Adams (John), African Slave Trade, Alamo, Alexander the Great, Amendments, Anglo-Saxons, Anthony (Susan B.), Antietam, Apache, Apollo 11, Archimedes, Aristotle, Armstrong (Neil), Attila the Hun, Aztecs

B

Baby Boomers, Babylon, Bacon (Francis), Bill of Rights, Black Death, Bootleggers, Boston Tea Party, British Empire, Bronze Age, Buchanan (James), Buddha, Bull Run (Battle), Bunker Hill (Battle), Bush (George H. W.), Bush (George W.), Byzantine Empire

C

Capitalism, Captain James Cook, Carnegie (Andrew), Carter (Jimmy), Catherine the Great, Centurion (Rome), Chamberlain (Joshua Lawrence), Charlemagne, Cherokee, Churchill (Winston), Civil Rights Movement, Civil War, Cleopatra, Cleveland (Grover), Clinton (Bill), Cold War, Colonialism, Columbus (Christopher), Communism, Confederacy, Confucius, Constantine, Constantinople, Constitution, Continental Congress, Coolidge (Calvin), Crusades (The), Cuban Missile Crisis, Cuneiform, Curie (Marie)

D

D-Day, Dalai Lama, Darwin (Charles), Declaration of Independence, Descartes (Rene), Disney (Walt), Douglass (Frederick), Drake (Francis), Dust Bowl

E

Earhart (Amelia), East India Trading Company, Edison (Thomas), Egypt, Einstein (Albert), Eisenhower (Dwight), Emancipation Proclamation, Emperor, Empress, Enlightenment

F

Feudalism, Ford (Gerald), Fort Knox, Frank (Anne), Franklin (Benjamin), French and Indian War, Freud (Sigmund)

G

Galileo, Gandhi (Mahatma), Gates (Bill), Generation X, Genghis Khan, Gettysburg, Gilded Age, Gold Rush, Gone with the Wind, Grant (Ulysses), Great Depression, Greece, Greek, Gutenberg (Johannes)

H

Hamilton (Alexander), Harlem Reniassance, Hawking (Stephen), Hawthorne (Nathaniel), Hemmingway (Ernest), Hieroglyphs (Egypt), Hiroshima, Hitler (Adolf), Homer (Greece), Hoover (Herbert), Huckleberry Finn

I

Immigration, Inauguration, Inca Empire, Independence Hall, Industrial Revolution, Information Age, Iron Age, Iroquois, Islamic Conquests, Iwo Jima (Battle)

J

Jackson (Andrew), Jamestown, Jazz Age, Jefferson (Thomas), Jesus Christ, Jim Crow Laws, Joan of Arc, Jobs (Steve), Johnson (Lyndon B.), Julius Caesar

K

Kennedy (John F.), Key (Francis Scott), King (Martin Luther), King Alfred, King Henry VIII, King Philip’s War, King Solomon (Israel), Kitty Hawk (First Flight), Korean War

L

Lafayette (Marquis), Latin, Leif Erickson, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Liberty Bell, Lincoln (Abraham), Lindbergh (Charles), Longfellow (Henry Wadsworth), Louisiana Territory

M

Madison (James), Magellan, Malcolm X, Mandela (Nelson), Manifest Destiny, Marx (Karl), Mary Queen of Scots, Mayans, Mayflower, Mesopotamia, Middle Ages, Millay (Edna St. Vincent), Ming Dynasty (China), Mongols, Monroe (James), Muhammad

N

Napoleon Bonaparte, NASA, Native Americans, Nazi Germany, Nero, Newton (Isaac), Nightingale (Florence), Nixon (Richard), Nuclear War

O

Obama (Barack), Ottoman Empire

P

Panama Canal, Parks (Rosa), Pasteur (Louis), Pearl Harbor, Persia, Pharaoh, Pilgrims, Pioneers, Plato, Pocahontas, Poe (Edgar Allen), Polk (James), Polo (Marco), Powhatan, President, Prime Minister, Prohibition, Protestant Reformation, Puritans

Q

Qin Dynasty (China), Queen Elizabeth I, Queen of Sheba, Queen Victoria

R

Ramses II, Rasputin, Reagan (Ronald), Reconstruction Era, Renaissance, Revolutionary War, Robert the Bruce (Scotland), Rockefeller (John D.), Roman Catholic Church, Roman Empire, Rome, Roosevelt (Eleanor), Roosevelt (Franklin D.), Roosevelt (Theodore), Ross (Betsy)

S

Saint Paul, Sakagawea, Seminole, Seneca Falls, September 11, Shakespeare, Sioux, Smith (John), Social Security, Socrates, Space Race, Spirit of St. Louis, Squanto, Stalin (Joseph), Stanton (Elizabeth Cady), Star Spangled Banner, Statue of Liberty, Stowe (Harriet Beecher)

T

Taft (William Howard), Thatcher (Margaret), Thirteen Colonies, Trail of Tears, Transcontinental Railroad, Truman (Harry), Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Tubman (Harriet), Tutankhamun, Twain (Mark)

U

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, United Nations

V

Van Buren (Martin), Victorian Era, Vietnam War, Vikings, Voltaire

W

Wabanaki, Wall Street, Wampanoag, War of 1812, Washington (George), Watergate Scandal, White House, Wilberforce (William), Wilson (Woodrow), World War I, World War II, Wright (Wilbur and Orville)

X

Xia Dynasty (China)

Z

Zanzibar (Africa)

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