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C apitalization: Historical Terms
 
Lesson 5-40
Prompt:Specific historical events, movements, and periods are usually capitalized: "the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, the Boar War, the American Civil War." The definite article "the" is sometimes included as part of a historical term by some authors. For purposes of this lesson only, do not capitalize the article "the" as part of the historical term.
Directions:The sentences below either show errors in capitalization or are correct as shown. Click to select the word or words you feel should be correctly capitalized but are not capitalized, or select "(correct as is)" at the end of each sentence.
1.Have you studied the american revolutionary war? (correct as is)
2.President Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation. (correct as is)
3.What were things like during the great depression? (correct as is)
4.Our country expanded across the continent during the period called the western expansion. (correct as is)
5.When was the voting rights act passed? (correct as is)
6.President Johnson signed the civil rights act. (correct as is)
7.Did the bronze age come before the iron age? (correct as is)
8.My grandfather fought in world war II. (correct as is)
9.My favorite time in history is the middle ages. (correct as is)
10.We studied the colonial period in American history. (correct as is)
11.Last year we studied the period known as the age of exploration. (correct as is)
12.Is that an example of the modern movement in American art? (correct as is)
13.Have you studied the reform movement in American history? (correct as is)
14.There is great interest in the Big Bang Theory of the universe. (correct as is)
15.The great increase in manufacturing was brought about by the industrial revolution. (correct as is)
16.Our greatest revolution is the scientific revolution. (correct as is)
17.Will we ever have another ice age? (correct as is)
18.Did man live during the age of dinosaurs? (correct as is)
19.Of all our wars, the american civil war was the most costly. (correct as is)
20.They participated in the antiwar movement in the 1960s. (correct as is)