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TAKS 10th Grade Social Studies

Subjects : taks, humanities
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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Partainingto or of the nature of a union of states under a central govermnet distinct from the indivdual govermnets of the separate staets






2. Created two houses of Congress. One based on population - and ther other gave equal represnetation of each state






3. Stated that - 'no state..can lawfully get out of the Union..' bt pledged there would be no war unless the South started it - was ment to hlep heal and resore the country after four years of the Civil War






4. John Deere






5. The amount of births ina country druing a specific period






6. Short speech given by Abrahman Lincoln to dedicate a cemetry for soliders who died at the Battle of Gettysburg. It is considered a profound statement of American ideals. Four score and seven years ago - our fathers....and that governemtn of the peopl






7. An agreement singed in 1620 b the Pilgrims in Playmouth - to consult each other baout laws for the colony and a promise to work together to make it succeed. Postive step towards self - rule.






8. Abraham Lincoln issued this on January 1 - 1863 seeting all slaves in the Confederate states Free






9. Ended the French and Indian War and effectively kicked the French out of North America; ended the American Revolution and foreced Britian to recginze the United States as an idependent Nations






10. Living in a country






11. Was an escaped slave who became a Conductor on the Undergroud Railroad and helped over 300 salves to freedom in the North






12. The 'great charter' of Enlgish liberties - forced form King John by the English barons - June 15 - 1215






13. Having to do with business






14. Fired at Lexington Massachusetts in April 1775






15. Body of citizens enrolled for miliatry service - and called out periodically for drill but serving full time only in emergencies






16. A country or state that is surrouded by land on all sides






17. South carolina congressman and senator who spoke for the south before and during the Civil War






18. When power is given to the people of the state to choose their governmnet






19. Important to a certain event or topic






20. The Supreme Court decision that rulled that the consitution gave contorl of interstate comerce to the U.S. congress not the individual states trhough whih a route passed






21. A economy where enough is grown hunted and crafted to provide for the basic needs of the people






22. The british defeat at Yorktown - Virgina by George Washingtown's troops singaled the end of the american revolution. accepted the surrrender of the main british army under Cronwallis






23. Guarantees citizenship and righst to all poeple born or antrualized in the US






24. The desire for goods and services by thoe who have the financial reserves to acqurie them (the amount of sutomers that want to buy something)






25. Inventor - stateman - diplomat - signer of the declaration of independence and delegate to constituatl convention.






26. A government ruled by a subject to religiouc authority






27. An economy that operates by voluntary echange in a free market and is not planned or contorlled by a central aauthority; a capitalisc economy






28. The measure of ability to accomplish a job with a minimum exenditure of time and effort






29. A formal expression of opinion or intention made - usually after voting by a formal organization - a legislature - a club or another group






30. Farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields - Cyrus Mccormick






31. Compliantes againsts a person or state






32. The 1803 Court decision that gave the Supreme Court the right to determine whether a law violates the Constituion it set up the principle of Judical Review






33. The amount of wokers available to perform the tasks necessary for a society to function






34. An act of the Second Continental Congress - adopted on July 4 - 1776 - which declared that the Thirteen Colonies in North America were 'Free and Independent States' and that 'all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain - is a






35. The total market value of all the goods and services produced within the borders of a ntaion during a specificed period






36. The providing or supplying of something - esp. food or other necessities - in law providing for a specific circumstances or event.






37. A succesful - floursihing or thriving condition






38. King of England during the American Revolution - taxed the colines refused the Olive Branch Petition leading to the final break with the colonies






39. The toal national income divided by the number of people in the nation






40. Means to improve by vote






41. The principle or system of vesiting in separte branches the excuitve - legislatvie - and judical powers of a government






42. The measruemnt of the percent of people in a given state or country who can read a write






43. Claims agaisnt a person or a state usually negitive






44. Was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine to convice colonists that it was time to become independent from Britian






45. The supreme law of the United States of America. It was adopted on September 17 - 1787 - by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - and later ratified by conventions in each state in the name of 'the People';






46. Original records of an event - they incldue eyewitness reports created at the time of an event speeches - and letters by people involved in the event - photographs and artifacts






47. Resprenting a wide range of things like ethnicites - genders and ideals






48. To obtain or receive






49. Thsoe rights reserved speifically for the state and not given to the federal government






50. War between the Union and Confederacy from 1861-1865