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TAKS 10th Grade Social Studies

Subjects : taks, humanities
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. The principle or system of vesiting in separte branches the excuitve - legislatvie - and judical powers of a government






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






3. Former slave who became the best know black abolitionsit in the country 'north star'






4. Published the Liberator; abolished Slavery






5. An ecomny where buisness compete for business in an open market - with little governmnet interfernce






6. A type of government in which its functions and powers are prescribed - limited - and restricted by law






7. Citizens individually choose their representatives in a legislature






8. Is the refusal to obey a government laws or law as a means of passive resistance becasue of one's moral convicition of belief






9. Material before being processed or manufactured into a final form (oil - iron)






10. Led to the Boston Tea Party






11. Forbidden colonist to settle west of the Appalachian Moutians






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






13. Changing iron into steal






14. The turing point of the Civil War for the North - Confederate troops were forced to retreat and never invaded the North again






15. 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






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






17. States that people have rights toher than those mentioned in the Constitution






18. Mexico sold all of California and New mexico to the US






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






20. Widespread hunger within a given region






21. Moving from one place to antoher






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






23. Series of essays written by James Madison - John Jay - Alexander Hamilton - defending the Consituion and the principles on which the government of the United States was founded






24. Seneca Falls Convention creating the Women's Rights movement in the US






25. Purchased the Louisana Territory from Fracne in 1803. The untied States paid 15 million and it double the size of the U.S.






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






27. Robert Fulton






28. Women's rights organizer






29. Relationships that exsits between governments






30. When a public official (a president or Supreme Court Justice) is brought to trail for crimes committed in office






31. Congres shall make no law restricing freddom of speech - religion - press assembly and petition






32. John Deere






33. A term for cows - horses - and other cattle






34. Leader of the original democratic party and a 'president of the pople' he was also responsbible for the Trail of Tears - which forced Native Americans west of the Mississippi River






35. Things that you own






36. Having to do with business






37. The first permanent English settlement was founded in 1607






38. 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.






39. Is the right of the Supreme Court to judge laws passd by COngress and determine wheaterh they are consitutial or not






40. Passionate patriot who became fomous for his fiery speeches in favor of American Independence his most famous quote included the worlds 'give me liberty or give me Death.'






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






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






43. 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






44. The legal prohibition and ending of slavery






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






46. Is a tax on goods brought into a country






47. Guarantees the right of states to organize millias or armies and the right of indivudlas to bear arms






48. Massachusetts Congressman and senator who spoke for the Norhta nd the preservation of the Union






49. Not allowed






50. A state of great comotion - confusion - of disturbance