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TAKS 10th Grade Social Studies

Subjects : taks, humanities
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. A succesful - floursihing or thriving condition






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






3. Forbids the gov. to order private citizens to allow soldier to live in their homes






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






5. Having to do with clothing






6. An economy that is planned and controled by a central administration as in the former soviet Union






7. Gernal of the Union Army and was responsible for winning the Civil War for the north






8. 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






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






10. A machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers - Eli whitney






11. To promote or improve the growth of (a plant - crop - etc.) by labor and attention






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






13. 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






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






15. Stressed three dnagers facing the nation. The first related to the rise of polictical parties. Written by George Washington






16. Living in a country






17. Economic theory that a country's strength is measured by the amount of gold it has that a country should sell more than it buys and that the colonies exist for the benefit of the the Mother Country






18. The number of pople living per unti of an area (per square mile)






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






20. 16th president of the USA who sucessfully put the Union back together only to be assassinated 5 days later after the Civil war ended






21. Limits imposed on all branches of a government by vestin in each branch the right to amen or void the acts of another






22. Pertaining to the geography or natural landforms of a given area - or a location wihin a given area






23. 'Father of the Constitution'






24. Citizens individually choose their representatives in a legislature






25. The freedom of private businesses to operate competitively for profit with minimal goverment regulations






26. By the north in 1863 effectively split the Confederacy in two and gave control of the Mississippe River to the Union






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






28. The number of years that an individual is exprected to live as deteremined by statistics






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






30. Abolished slavery






31. The right to vote






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






33. Important; of consequence






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






35. Unable to move or with limited space and operate






36. Fired at Lexington Massachusetts in April 1775






37. Small town in Virgina where Robert E Lee surrendered the Confederate Army to Ulysses S. Grant ending the Civil War






38. John Deere






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






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






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






42. 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






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






44. Published the Liberator; abolished Slavery






45. Usually good or services sent out of one's country or are to be consumed by antoher






46. 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.'






47. A point at which an important decision must be made






48. The turing point of the American Revolution led to a miltiary alliance with France






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






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