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TAKS 10th Grade Social Studies

Subjects : taks, humanities
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1. The measruemnt of the percent of people in a given state or country who can read a write

2. Compliantes againsts a person or state

3. 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';

4. Those advances in science or medicine that adaacnes the knowledge of a state or individual

5. Supporst of the constiution who favored a strong national government

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

7. Not allowed

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

9. A disease caused by a mirooorganism or other agent such as a bacterium - fungus - or virus - that enters the body of an organism

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

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

12. To obtain or receive

13. Governmnet in which one perosn has uncontrolled or unlimited authority over others

14. 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

15. Series of laws passed by England to regulate the Colonist's trade - so England would make money

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

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

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

19. Wre people who opposed to the constituion preferring more power to be given to the state governments than to the national government

20. A system in which each branch of government has its own powers

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

22. Next to or beside

23. Improtant points in an event

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

25. Author of the Monroe Doctrine - which shut down the western hemispher to european exansion or interference

26. The coniditon of finances of a state or individual

27. 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

28. 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

29. A policy pursued by a nation in its dealings with other nations

30. The delivery or giving out of an item or items to the intended recipients

31. To contaminate or corup

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

33. Having to do with clothing

34. A grade or level of subistence and comfort in everday life enjoyed by a community - class - or individual

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

36. The taking of supplies - forces - money - etc. - from a given soruce - also the act of mkaing military service mandatory for certain persons

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

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

39. 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

40. Important; of consequence

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

42. To be compeletly destroyed

43. The right to vote

44. To change

45. Changing iron into steal

46. 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

47. Is the first ten amednments of the Constituion and detail the protection of individual liberties

48. A government ruled by a subject to religiouc authority

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

50. 'Father of the Constitution'