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TAKS 10th Grade World History

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1. He wrote the Declaration of Independence - was the 3rd president of the U.S.A. and made the Louisiana purchase

2. Similar to traditional economy and associated with subsistence agriculture

3. Mesopotamian king who created the first written law code

4. Belief in many gods

5. Commander of the Continental Army and 1st President.

6. The spread of ideas - people and places to new places

7. Millions of Africans were enslaved and transported across the Atlantic Ocean to work on plantations in the Americas and Caribbean region

8. Supreme Court upheld segregation - 'Separate but equal.'

9. Upheld the idea of separated but equal

10. Surge in scientific discovery in Europe

11. Developed complex societies such as the Inca

12. Chinese invention that helped make sea travel across the Atlantic Ocean possible

13. Period in Europe that began after the fall of the Roman Empire Characterized by feudalism - Roman Catholic Church was the unifier of the age with more power than Kings/Lords

14. Having to do with one's own homeland

15. Exchange of goods and services.

16. Complaints

17. Artificial waterway for navigation - irrigation

18. Christian warriors sent to regain the Holy Land (Jerusalem) from the Muslims that controlled

19. Term used to describe the division between Western (democratic) Europe and Eastern (communist) Europe

20. Flat - horizontal lines on a map

21. Europe would not interfere in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere

22. England's overthrow of the monarchy and establishment of a constitutional monarchy (representative government)

23. People in a society that are willing and able to work

24. Who opposed the Constitution?

25. Tax on imports and exports.

26. The Bill of Rights were amended to the Constitution to protect what?

27. Lincoln frees slaves in the states of rebellion.

28. Life - Liberty - property or Life - Liberty - the Pursuit of Happiness

29. Union vs. Confederacy. Jefferson Davis is President of the South; Lincoln of the North

30. Passed in 1689 in England - this document guaranteed English citizens certain rights and set a procedure for electing representatives to Parliament.

31. Meeting to revise the Articles of Confederation resulting in a new form of Government. Great Compromise.

32. Water way through Panama that shortens the distance by water from East coast of the US to the West Coast

33. Use indicators such as income - education - birth rate/death rate - $ spent on food - population density - and so on to determine quality of life.

34. Water way through Egypt that connect the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea

35. Limited the power of the King in 1215

36. Government where people elect others to speak and act on their behalf.

37. The idea that the power of government is divided into three branches of gov't.

38. Abuse of power is controlled by the three branches of government watching each other and having the power to approve or disapprove certain actions of the other.

39. Sent to Britain (George III) with the grievances the Colonist had with England and why they were going to become their own Nation

40. Declaration of Independence signed on July 4th of this year in Philadelphia by delegated of the Second Continental Congress.

41. Spread of ideas - technology - religion - language and other cultural practices over time and space.

42. The land south of the Sahara Desert in Africa that includes some of the world's richest mineral deposits and fertile land.

43. An economic system in which all means of production are owned by the people - private property does not exist - and all goods and services are shared equally

44. First 10 Amendments supporting individual freedoms.

45. Split in the church

46. Beginning of mass production - interchangeable parts.

47. Trading goods or services for other goods or services

48. Rulers power is limited by law - Great Britain's current form of government since Glorious Revolution

49. A written plan of government for the colonies created a weak league of 13 nearly independent states in 1777. The 1st Constitution of the U.S.

50. U.S. was divided over the issues of states rights and slavery