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TAKS 10th Grade World History

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1. Developed complex societies such as Maya and Aztec

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

3. Pride in ones country

4. A series of essays written to support ratification of the Constitution.

5. Transfer of plants - animals - disease - and cultures between Europe - Asia and Africa (Old World) and North and South America (New World). It started with Christopher Columbus to the Americas in 1492

6. Slanted coverage or one - sided information about an event; prejudiced information.

7. Rights that cannot be taken away or surrendered.

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

9. Economic thinker that supported capitalism

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

11. Wrote the Emancipation Proclamation.

12. Writing system in the Fertile Crescent/Mesopotamia

13. Enlightened thinker/inventor. Oldest delegate to Const. Convention.

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

15. Colonies separate from England... 'unalienable rights'

16. Curbed States' Rights

17. Growing crops just to support a family and not have any extra for sale.

18. Exchange of goods and services.

19. Average number of years people live

20. Signed in England - this document provided limits to the power of the king.

21. He was commander of the Continental Army - defeated Cornwallis at the Battle Yorktown - and 1st president of the U.S. A.

22. Beginning of mass production - interchangeable parts.

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

24. Belief in many gods

25. Average number of children that die by the age of 5

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

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

28. Modern Constitution

29. Refers to the amount and quality of economic and industrial resources - often related to national income.

30. Mass production of food

31. One of the 1st written Constitutions of the Colonies. (1639)

32. Supreme Court can decide if a law violates the Constitution

33. Articles published to get support for the Constitution.

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

35. Restrictions on the powers the government has like states cannot create money

36. The idea that government is controlled by the people who hold power and elect representatives - giving those representatives power to make and enforce laws.

37. 1st Representative government assembly in the colonies (1619)

38. To cut off supplies; a military and economic tool used to force a nation or area to suffer shortages and to give up fighting.

39. Basic economy that was used in early farming and hunting and gathering societies

40. Information that comes from other sources such as a textbook - encyclopedia.

41. Complaints

42. Percent of people in a country that can read and write

43. Established Judicial Review.

44. Citizens vote for representatives who make and enforce the laws. US form of government

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

46. Temples in the Fertile Crescent/Mesopotamia

47. 1st written constitution

48. Prelude to the Civil War. South Carolina believed a State had the power to override the Federal (National) Government

49. Tax on imports and exports.

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