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TAKS 10th Grade World History

Subjects : taks, history
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. Union vs. Confederacy. Jefferson Davis is President of the South; Lincoln of the North






2. Power is divided between the state government and the federal government with some powers shared.






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






4. Began when South Carolina threatened to secede from the Union if the federal gov't tried to collect tariffs duties in their state.






5. Machine that allowed text to be mass produced which allowed the spreading of ideas






6. Artificial waterway for navigation - irrigation






7. Movement of people from on country or location to another






8. 1607 first colony in America. Established representative government based on the British system of government






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






10. 1st 10 Amendments which guarantee individual rights






11. Renaissance Value that humans are important. It shifted the focus from the after life (religion) to a person's life on earth






12. 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






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






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






15. Division of power between the national (federal) and state governments - ex.: national gov't coins money and the state gov't cannot






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






17. Involving other countries






18. Surge in scientific discovery in Europe






19. Developed complex societies such as Maya and Aztec






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






21. 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.






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






23. Guaranteed/protected basic rights of the English citizens and foundation for US Bill of Rights






24. Wrote the Emancipation Proclamation.






25. Strong nations seek to dominate other countries (territories) politically - economically - or socially






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






27. 1st written constitution






28. Invented by Eli Whitney it removed the seeds from cotton quicker than by hand which helped increase production






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






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






31. Smaller community located in the area surround a city.






32. All things that surround us.






33. The 1st 10 amendments to the Constitution.






34. Having industries for the machine production of goods






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






36. King/queen who has unlimited power






37. Year that the first 10 amendments to the Constitution were made which protected the rights of individuals from abuses of the national government






38. Beginning of mass production - interchangeable parts.






39. Having to do with one's own homeland






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






41. Modern Constitution






42. Right of groups of people to create their own nation






43. Declares slavery illegal in the United States.






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






45. Guaranteed English Citizens certain rights and stated that elections for Parliament were to be held often.






46. Type of government where - through law - some control is placed on leadership's power such as a democracy.






47. Mesopotamian king who created the first written law code






48. Officially ended the American Revolution






49. Tax on imports and exports.






50. The concept that political power rests with the people who create and can alter or abolish government.