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TAKS 10th Grade Social Studies

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

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

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

4. Form of government embodying deomcratic principles and hwere a monarch is not the head of state

5. 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

6. Leader of the original democratic party and a 'president of the pople' he was also responsbible for the Trail of Tears - which forced Native Americans west of the Mississippi River

7. Unable to move or with limited space and operate

8. Partainingto or of the nature of a union of states under a central govermnet distinct from the indivdual govermnets of the separate staets

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

10. The total market value of all the goods and services produced within the borders of a ntaion during a specificed period

11. The offense of acting to overthrow one's government

12. Abolished slavery

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

14. Thsoe rights reserved speifically for the state and not given to the federal government

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

16. To be compeletly destroyed

17. Established a system of setting up governments in the western territories so they could eventually join the UNion. its consitution had to provide for a representative governemnt and ithad to prohibit slavery

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

19. Citizens individually choose their representatives in a legislature

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

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

22. 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

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

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

25. Righst that you can not surrender - sell or transer. they are a gift from the creator to the individual and can not under any circumstatnces be srurredned or taken (life - liberty - happiness)

26. A sudden increase in the birthrate of an area or state

27. Moving from one place to antoher

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

29. General of the confederate army

30. The right to vote

31. Fired at Lexington Massachusetts in April 1775

32. Powerfuly Knetucky congressmn senator who propoosed the American system and the Compromise of 1850

33. Not allowed

34. Led to the Boston Tea Party

35. Ungentle and unpleasant in action or effect

36. Published the Liberator; abolished Slavery

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

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

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

40. Member of the sons of liberty who started the committee of correspondcne to stir public support for american indepdnece

41. The Supreme Court decision that said saves were property and not citizens

42. Next to or beside

43. A person who exercises authority; cheif officer; leader

44. The idea of a state declaring a federal law illegal

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

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

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

48. Relationships that exsits between governments

49. Ended the French and Indian War and effectively kicked the French out of North America; ended the American Revolution and foreced Britian to recginze the United States as an idependent Nations

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