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TAKS 10th Grade Social Studies

Subjects : taks, humanities
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1. A system in which each branch of government has its own powers

2. The amount of wokers available to perform the tasks necessary for a society to function

3. A point at which an important decision must be made

4. The coniditon of finances of a state or individual

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

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

7. To change

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

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

10. A term for cows - horses - and other cattle

11. A system of government in which power is divided between a central authority and consituent political unites (states)

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

13. The amount of captial or money available to a person or a state

14. An act of the Second Continental Congress - adopted on July 4 - 1776 - which declared that the Thirteen Colonies in North America were 'Free and Independent States' and that 'all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain - is a

15. Moving from one place to antoher

16. Abolished slavery

17. Samuel Morse

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

19. To contaminate or corup

20. Next to or beside

21. A type of government in which its functions and powers are prescribed - limited - and restricted by law

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

23. An ecomny where buisness compete for business in an open market - with little governmnet interfernce

24. Ungentle and unpleasant in action or effect

25. Cultural patterns that are widespread within a popualtion *style of clothes and hair ect

26. 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

27. Is the refusal to obey a government laws or law as a means of passive resistance becasue of one's moral convicition of belief

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

29. Living in a country

30. Unable to move or with limited space and operate

31. Claims agaisnt a person or a state usually negitive

32. Objects used to obtain goods and services - usually coins or bills

33. Guarantees citizenship and righst to all poeple born or antrualized in the US

34. Administration charcterized by exessive red tape (steps to you have to go throuh to get a destired result) and rountine

35. Abraham Lincoln issued this on January 1 - 1863 seeting all slaves in the Confederate states Free

36. Led to the Boston Tea Party

37. Is a tax on goods brought into a country

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

39. Was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine to convice colonists that it was time to become independent from Britian

40. Is a cruel and unjust government

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

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

43. Body of citizens enrolled for miliatry service - and called out periodically for drill but serving full time only in emergencies

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

45. Was the first site of the first battle of the Amercian Revolution

46. Created two houses of Congress. One based on population - and ther other gave equal represnetation of each state

47. South carolina congressman and senator who spoke for the south before and during the Civil War

48. 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

49. Widespread hunger within a given region

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