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TAKS 10th Grade World History

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1. First 10 Amendments supporting individual freedoms.

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

3. A government that elects its leaders

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

5. Government where the religious leader run the government

6. U.S. Constitution written by delegates to the Constitutional Convention to revise the Articles of Confederation and decided to draft a new plan of government for the U.S.

7. Statistical data of a population like - GDP per capita - Life Expectance - Literacy Rate - Infant mortality - ethnicity - religion etc

8. Leader of Great Britain in WWII who coined the phrase Iron Curtain

9. Pardon for sin. Martin Luther questioned the churches authority to pardon sin and especially the idea that you could buy the pardon

10. Congress enacted this law to give President Jackson the authority to use the army and navy if necessary to enforce the tariff law of 1828.

11. Economic thinker that supported capitalism

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

13. The rights guaranteed to individual citizens by the Bill of Rights.

14. Complaints

15. 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

16. Statement made by Abraham Lincoln which essentially freed the slaves

17. This is also referred to as a city

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

19. 1st American Constitution; States had too much power.

20. An original document - artifact - picture - journal - cartoon from the period in which an event occurred or a record from a person who participated in the event.

21. Government process of charging a fee on goods - products - people and/or activities

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

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

24. Power of the President to reject a bill passed by Congress.

25. Lincoln frees slaves in the states of rebellion.

26. An economic system based on private ownership and on the investment of money in business ventures in order to make a profit (money)

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

28. Shift from agriculture to industry (commercial industry) mass production of goods. It also led to the growth of cities and global trade

29. 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

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

31. Average income per person

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

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

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

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

36. Temples in the Fertile Crescent/Mesopotamia

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

38. Involving other countries

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

40. Europeans explored and conquered much of the world. Goal was to find trade route to Asia

41. Belief in many gods

42. People who settle and live in a colony

43. Beginning of mass production - interchangeable parts.

44. Artificial waterway for navigation - irrigation

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

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

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

48. Each branch of government has a way to restrict/check the actions of the other 2 branches

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

50. 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.