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5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- First Continental Congress
- Democrats 1836-1850
- beat movement
- Eli Whitney
- a The First Continental Congress convened on September 5, 1774, to protest the Intolerable Acts. The congress endorsed the Suffolk Resolves, voted for a boycott of British imports, and sent a petition to King George III, conceding to Parliament the power of regulation of commerce but stringently objecting to its arbitrary taxation and unfair judicial system.
- b TRADITION, opposed banks and corporations as state legislated economic privilege, anti state legistlaed reforms and preferred individual freedom of choice, TJ agrarians, expansion, progress thru external growth, SOUTH
- c Inventor of the cotton gin
- d a social and artistic movement of the 1950's stressing unrestrained literary self expression and nonconformity with the mainstream culture
- e the failure or refusal of a U.S. state to aid in the enforcement of federal laws within its state limits
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- a rebellion of teens and young adults against mainstream American society in the 1960s
- Mode of transportation that largely supplants canals by 1850s
- 1837) interest of community are above corporate rights case settled a dispute over the constitutional clause regarding obligation of contract
- System that allowed farmers to get more credit. They used harvested crops to pay back their loans.
- Each of the three branches of government "checks" the power of the other two, so no one branch can become too powerful. The president (executive) can veto laws passed by Congress (legislative), and also chooses the judges in the Supreme Court (judiciary). Congress can overturn a presidential veto if 2/3 of the members vote to do so. The Supreme Court can declare laws passed by Congress and the president unconstitutional, and hence invalid.
5 True/False Questions
Internment Camps → Founder of the settlement house movement
Brigham Young → Leader of Mormons
nation → Soviet Union
Thomas Jefferson → President who acquired Florida and passed the Missouri Compromise and Monroe Doctrine
Stephen Douglas → Senator from Illinois, author of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Freeport Doctrine, argues in favor of popular sovereignty