8th Grade Social Studies STAAR Review

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Which Came First?
The Colonial Era or Exploration Era?

Exploration Era

Which Came First?
The Westward Expansion or the Civil War?

Westward Expansion

Which Came First?
The Revolutionary Era or Colonial Era?

Colonial Era

Which Came First?
The Early Republic or the Revolutionary Era?

Revolutionary Era

Which Came First?
The American Revolutionary War or the French and Indian War?

French and Indian War

Which Came First?
The Civil War or the Mexican American War?

Mexican American War

Which Came First?
The French and Indian War or the Mexican American War?

French and Indian War

Which Came First?
The War of 1812 or the Civil War?

War of 1812

Which Came First?
The Election of Andrew Jackson or James Madison?

James Madison

Which Came First?
The Election of George Washington or Abraham Lincoln?

George Washington

Who Would Have Said...
"Let's Dump This Tea!"

Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty

Who Would Have Said...
"All political enemies of the Federalist Party should be thrown in jail!"

John Adams or Alexander Hamilton, members of the Federalist Party

Who Would Have Said...
"How can it be that the country I served during the ARW can not pay veterans such as myself, and is now threatening to auction our land?"

Daniel Shays

Who Would Have Said...
"Help me pack the carriage before they set fire to this place!"

Dolly Madison

Who Would Have Said...
"So You're the Little Lady Who Helped Start this Great Big War"

Abraham Lincoln

Who Would Have Said...
"Once I publish this autobiography describing my life as a slave, people will understand and appreciate what this abolitionist movement is all about"

Frederick Douglas

Who Would Have Said...
"The main character of my novel will be a slave named Uncle Tom"

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Who Would Have Said...
"I am the president of precedents"

George Washington

Who Would Have Said...
"I am remembered as the Great Compromiser, responsible for the Missouri Comp. and Compromise of 1850."

Henry Clay

Who Would Have Said...
"Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death"

Patrick Henry

Which President...
was the Republican President elected three months before South Carolina Seceeded?

Abraham Lincoln

Which President...
is also remembered in history as "The Father of the Constitution"?

James Madison

Which President...
served after George Washinton and before Thomas Jefferson?

John Adams

Which President...
Was in office the year the Bill of Rights was ratified?

George Washington

Which President...
Was in office after the War of 1812 and during the Missouri Compromise?

James Monroe

Which President...
Was known as "Old Hickory"

Andrew Jackson

Which President...
also wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

Which two Presidents...
were father and son?

John Adams and John Quincy Adams

Which President...
Was the First Democrat to hold office?

Andrew Jackson

In Which War...
did the writing of the Constitution result?

American Revolutionary War

In Which War...
was the U.S. split in two?

Civil War

In Which War...
did the British capture French land holdings in the North America?

French and Indian War

In Which War...
was James K. Polk president?

Mexican American War

In Which War...
did Spain sell Florida?

Seminole War

In Which War...
was the Treaty of Ghent signed ending Britain's second attempt to take the Americas

War of 1812

In Which War...
was the Battle of Saratoga the turning point of?

American Revolutionary War

In Which War...
did we capture lands of the American Southwest?

Mexican War

In Which War...
is the Emancipation Proclamation associated with?

The Civil War

Which Territory...
was the only territory we acquired from Spain?

Florida

Which Territory...
entered the United States after the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?

Lands of the Mexican Cession

Which Territory...
existed as its own country before becoming a state in 1845?

Texas

Which Territory...
did we split half ownership with the British?

Oregon

Which Territory...
was the destination of the Oregon Trail?

Oregon

Which Territory...
was the last piece of our Manifest Destiny Dream?

Gasden Purchase

Which Territory...
did we acquire through the Adams Onis Treaty?

Florida

*Which Territory...
did Jefferson purchase for 15 million dollars?

Louisiana Territory

Which Territory...
doubled the size of the United States?

Louisiana Territory

It Was the Year of the Signing of the Treaty of Paris ending the ARW

1783

It Was the Year in which a political riot broke out in Boston Harbor

1773

It Was the Year of the Indian Removal Act

1830

It Was the Year South Carolina threatened secession over the Tariff

1828

Which Amendment...
Protects You From Unreasonable Search and Seizure?

4th Amendment

Which Amendment....
Protects Your Freedom of Speech

First Amendment, RAPPS

Which Amendment...
Guarantees more rights to the people than those specifically mentioned in the first 8 Amendment?

9th Amendment, Rights to the People

Which Amendment...
Protects Your Right to Bear Arms

2nd Amendment

It Was the Year in Which the Owners Manual of our Country was written and ratified

1787

It Was the Year in Which a Native Americans were forced to Travel to a new land known as Indian Territory

1838

It Was the Year in Which an agreement for self government was signed aboard a ship

1620

It Was the Year in which a war began with our neighbor to the South over a Rio Grande border dispute

1848

It Was the Year in which the Women's Rights Movement kicked off with a meeting at Senecca Falls, NY

1848

It Was the Year in which the United States completed its dream of Manifest Destiny

1853

Presidentail Acts
Purchase of Louisiana Territory for 15 million

Louisiana Purchase

Presidentail Acts
The ultimatum issued to Europe reminding them all of the Americas were off limits to future colonization

Monroe Doctrine

Presidentail Acts
Forced Native American Tribes of the Southeast to move West of the Mississippi

Indian Removal Act

Presidentail Acts
Imprisoned supporters of the Democratic Republicans

Alien and Sedition Acts

Presidentail Acts
Document issued stating the United States would not interfere in crisis overseas

Washington's Neutrality Proclamation

Presidentail Acts
Treaty signed between the United States and Spain giving the US possession of Florida

Adams Onis Treaty

Presidentail Acts
Suspended all trade with the British and the French upon thier continuing interference with our ships at sea

Embargo Act

Presidentail Acts
Issued in 1863, it freed all slaves held in states of rebellion

Emancipation Proclamation

Reasons behind this included...slavery, the Dred Scott ruling, and Bleeding Kansas

Start of the Ameircan Civil War

Reasons behind this included...no power to tax, a wimpy limpy government, and too much power to the states

Constitutional Convention

Reasons behind this included...mercantilism, the Great Awakening, and Common Sense

Declaring Independence and the ARW

Reasons behind this included...veterans not being paid for their service in the ARW, foreclosure of property, and the federal government now having the ability to supress internal rebellions

Shay's Rebellion

Reasons behind this included...the Boston Tea Party, damages, Parliament wishing to teach the colonists a lesson

Intolerable Acts

Reasons behind this included...arguements between federalist and anti-federalists, compromise, protecting individual rights

The Bill of Rights

Reasons behind this included...parliament keeping a close eye on her colonists and preventing future costly encounters with Natives

Proclamation Line of 1763

Reasons behind this included...tariffs, slavery, state's rights

secession

Reasons behind this included...
urban growth, immigrants, poverty

reform

Which State...
saw the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War

Pennsylvania

Which State...
saw Robert E. Lee surrender to Ulysses S. Grant

Virginia

Which State...
played host to the Senecca Falls Convention

New York

Which State...
was home to the "shot heard 'round the world"?

Massachusetts

Which State...
entered as a free state as part of the Compromise of 1820?

Maine

Which State...
is located along the Mississippi River and home to Vicksburg?

Mississippi

Which State...
was the site of the Boston Tea Party?

Massachusetts

Which State...
entered the Union as a Free State the same Year the Fugitive Slave Act went into effect

California

Which State...
Was Home to the first Public School System?

Massachusetts

Which State...
Is home to Independence Hall where both the DOI and Constitution were signed?

Pennsylvania

Presidential Fact
Before becoming our 3rd President, he coauthored the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson

Presidential Fact
Feeling as though he had no other option, he declared war on the British in June of 182

James Madison

Presidential Fact
He was President the year Texas was annexed as the

James K. Polk

Presidential Fact
He was President during secession and Civil War

Abraham Lincoln

Presidential Fact
Among the highlights of his terms in office would be the Whiskey Rebellion and Ratification of the Bill of Rights

George Washington

Presidential Fact
Partly responsible for the Alien and Sedition Acts

John Adams

Presidential Fact
Often referred to as "Old Hickory"

Andrew Jackson

Presidential Fact
Before becoming President, he had represented the soldiers tried in the "Boston Massacre"

John Adams

Presidential Fact
His party split from the Democratic Republicans and represented the common man in the election of 1828

Andrew Jackson

Presidential Fact
Only Republican President

Abraham Lincoln

Key Battle
...considered the first shots of the Civil War fired in South Carolina

Fort Sumpter

Key Battle
...that ended the Confederate drive to the North

Gettysburg

Key Battle
...considered to be the first shots of the American Revolutionary War

Lexington and Concord

Key Battle
...considered to be the turning point of the American Revolutionary War

Saratoga

Key Battle
...in which the Americans defeated the British as they approached New Orleans

Battle of New Orleans

Key Battle
...in which the Union army split the Confederacy in two along the Mississippi River

Battle of Vicksburg

Fill in the Blank
Lexington & Concord, _________, Yorktown

Saratoga

Fill in the Blank
Louisiana Purchase, ________, Texas Annexation

Florida Cession

Fill in the Blank
Washington, _________, Jefferson

Adams

Fill in the Blank

1846

Fill in the Blank
Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, ________

Vicksburg

Fill in the Blank
religion, assembly, press, ________, speech

petition

Fill in the Blank
no slaves, equal _______, right to vote

citizenship

Fill in the Blank
French and Indian War, _________________War, War of 1812

American Revolutionary

Fill in the Blank
DR:Jefferson; _________, Lincoln

Republican

Fill in the Blank
"I've born 13 children, and Ain't I a __________"

Woman

Which of These Doesn't Belong?
Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Stonewall Jackson

Grant represented the Union, not the Confederacy

Which of These Doesn't Belong?
Frederick Douglas, Hiram Revels, Roger Sherman

Roger Sherman was not an accomplished blackman

Which of These Doesn't Belong?
Monroe Doctrine, Gettysburg Address, Emancipation Proclamation

The Monroe Doctrine was not issued by Lincoln

Which of These Doesn't Belong?
Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania

Virginia was not remain part of the Union

Which of These Doesn't Belong?
10th Amendment, 14th Amendment, 15th Amendment

The 10 th Amendment was not one of the "Civil War" Amendments

Which of These Doesn't Belong?
Magna Carta, Treaty of Paris of 1783, English Bill of Rights

The Treaty of Paris did not influence the writing of the U.S. Constitution

Which of These Doesn't Belong?
California, North Carolina, New York

North Carolina was a slave state

Which of These Doesn't Belong?
Oregon Trail, Trail of Tears, Mormon Trail

The Trail of Tears was not part of the Manifest Destiny Dream

Which of These Doesn't Belong?
Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Kansas-Nebraska Act

Kansas Nebraska Act

Which of These Doesn't Belong?
Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson

Unlike the other 3, Jackson was not a Democratic Republican

Key Term
It means to change

amend

Key Term
It means to refuse to buy certain goods or services

boycott

Key Term
It means no taking sides in a war or dispute

neutral

Key Term
It is a docuemnt that sets out laws and principles of a government

constitution

Key Term
It means to cancel or undo

repeal

Key Term
It means having the right to vote

suffrage

Key Term
It means to leave the Union

seceede

Key Term
machines replace human power

industrial revolution

Key Term
to set free

emancipate

Key Term
an act or decision that sets an example for others to follow

precedent

Which Amendment Prohibits the quartering of soldiers in homes in peacetime?

3rd Amendment

Which Amendment Requires grand jury indictment for a serious crime, bans double jeopardy, no loss of life, liberty or property without due process of law?

5th Amendment

Which Amendment Guarantees the right to a speedy, impartial public trial in criminal cases with counsel and the right to cross examine?

6th Amendment

Which Amendment Guarantees the right to bear arms?

2nd Amendment

Which Amendment Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures?

4th Amendment

Which Amendment Asserts that powers not delegated to the national government or denied to the states are reserved to the states?

10th Amendment

Which Amendment Guarantees the right to jury trial in civil suits involving $20.00 or more?

7th Amendment

Which Amendment Rights not listed in other amendments are not necessarily involved?

9th Amendment

Which Amendment Guarantees the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and the right to petition government?

1st Amendment

Which Amendment Prohibits excessive bail or fines or cruel or unusual punishment?

8th Amendment

George Washington Farewell Address

Warned against the creation of political parties and taking sides in foreign policy

Who favored the creation of a national bank

Alexander Hamilton

FedeCreated a court system and set up the Supreme Courtral Judiciary Act

Federal Judiciary Act

Heads of the departments under the Executive Branch

Cabinet

1. Pay off war debts
2. Raise government revenues with tariffs
3. Creating a National Bank

Hamilton's Financial Plan

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