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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
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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
Secretary of Treasury under Washington
Alexander Hamilton
Secretary of State under Washington
Thomas Jefferson
Tariff
A tax on imported goods
Narrow or strict interpretation of the Constitution
Strict Interpretation
Loose Construction
Broad or flexible interpretation of the Constitution
Person who believed the creation of the National Bank WAS Constitutional
Hamilton
Person who believed in a strong central government
Hamilton
Person who believed in states rights and a weak central government
Jefferson
Person who started the Federalist Party
Hamilton
Person who started the Democratic-Republican Party
Jefferson
If you were a business man or a merchant you probably supported this man
Hamilton
If you were a farmer you probably supported this man
Jefferson
Whiskey Rebellion
Showed the US Constitution was stronger than the Articles of Confederation
Person who supported the French Revolution and France in its war against Britain
Jefferson
Person who supported Britain in its war against France
Hamilton
Neutral
Not siding with one country or the other
Second President
John Adams
Laws that targeted immigrants and attacked freedom of the press and speech
Alien and Sedition Acts
willingness to let others practice their own beliefs
toleration
Puritan leader and dirst governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
John Winthrop
holy day of rest for the Puritans
Sabbath
meeting in colonial New England where settlers discussed and voted on issues
town meetings
religious group that did not want to separate entirely from the Church of England, rather reform the church by introducing simpler forms of worship
Puritans
assembly of male church members in the Massachusetts Bay Colony elected to assist the governor in leading the colony/ no separation of church and state
General Court
Great Migration
when more than 15,000 Puritans journeyed to Massachusetts to escape religious persecution and economic hard times
Thomas Hooker
Puritan minister who led about 100 settlers out of Massachusetts Bay to settle Connecticut because he believed that the governor and other officials had too much power
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
the first written Constitution for a plan of government in the Colonies
Roger Williams
ordered to leave the Massachusetts colony in 1635 for believing in religious toleration, purchased land from a neighboring Indian tribe to found the colony of Rhode Island
Anne Hutchinson
Puritan dissenter banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony who fled to Rhode Island in 1638
proprietary colony
colony run by individuals or groups to whom land was granted by the king
crop sold for money at market
cash crop
founder of the colony of Pennsylvania
William Penn
Protestant reformers who settled in Pennsylvania
Quakers
another name for the Middle Colonies because of their exporting of grains
Breadbasket Colonies
people who owed money they could not pay back, settled in Georgia
debtors
large estate farmed by many workers
plantation
laws that set out rules for slaves' behavior and denied slaves their basic rights
slave codes
the belief that one race is superior to another
racism
founded Maryland for Catholics
Lord Baltimore
Act of Toleration
passed in Maryland, provided religious freedom for all Christians
James Oglethorpe
English soldier and reformer, founded Georgia in 1732
economic theory that a nation becomes strong by building up its gold supply and expanding trade
mercantilism
goods brought into a country
imports
goods sent to markets outside of a country
exports
It means "change for the better"
reform