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UIL - Social Studies
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What issue increased tensions between the federal government and the Texas government as the population and economy of the state grew?
States' rights were a source of tension between the North and the South
Which statement best reflects a national issue that helped create a major separation between the North and the South?
A tariff would benefit American industries by raising prices on competing imports, and the North had most of the industries.
Why did the North support higher tariffs?
Many farmers began to grow more wheat and corn instead of cotton as the demand for food crops increased.
What impact did Union victories along the Mississippi River and the Union's blockade that closed ports on the Gulf of Mexico have on Texas?
Slaves, often accompanied by their owners, were sent to Texas to keep them from running away or being taken away by the union army.
Why did many refugees migrate to Texas during the Civil War?
Richard "Dick" Dowling
Who was the leader of the Confederate forces that was able to keep Union ships from entering Sabine Pass?
John H. Reagan
Which Texas political leader served in the following offices: Postmaster General of the Confederacy, US Senator from Texas, Head of the Texas Railroad Commission in 1891.
Who became the commander of the military district of Texas following the removal of General Paul Hebert for enforcing the draft?
Which subregion of Texas is described as; reflects an area of forests, rainiest part of Texas, low elevation - only 100- 400 feet above sea level?
Which subregion of Texas can be described as; flat and rolling hills- well suited for cattle, other livestock (Fort Worth is a large meat-producing center), wet and mild climate, thin soil - limits crops that can be grown to crops for animal feed; cotton in some areas?
Examples of how people change their environmental surroundings.
What answer bests describes the following: leveling the land, creating new hills and bodies of water, bringing in plants from other places?
180 hazardous waste-producing plants in Texas are committed to reducing the amount of waste they produce by at least 50 percent by the year 2000.
What is the aim of the Clean Industries 200 campaign?
Makes the law
Which answer best completes the following:
Executive branch - carries out and enforces the law
Judicial branch - interprets the law
legislative branch - ?
What type of government is described below?
Mayor-council, council-manager, commission
Number of students attending classes
How does the State of Texas determine how funds from the state are assigned to each school district?
What is the second largest source of revenue for the State of Texas?
April 15, 1861
When did the president of the United States declare the State of Texas was in opposition to the laws of the US?
By June 13, 1865, which state, that had been in a state of insurrection, had been suppressed and returned to the Union?
Federal government failed to protect the people of Texas and their property.
What reason did Texas give for wanting to leave the Union?
People of Texas
Who was given the power to ratify the Texas Ordinance of Secession?
To blockade the Rio Grande
Why had the Union tried to hold Brownsville early in the Civil War?
Land at Bagdad and transport them inland to Matamoros to be shipped into Brownsville.
How was the Confederacy able to bring supplies into Texas?
Outnumbered but persistent Southerners were pushed back across an open prairie and beyond sight.
What was the result of the early skirmishes at Palmito Ranch between the federals and the Confederates?
How far did the Confederate troops chase the Federal troops from Palmito Ranch to Brazos Island?
The diversity of the North and South would eventually lead to a feeling of sectionalism.
Which statement does the evidence below best support?
Life in the United States
North - Agriculture, industry and commerce, rapid growth of cities came much from immigrants.
South - Agriculture, a few wealthy planters controlled society, little industry, most were poor farmers.
Dred Scott vs. Sanford
Which Supreme Court case completes the following:
White Southerners saw it as a defense of their right to own slaves.
Northerners feared that if Congress would not ban slavery in the territories, it would spread.
Which amendment to the US Constitution is depicted in the illustration?
Lee's hopes for a Confederate victory in the North were crushed.
Why was the Battle of Gettysburg so important to Union troops?
Britain gave up all thought of supporting the South.
What major impact did the victory at Vicksburg have on the Civil War?
Who was the first Hispanic American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his role as a Union soldier?
Relied on plantation farming
While the economies of both the North and South were mostly agricultural, what different economic path did the South take in the early 1800s?
Allowed slavery to be decided by popular sovereignty in each of the territories.
In 1854, Stephen A. Douglas drafted a bill to organize the Nebraska Territory. What helped garner Southern support for this bill?
Which type of trade, as reflected in the map, demonstrates the involvement of the New England Colonies?
Immigrants and easterners moved west and built farms
How did the North influence the new states formed from the Northwest territory?
Which political party, formed in the 1800s, stood for states' rights ans saw themselves as defenders of the common man?
Doctrine of Nullification - states have the right to reject a federal law that it considers unconstitutional
What compromised was reached to keep South Carolina from leaving the Union?
Tigris and Euphrates
Which two rivers, that produce fertile farmland to produce wheat, barley, dates, cotton and rice, are major geographic features of Iraq?
Which European country is widely known for the following natural resources and services?
Center of many international organizations
Dams on rivers produce great amounts of hydroelectric power
Center of international finance
What African country is the largest producer and exporter of gold?
Which new invention allows workers to speed from city to city?
The economy depended on the work of the slaves to help produce cash crops.
Why did many Texans support the institution of slavery even though most of them did not own slaves?
What is the theory that a state could choose whether to obey or enforce federal laws?
Diverse economies and the demands they created helped to lead to sectionalism between the North and the South.
How does the chart demonstrate differences between the North and the South?
Newly signed trade treaties with Europe.
Which was NOT a reason why Confederate money lost value?
Texans learned to use substitutes.
How did Texas cope with the shortage of goods?
They hoped to use it as a base to guard the Gulf of Mexico.
Why was Galveston Island considered to be important to the Union?
Postmaster General of the Confederacy
Which position finishes the information below:
John H. Reagan = ?, U.S. Senator, Head of Railroad Commission in Texas in 1891
Who was elected as Texas' first Confederate governor under Confederate President Jefferson Davis?
Which physical region contains about one-third the area of Texas and is home to more people than any other part of the state?
What city in the Edward's Plateau is home to the following places of interest:
Home to many high-tech industries
University of Texas
Which two Texas cities are often referred to as the "Metroplex"?
Decreased irrigation of crops
How has Texas modified or adapted their environment to respond to drought-like conditions?
Which one of these energy sources is a renewable energy resource produced in Texas?
Every two years
How often does the Texas legislature meet?
Formed to serve a specific purpose
What are special districts in Texas?
Property and Sales tax
Where do cities in Texas get the money they need in order to pay for the services they provide?
Legal order protecting people from being help on jail without formal charges of a crime
What is a Writ of Habeas Corpus?
The United States is fighting to defend the Constitution and preserve the Union.
Which statement best reflects the intent of the following resolutions:
Resolutions adopted by the:
House of Representatives of the US -July 22, 1861
Senate of the US - July 25, 1861
February 1, 1861
When was the Texas ordinance of Secession adopted?
Where was the Texas Ordinance of Secession adopted?
Took place more than a month after the surrender of General Robert E. Lee
Why is the Battle of Palmito Ranch significant?
No retaliation as long as they took an oath of allegiance to the U.S.
What promise did Union Commander General Wallace give the Confederate troops before a truce was arranged at Palmito Ranch?
How long did the actual Battle of Palmito ranch take place?
Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri
Ironically, at the same time as the Battle of Palmito Ranch, the Confederate governors of what other states and Texas were meeting to authorize Kirby Smith to disband his armies and end the war?
Pulled the sections apart
What affect did the sale of public lands, internal improvements, and tariffs have on the U.S. in the 1800s?
A way to fight the Alien and Sedition Acts
Which was an early attempt to use the states' rights theory?
Which battle of the Civil War took place on April 12, 1861 in Charleston, South Carolina marking the beginning of the Civil War?
Learned of a supply of shoes and wanted to investigate
Why did Confederate forces enter the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in late June of 1863?
Strategy by which the Union proposed to defeat the Confederacy in the Civil War
What was the Anaconda Plan?
Owned the property where the first major battle of the Civil War was fought and the property where Grant and Lee met to arrange the surrender terms
Who was Wilmer McLean?
Which president of the United States is described below by Walt Whitman?
"This dust was once the man,
Gentle, plain, just and resolute, under whose cautious hand,
Against the foulest crime in history known in any land or age,
Was saved the Union of the States"
Robert E. Lee
Which military leader is described below:
Educated at West Point
Was asked to lead the Union forces during the Civil War
Led the Confederate forces during the Civil War
Northerners objected to the spread of slavery and the increase of power of the Southern states in Congress
Why was the issue of slavery a concern for Northerners when Texas asked to be annexed to the Union?
Industry grew in the South
Which event best answers the following:
Cause: Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin
Effect: Cotton cleaning process becomes more efficient
Began to develop more industry and commerce
While the economies of both the North and the South were mostly agricultural, what different path did the North take in the early 1800s?
States must honor one another's laws, records, and court rulings.
What was the aim of Article 4 of the Constitution?
"The citizens of each state shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states."
Which country, that is eager to learn about new business methods, has asked other countries to invest into developing their businesses?
Person who starts a new business, hoping to make a profit.
What is an entrepreneur?
Which South American country is a world leader in oil production and one of the chief suppliers of oil to the U.S.?
Which European country is home to the following places of interest:
Alps - favorite destination of skiers
Danube River - helps transport raw materials and manufactured goods
Ruhr - one of the world's most important industrial centers
Black Forest - famous for it's scenery and wood products
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