7th & 8th grade UIL Social Studies I

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Why was the form of government adopted by the Texas legislature considered a limited government?
The Texas Constitution restricts the government power.
"All political power is inherent in [nature to] the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted [created] for their benefit."

This paragraph from the Texas Constitution reflects this principle of government.
popular sovereignty
The Branches of the Texas Government
Legislative--->Makes laws
Executive--->Enforces laws
Judicial--->Interprets laws

Which principle of government is reflected above?
separation of power
Who is the chief executive officer in the State of Texas?
Governor
A misdemeanor is
a minor crime
What provides the largest source of income for the State of Texas?
sales tax
How does the State of Texas provide money to the public school system?
Permanent School Fund
Which President of the Republic of Texas served more than one term in that office?
Sam Houston
Why was the Texas Navy considered to be so important to the Republic of Texas?
It was a way to keep pressure on Mexico to recognize the independence of Texas.
Who became the prototypical Texas Ranger and helped to establish the Ranger tradition?
Jack Coffee Hays
Where in Texas did the Council House Fight occur?
San Antonio
Why did a majority of the citizens of the Republic of Texas favor its annexation to the United States?
fearful of the relations with Mexico
Which President of the United States signed the Texas Admission Act, making Texas the 28th State in the United States ?
James Knox Polk
What type of responsibility is listed above ?
Civic
Susan Combs is the current
Comptroller of Texas
How many days did the Constitution for the Republic of Texas give the President to sign and return a bill that had been presented to him for his approval before it automatically became a law ?
5 days
What profession was declared ineligible to hold the office of the Executive of the Republic ?
ministers
Which group of people, residing in Texas on the day of the Declaration of Independence, was denied the rights and privileges of being a citizen of the Republic ?
Indians
In the Republic of Texas, who was responsible for the duties listed above ?
Congress
An amendment is a
change to the basic laws of a government
Where in the Constitution of the Republic of Texas do you find its Bill of Rights ?
Declaration of Rights
According to Article 1 of the Texas Constitution, Texas is free and independent State subject only to whom ?
France
What would never be required as a qualification to hold any office according to Article 1 of the Texas Constitution ?
wealth
Which principle of government is reflected in the United States motto, E pluribus, unum ?
Federalism
The above comment refers to what principle of government used in our U.S. Constitution ?
checks and balances
What document, approved by King John in 1215, guaranteed basic political rights in England ?
Albany Plan of Union
What was the result of the give and take between the two plans above that became known as the Great Compromise ?
The Senate would give each state equal representation and the House of Representatives would have representation according to state population.
Who was so important as a participant to the Constitution Convention that he earned the title "Father of the Constitution ?
John Adams
Which amendment to the United States Constitution is represented by the above illustration ?
Second
Obeying rules and laws are considered what type of responsibility ?
behaving in a respectful way.
One of the most important civic responsibilities is
voting
Who was the New York Weekly publisher that moved us closer to the right of freedom of press by standing trial for printing criticism of the New York governor in 1735 ?
John Peter Zenger
Where is a direct democracy still practiced ?
small New England towns
What type of countries do these characteristics describe ?
developing
Which modern invention has increased the flow of information around the world in volume and speed ?
the post office
The different ways people and nations go about meeting their daily needs are known as
religions.
What is another name for market economy ?
a cottage industry
Where do most young people first meet people from other ethnic groups ?
churches
Which branch of the Texas government has the powers listed above ?
Legislative
How does a Texas public school district raise local funds ?
property tax
Why is Mirabeau B. Lamar know as the '"Father of Texas Education" ?
He stressed the need for a public education system , encouraged Congress to pass education acts that supported public education, and set aside land for two future universities
Which group was organized in the 1830's to protect the settlers in Texas ?
Texas Rangers
Because of their small herd of unbranded cattle on the Matagorda Peninsula, whose name was credited with a modern day ranching term ?
Samuel and Mary Ann Maverick
Where in Texas did the Council House Fight occur ?
San Antonio
Annexation is ..
Victoria
Why were some in the United States hesitant to recognize the Republic of Texas ?
They were fearful or angering Mexico and the issue of slavery
Who was placed in command of the Texas Navy and sent to the Yucatan coast in September of 1841 in hopes of pressuring Mexico to negotiate with Texas ?
Edwin W. Moore
What type of responsibility is listed above ?
personal
Greg Abbott is the current ...
Attorney General for the States of Texas
Who is the current Texas government official pictured above ?
Rick Perry
What principle of government is reflected in the Preamble to the Constitution of the Republic of Texas ?
popular sovereignty
How many days did the Constitution for the Republic of Texas give the President to sign and return a bill that had been presented to him for his approval before it automatically became law ?
5 days
In the Constitution of the Republic of Texas, who has the sole power of impeachment
House of Representatives
According to the Article 1 of the Texas Constitution, Texas is a free and independent State subject only to whom ?
United States
Why was the principle of limited government so important to the Framers of the U.S. Constitution ?
Having just won a war against the British, many citizens were concerned that a powerful president might make himself a king
Which principle of government is reflected in the above diagram ?
separation of power
What agreement, signed by a group of men for the sake of order in their colony, helped establish the idea of self government and majority rule in colonies ?
Mayflower Compact
Which colony established the first representative assembly in the American colonies ?
Virginia
Which Supreme Court had an issue with the freedom of speech over the right to distribute antiwar leaflets ?
Schenck V. United States
What is monotheism ?
The belief that there is only on God
The different ways people and nations go about meeting daily needs are known as
economic systems
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