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SS Chapter 2 Practice Test
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What was the name of the islands that Columbus landed on?
The East Indies
Early Americans came to this part of the world from other places. Some scientists think they may have walked across _____________.
The Bering Strait
The Bering Strait connected what we now know as Siberia and ______________?
When did Christopher Columbus arrive?
European explorers came to America for __________________.
gold, to claim land, and to spread Christianity
The French sold this land _____________.
The Louisiana Territory
The Louisianna Territory is _________ of the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains.
President Jefferson sent these two explorers to the new land.
Lewis and Clark
The US purchased _____________ from Spain.
________ was added to the US in 1845.
England gave up this land
The US purchased a huge area of land from this country.
The written document that is a plan for governing our nation.
The level of government that includes villages, towns, cities and county government.
This government is set up by the people of each state
This government is the government of our entire country which meets in Washington, D.C.
The 3 branches of government
Executive, Legislative and Judicial
The government can by changed by laws and __________________.
An amendment is a _____________.
change to our constitution.
The very first ten amendments to our Constitution are called the _________.
Bill of Rights
A person who is born in the United States is a _________.
Two ways that a person can become a citizen of the US.
being born in the US and going through a process established by the government.
All people of the US are required to __________.
obey the laws, pay taxes, serve on a jury, and vote.
By voting, citizens make sure that the government
represents the will of the people
Children are required by law to be
Children should learn about
government, how it works, history and decisions people have made that improve life for all Americans.
Why did Christopher Columbus first come to America?
To find a short route by sea to Asia.
How did the US continue to expand west?
Through treaties, purchases and wars
Which branch of government makes the nation's laws?
The Legislative Branch
What services do taxes pay for?
Roads, parks and schools
Which branch of government is the president part of?
The Executive Branch
Which branch of government is the Supreme Court part of?
The Judicial Branch
Which branch of government is Congress part of?
The Legislative Branch
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