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Social studies Midterm
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The Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana is in charge of the Department of culture, Recreation, and Tourism.
The State Attorney General is the chief election officer for Louisiana.
Bills, proposed laws, may be introduced by either chamber of the Louisiana legislature.
In Louisiana, laws are divided into two categories: civil and maritime.
Information spread widely in order to promote or discourage an idea or point of view is known as propaganda.
Why did democracy have to be learned in the new state of Louisiana in 1812?
The colony had no history of democratic governance.
What is the purpose of the state government?
To make, enforce, and carry out laws
Where do the powers of state government originate?
Citizens and United States Constitution
Which powers are shared by the state and federal government?
Collect taxes and enforce laws
When was the state´s present constitution written?
What choices does the governor have about a proposed law?
sign, take no action, or veto
Which sets of words are correctly grouped together?
Courts, interpret, judicial
If the state legislature wishes to override the governor's veto, what must they do?
Have a two thirds majority
Beau,a registered Democrat, has ten candidates on the ballot, both Democrat and Republican. He can vote for whomever he chooses. In which type of election is Beau voting?
Which pair is an example of civic responsibility?
Serving on a jury and volunteering
Why must a bill go back to both houses after it leaves the conference committee?
Bill passage requires approval of identical versions of the bill by both chambers
How is a clerk of the court for a parish like the secretary of state for the state?
Both keep official records
If Lavon is elected to the Louisiana Senate when he´s 18, what is the fewest number of terms he could serve before he meets all the requirements to run for governor?
A twenty year old friend moved from Baton Rouge, where she had always lived, to Monroe, Louisiana, Last month. She is very interested in serving in public office but was told she did not meet the requirements to run for the Louisiana House of Representatives. Which in fact would keep your friend from being a Representative?
A Representative must live in the district for at least one year
Which words related to the judicial branch are correctly grouped?
Louisiana Supreme Court, constitutionality, death penalty review
In 1995, Louisiana voters approved a term limit amendment to the state constitution in order to keep legislators from becoming professional politicians. How does this type of change represent the democratic process?
Even though not everyone agreed with the change, it was approved by the majority of voting people.
Based on the graphs, what conclusion can be drawn about Louisiana's budget in 2004-2005?
It is a balanced budget.
Why does New Jersey have more electoral votes than Louisiana?
Louisiana has a smaller population than New Jersey
Which categorizes freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to vote?
In a democracy, power resides with the______.
The process by which the state revises the legislative district boundaries based on new Census data is called_________.
After listening to the district attorney, the__________ decides if there is enough evidence to indict (formally charge) a person for a crime.
The first people to live in Louisiana date to a period known as the Meso Period
Unlike the Paleo Era, the Meso Era people were less nomadic and saw their hunting practices change from mastodons to smaller animals like deer and rabbit
The native people of Louisiana were resistant to diseases such as influenza and smallpox brought over by European explorers.
The Natchez people lived in the southwest part of Louisiana and are known for their cannibalistic practices of eating the flesh of enemies killed in battle.
Which tribe that was present when the French settled Louisiana no longer exists as a tribe?
Why are there no written records of Native Americans from the years before European Settlement?
Early natives had no language
Who are the oldest known Indians in Louisiana?
According to information in the maps, in which geographic region did the Natchez tribe settle?
Which event occurred in 7500 BC?
Earth's climate changed, beginning of Meso Period
Which is the best resource for learning about the daily lives of prehistoric Native American tribes?
Du Pratz recorded the concerns expressed by one Natchez elder: ¨Before the French came amongst us, we were men, content with what we had.¨ What conclusion could be drawn from this statement?
Native cultures and lifestyles began to change for french traditions
What are the four stages of Lousiana´s prehistory?
Paleo Indian, Meso Indian, Early Neo Indian, Late Neo Indian.
Which attribute of Paleo culture was a result of following the animals they hunted?
What conclusion can be drawn about the cultural shift to permanent settlements by the end of the Late Neo Indian period?
New technologies compliments Louisiana's rich natural and biological resources eliminating the need to move frequently
Which is an example of how the introduction of European trade goods affected the lives of Native Americans?
Guns changed the way they hunted and fought among themselves
Which natural resource did the Caddo tribe regularly trade for horses?
How did the arrival of Arcadian refugees affect the Chitimacha tribe?
Group members intermarried, and French became a common language
Who is responsible for the governance of the modern day Chitimacha tribe?
Tribal council members
Which groups of people makeup the Natchez class system?
King, nobles, and stinkards
Which French explorer claimed Louisiana for France?
Which explains why the Tunica-Biloxi tribe had two chiefs?
One led all tribal affairs while the other led military
La Salle died from disease during his first expedition to the Americas.
King Louis XIV granted proprietorship in the hopes that individual businessmen would take control of the colony and make it profitable.
Bienville was the first governor of Louisiana.
Who was honored by the name Louisiana?
King of France
What was the difference between the powers of commandant and those of commissary-commissioner?
The commandant was the officer in command and the commissary-commissioner was the business manager.
Why did so many of the early colonists achieve so little success as farmers?
No agricultural experience
Who moved the capital of the colony to fort Louis?
Which positive achievement can be credited to Cadillac?
Promoted the cultivation of indigo and tobacco
What caused the Mississippi bubble to burst?
Expenses of the colony grew and it became impossible to maintain profit levels, so investors began to demand payments in cash. John Law left the country, taking all of investors money with him, so investors could not be paid.
Who built the city of New Orleans?
Which is the correct timeline order of types of government in the colony?
Royal colony, proprietorship, joint-venture, royal colony
According to the map, which statement is true about European Explorers in Louisiana?
Rivers were important travel routes for much of the exploration
What skills did the Germans bring to the Colony?
What was the main goal of Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle?
Find an all-water route to China
Which explains why Louisiana's proprietary governor had trouble with the Native Americans?
He refused to smoke the calumet
What was the name given to the set of laws established by Bienville to govern the conduct of slaves?
Which describes Cadillacs treatment of the natives as compared to that of Bienville?
Cadillac frequently insulted or offended tribal leaders
Which conclusion can be drawn about the sharp drop in stock prices in 1720?
Large numbers of investors began chasing out their stocks.
After la Salle's death in his failed second expedition, the French were motivated to establish a permanent settlement in Louisiana out of fear that their two main rival nations (The British and the ______) would beat them to it.
Marriageable girls sent to Louisiana in the 1700s with a small trunk filled with clothes and materials needed to establish a household were known as _____.
The first Spanish Governor of Louisiana following the French and Indian War was Atonio De Ulloa.
During Governor O'Reilly's Reign in Louisiana, the colonial government was controlled by the French Superior Council.
Governor Carondelet ruled over Louisiana during a period of difficulty and unrest, primarily due to the revolutionary wave spreading through France.
The US Constitution was the first set of laws governing the newly independent American colonies.
Which Spanish governor of Louisiana has been described as a reserved scientist, quiet, low-keyed, and noted scholar?
Antonio de Ulloa
Which explains why the Acadians were evicted from Canada?
They refused to take an oath of Allegiance to the Protestant British king.
What hindered the military movement of the Spanish in the Gulf of Mexico during the American Revolution?
Which explains why Governor Antonioo de Ulloa´s arrival in Louisiana was met with an unenthusiastic response from the colonists?
The French colonists had no desire to change their lifestyle, economy, and traditions for a Spanish leader.
Which explains how Etienne de Boré affected the sugar industry in Louisiana?
He made sugar production profitable
Which event occurred in 1762?
France transferred Louisiana to Spain in secret Treaty of Fontainebleau.
Which statement summarizes the map´s information about land claims in North America at the end of Britain's war with France in the French and Indian war?
The British gained control of most of North America with little French territory remaining.
Which of the following reasons caused Spain to want to take possession of Louisiana from the French?
To protect their land claims in Mexico from the British
Who did Spain support during the French and Indian War?
How did O´Reilly´s arrival in Louisiana differ from Ulloa´s?
Spain provided a great show of military support
Which explains how Luis de Unzaga improved relations between the Spanish government and the people of Louisiana?
He tacitly allowed trading with the British to feed the colonists or aide his allies.
In what way did Gálvez aid the American colonists in the American Revolution before Spain formally declared war on England?
He allowed the Continental Army to buy supplies at the port of New Orleans
How did the French Revolution affect Carodelt´s term as Governor of Louisiana?
He focused much of his time and leadership towards monitoring for signs of unrest and suppressing any revolutionary support
The new set of laws, established by Governor O´Reilly, based on the Spanish Laws of the Indies came to be known as_________.
The Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolution in the year__________.
Governor _______ replaced Governor Galvez in 1785, who was transferred to Mexico.
The Treaty of Ildefonso transferred Louisiana from Spain to France in 1802.
William C.C. Claiborne was appointed Governor of Louisiana by President Thomas Jefferson.
The area known as Spain West Florida (the modern day Florida Parishes) revolted against Spain in 1810 in a desire to join America.
President Thomas Jefferson declared Louisiana to be the 18th state in the Union on April 30, 1812.
Which explains why France decided to sell LA to the U.S?
Napoleon's failure to control Saint-Domingue rendered Louisiana useless to the French leader.
Who was president of the U.S at the time of Louisiana Purchase?
Which event occurred in 1803?
Which event occurred in 1812?
Louisiana became a state
What feature helped to form a natural boundary between Spanish and American lands in the late 1700s?
How was the port of New Orleans related to the economic success of the U.S in the later 1700s?
It's connection to the Mississippi made both importing and exporting goods more profitable
Which provision of Pinckney's Treaty was the most important to the U.S economy in the late 1700s?
Access to the Mississippi River and New Orleans
How did Napoleon intend to finance his ambitious military agenda?
Regain control of Saint-Domingue and Louisiana
Why did Thomas Jeffferson want to purchase New Orleans from France?
He wanted to establish permanent access to the Mississippi and control the port
Which is the correct sequence of transfers of Louisiana to the U.S?
Spain to France then France to the United States
Which explains Thomas Jefferson's concern about the Louisiana Purchase?
He knew there was no constitutional authority for purchasing land
Who are the primary subjects in this painting?
Burr and Hamilton
Who exposed Burr's plan to take control of New Orleans?
What two events led to The U.S control over the highlighted region?
Revolt against Spain annexation
How did Claiborne's 1806 Slave code differ from previous colonial codes?
How is the outcome of the American Revolution related to the War of 1812?
Britain never fully accepted American independence and continued to provoke the United States
In which two ways did Britain provoke the U.S into another conflict in 1812?
Impressed sailors and refused to abandon forts
Which treaty ended the war of 1812?
To whom was Claiborne referring when he spoke of the ¨ancient population¨?
Why did many people in Louisiana support Andrew Jackson's run for President?
He protected them in the War of 1812
Who was accused of participating in a ¨corrupt Bargain¨ during the election of 1824?
Crawford and Adams
What led Andrew Jackson to enlist the help of Jean Lafitte prior to the battle of New Orleans?
Lafitte´s men knew the area better than the militia
The process of a master freeing his slave is known as ______.
After the House of Representatives appointed John Quincy Adams President, he named Henry Clay as his_____.
Secretary of state
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