UIL Social Studies 5th grade
sample questions from prior year tests
Terms in this set (33)
Bill of Rights
The first ten amendments to the US Constitution.
Branch of Government in charged with making the laws.
Makes sure our Federal laws are interpreted according to the Constitution.
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
Inability to collect taxes, congress and states could make their own money, and no executive or judicial branches.
A main author of the US Constitution.
Influential Virginian who refused to vote for the Constitution until Bill of Right was added.
Founding Father that was a diplomat, inventor and publisher.
Founding Father that wrote the Declaration of Independence, was a President of the US and involved in the Louisiana Purchase..
an important civic responsibility.
Secretary of State.
July 4, 1776
Date the Declaration of Independence was signed.
Number of signatures that appear on the Declaration of Independence.
"Form a more perfect Union"
to create a nation in which states work together.
"Insure domestic tranquility"
Goal of the Federal Marshals.
A form of government in which citizens choose the nation's leaders by voting for them.
Country called the "cradle of democracy".
1st Reading og the Declaration of Independance
Why the Liberty Bell was rung on July 8, 1776.
The Liberty Bell symbolized what
the end to slavery.
Receive an education
This is how a young person can be a good citizen.
Where Congress met to propose the Bill of Rights to be added to the Constitution.
Number of state legislatures that had to ratify the new articles for them to be added to the US Constitution.
a set of rules that people need in order to live together without conflict.
refers to the different ways people and nations go about meeting their daily needs.
where most young people meet people from other ethnic groups.
Type of country that has not enough jobs, poor schools and increasing population.
Person that suggests new laws, signs new laws, and has appointment power.
the first African American woman from the South to be elected to US Congress.
Court of Criminal Appeals
The highest courts in Texas.
Current Lieutenant Governor of Texas.
Rights that cannot be taken away.
The branch of the US Government in charge of making laws.
Credited with proposing the Great Compromise.
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