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Santa Anna's forces after a thirteen-day ________, overwhelmed the Texan defenders at the Alamo.
Because the outcome of the Texas Revolution was still in doubt, the delegates established a(n) _____ government until elections could be held.
Spain _____ Florida to the United States.
A(n) _____ is a survey made to gather information about the enemy.
For thirteen days, Mexican cannonballs _____ the Alamo while Mexican troops prepared for battle.
The Texans _____ the Alamo with twenty-one cannons.
A ____ developed between the Mexican army and the Texan cavalry.
The Mexican ____ were concerned that too many settlers from the United States were moving to Texas.
The Neutral Ground Agreement was a temporary ____.
Moses Austin met with Governor Martinez and presented his ____.
In the ____, the Texans pledged their continued loyalty to Mexico.
About fifty-six _____ met in San Felipe in October 1832 to draft a set of resolutions.
A ____ is a group of people who share a viewpoint on an issue.
The U. S. Constitution is based on ____.
The U.S. and Spanish authorities decided to create a _____ zone between the Arroyo Hondo and the Sabine River.
A person of Mexican descent living in Texas is called a _____.
In a ____, the people choose their leaders by voting.
A ____ is a mutual agreement in which each side gives up something it wants in order to reach a settlement.
This famous Texan formed his own company that fought oil-well fires in 1959. In 1991, Iraq started hundreds of oil fires as they withdrew from Kuwait at the end of the Gulf War. In eight months all of the fires were out and _____ and his crew returned safely home.
During World War II, _____ of Waco, Texas, join the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the African American mess squad. He was collecting laundry when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He took-over a deck gun, and he rescued many sailors. He received the Navy Cross.
The most decorated soldier in World War II was ____, a young soldier from Farmersville, Texas. He received thirty-three awards, including every U.S. Medal awarded for Valor.
Supreme Allied Commander General ____ was born in Texas. He planned the D-Day advance into Normandy, France, in 1944 and accepted Germany's surrender on May 7, 1945. He was later elected president of the United States.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Admiral _____ was commander of the Pacific Fleet. He turned back the Japanese navy and was present when the Japanese surrendered aboard the USS Missouri on September 2. 1945.
There is a photo of the flag being raised at Iwo Jima during World War II. One of the flag raisers was ____, a Texan from Yorktown.
Until ____ helped organize the Women's Army Corps, women's roles during wartime were limited. She received many honors, awards, and degrees, and she was named in 1994 Texas Women's Hall of Fame.
Oveta Culp Hobby
_____ worked hard to bring reforms in the insurance and railroad industries. He also worked to improve the lives of farmers and common workers.
James "Big Jim" Hogg
He helped tenant farmers, but ____ was impeached for misconduct
James E. Ferguson
_____ was named Speaker of the House in 1940. During his forty-eight years on Congress, he was a leader in passing legislation.
_____ founded Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in 1962. He ran for U.S. President in 1992 and 1996.
H. Ross Perot
In the growth years following the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, Congress needed to establish a policy to guide the expansion of slavery in the new western territory. Missouri applied to become a slave state. Missouri was admitted as a slave state, and ____ was admitted as a free state. This became known as the. Missouri Compromise.
In August of 1831, a slave named _____ incited an uprising that spread through several plantations in southern Virginia. Approximately sixty were killed. Fifty-five slaves were tried and executed for their role in this rebellion.
____ introduced a piece of legislation to outlaw slavery in the territory acquired by the United States as a result of the U.S./Mexican War.
_____ banned slavery trade in Washington D.C.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Part of the Compromise of 1850 was the ____, which compelled Northerners to seize and return escaped slaves to the South.
Fugitive Slave Act
Harriet Beecher Stowe's ____ brought the issue of slavery to life to many in the North; this book widened the division between the North and South.
Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 overturned parts of Missouri Compromise by allowing the settlers in the two territories to determine whether or not to permit slavery by popular vote. Pro- and anti-slavery people flocked to ____, hoping to shift the decision by sheer weight of numbers.
The ____ said Blacks were not U.S. citizens. Therefore, Blacks could no sue in Federal courts. It also said Blacks were not protected by the U.S. Constitution, and Federal government had no power to regulate slavery in territories.
Dred Scott Decision
Although John Brown captured the arsenal at Harpers Ferry, he was forced to surrender by soldiers under the command of ____.
Robert E. Lee
_____ was elected President of the United States by a considerable margin in 1860 despite not being included on many Southern ballots.
After firing on _____, the U.S. Civil War was underway.
On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after the polls closed, ____ seceded from the Union.
The American Civil War began as ____ forces opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina.
What caused the U.S. Civil War?
Election of Abraham Lincoln, the issue of slavery, the fear of a central government and states' rights.
How did Sam Houston feel about Texas seceding from the Union?
Houston believed that Texas should stay with the Union.
What major battle of the Civil War gave the North control of the Mississippi River and cut the Confederacy in half?
Name the current president of the United States.
What is the U.S. Constitution?
The Supreme Law of the Land
A(an) _____ is what we call a change to the Constitution.
Who elects the President of the United States of America?
Name the three branches of government.
Legislative, Judiciary, and Executive
How many changes, or amendments, are there to the U.S. Constitution?
What is the introduction to the U.S. Constitution called?
What is the purpose of the Legislative Branch?
It makes the laws
How many members of the Senate are there?
How many members of the House are there?
Who is the leader of the House?
Speaker of the House
Who is the leader of the Senate?
What is the length of term for a Representative?
What is the length of term for a Senator?
What are the qualifications to be President of the United States?
35 years old, Natural born citizen, Resident at least 14 years
Who makes up the Executive Department?
President, Vice-President, Cabinet members
What is the total time a President may be in office?
Who is next in line after the president?
What is the date of the Presidents inauguration?
The Presidential election takes place in the month of _____.
Which Article of the Constitution refers to the Executive Department?
How do the Cabinet members get their jobs?
They are selected by the president.
Who is the current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
How long are Supreme Court Judges on the panel?
How many Supreme Court judges are there?
Which Supreme Court case determined the freeing a slave from his owner was depriving his owner of of personal property without due process of the law.
Dred Scott vs. Sandford
Who is the current governor of Texas?
What are the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution called?
Bill of Rights
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