5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Social Darwinism
- Causes and effects of the Revolutionary War
- Ellis Island
- Why the Constitution is considered a "Living Constitution"
- Boss Tweed and Tamany Hall
- a It can adapt and be flexible as necessary, adding and cutting out parts that don't apply.
- b ..., Leader of the Democratic Tammany Hall, New York political machine, was the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in controlling New York City politics from the 1790s to the 1960s. It usually controlled Democratic Party nominations and patronage; immigrant support
- c King George unfairly taxed citizens and took advantage of their distance. He believed that he should make decisions for the colonists even though he didn't know what was best for them.
After America gained independence, Thomas Jefferson, along with others, wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
- d Inspection station for immigrants arriving on the East Coast
- e A theory that humans evolved from monkeys, introduced by Charles Darwin, turns into survival of the fittest. To the government, this justified big businesses dominating small businesses and taking over the market.
5 Multiple choice questions
- The first ten amendments to the Constitution were all adopted at the same time and are collectively known as the Bill of Rights.
The 1st Amendment protects the people's right to practice religion, to speak freely, to assemble, to petition the government, and of the press to publish.
The 2nd Amendment protects the right to own guns.
The 3rd Amendment guarantees that the army cannot force homeowners to give them room and board.
The 4th Amendment protects the people from the government improperly taking property, papers, or people, without a valid warrant based on probable cause.
The 5th Amendment protects people from being held for committing a crime unless they are properly indicted.
The 6th Amendment guarantees a speedy trial, an impartial jury, that the accused can confront witnesses against them, and that the accused must be allowed to have a lawyer.
The 7th Amendment guarantees a jury trial in federal civil court cases.
The 8th Amendment guarantees that punishments will be fair, and not cruel.
The 9th Amendment is simply a statement that other rights aside from those listed may exist, and just because they are not listed doesn't mean they can be violated.
The 10th Amendment is the subject of some debate, but essentially it states that any power not granted to the federal government belongs to the states or to the people.
- The Confederates (South) were attempting to separate from the United States. The Union (North) was the remainder of the US fighting to keep the country united. The South believed that only the North's best interests were in mind, they had very different economies.
- the social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban
- A clause in registration laws allowing people who do not meet registration requirements to vote if they or their ancestors had voted before 1867.
- The political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite.
A short-lived political party in the United States established in 1887. Based among poor white cotton farmers in the South, and hard-pressed wheat farmers in the Plains states, it represented a radical crusading form of agrarianism and hostility to banks.
5 True/False questions
Impact of the Homestead Act → Passed in 1887, this act reestablished the federal government's right to supervise railroad activities.
Angel Island → Inspection station for immigrants arriving on the West Coast
13th Amendment → Guaranteed the rights of citizenship to ALL citizens
Jim Crow Laws → (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
Patronage → (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support