Save
Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
 
Knew it?
click below
Don't know (0)
Remaining cards (0)
Know (0)
0:00
share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

STAAR TERMS 1-25

Know these terms and you will pass STAAR

TermDefinition
Columbian Exchange Exchange of goods between Europe and the Americas and Africa. Also traded diseases, animals, corn. SLAVE TRADE
Magna Carta English document 1215 First time in history to limit the king’s power gives a little bit to the people. King could not impose new taxes without consent. ex trial by Jury( limited the king) found in our 6th and 7th amendments
English Bill of Rights Guaranteed that Englishmen had certain rights. Freedom of speech in Parliament trial by jury
Puritans Protestants who, during the 1600s, wanted to reform the Anglican Church. Wanted to purify the Church of England. settled in Massachusetts bay colony
Quakers Believed that every individual had an “inner light” that could guide him/her to salvation. Settled in Pennsylvania First to end slavery
Federalist Papers A series of 85 essays Sought to convince Americans that the new nation would not last if the proposed Constitution were not adopted
Anti-Federalist Writings Opposed the ratification of the new government Believed the new government would be too strong and tyrannical
Declaration of Independence Issued on July 4, 1776 Explained the reasons why the colonists sought independence from Great Britain Thomas Jefferson wrote it
Mayflower Compact Written in 1620—first form of self govt Provided law and order to the Plymouth Colony
1607 Jamestown colony was established 1st established permanent English settlement
Articles of Confederation First form of government(First Constitution) that the U.S. had. Made sure central government had enough power. Most of the power belonged to the states.
U.S. Constitution Established the basic structure of our government Government based on popular sovereignty “We the people”: power rests with the people who elect their representatives
Bill of Rights First 10 Amendments Added to the Constitution in 1791 People’s protection from the government
First Amendment Guarantees: Freedom of religion Freedom of speech Freedom of the press Right to assemble Right to petition the government
2nd Amendment Guarantees our right to bear arms Allows citizens to own guns
3rd Amendment Prohibits government from quartering troops in our homes without consent
4th Amendment Prevents police from conducting “unreasonable searches and seizures” Unless a specific exception applies, police need a search warrant before they can conduct a search
5th Amendment Individuals cannot be tried twice for the same crime Individuals cannot be forced to incriminate themselves
6th Amendment Guarantees those accused of a crime a fair and public trial by a jury in a criminal court Guarantees the assistance of a lawyer
7th Amendment Guarantees the right to a trial by a jury in civil disputes
8th Amendment Prevents judges from setting bail that is to high Prevents judges from inflicting cruel and unusual punishments
9th Amendment States Constitution lists specific individual rights, but also that citizens hold other rights no specified in the Constitution
10th Amendment Reserves powers not granted to the Federal Government belong to the State Government and the people. This is Federalism
Created by: will.seger
 

 



Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards