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Social Studies STAAR Review

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What was the 1st successful English settlement in North America? Jamestown
What year was Jamestown founded? 1607
What was the significance of the Virginia House of Burgesses? First representative assembly in North America
What was the name of the laws established for the good of the colony of Plymouth? Mayflower Compact
What was the name of the intellectual movement that swept through the colonies in the 1700's? Enlightenment
What was the name of the religious movement that swept through the colonies in the 1700's? The Great Awakening
Which act forbid colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains? Proclamation of 1763
Which act forced colonists to house and feed British soldiers? Quartering Act
What was the name of the event where British soldiers fired into a crowd of civilians and killed five people? Boston Massacre
What was event in which colonists dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor? Boston Tea Party
What were the names of the acts passed by Britain intended to punish the colonists? Coercive(Intolerable) Acts
What was the significance of "the shot heard 'round the world"? It marked the start of the American Revolution
What is the significance of 1776? America declared it's independence from Great Britain
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson
List the three inalienable rights mentioned in the Declaration of Independence? Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Who wrote "These are the times that try men's souls" in The Crisis? Thomas Paine
What were the two pamphlets that Thomas Paine wrote? "Common Sense" and "The Crisis"
Who was the King of England during the American Revolution? King George III
Who was the Commander of the Continental Army? George Washington
What was the signficance of the Battle of Saratoga? It was the "turning point" of the American Revolution because the French began to help us out.
What battle marked the end of the American Revolution? Battle of Yorktown
What was the name of the agreement in which Great Britain recognized America's independence? Treaty of Paris (1783)
What was the significance of 1787? It was when the U.S. Constitution was written in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
What was the first form of national government in the U.S.? Articles of Confederation
What was the biggest weakness of the Articles of Confederation? It did not have the power to tax.
Which law described the process of how territories would be incorporated as states? Northwest Ordinance
Which event exposed the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation? Shay's Rebellion
Who was known as the "Father of the Constitution? James Madison
What was the name of the compromise on legislative representation? The Great Compromise
What is the significance of the Bill of Rights? They protect the basic rights of the people.
Which principle explains that there are powers shared between the federal government and state governments Federalism
Which principle describes a government in which the people rule? Popular Sovereignty
Which principle divides the government into three different branches? Separation of Powers
Which principle makes it so that no one branch has more power than the other two? Checks and Balances
Who was the first President of the United States? George Washington
What is the name of the group of advisors chosen by the president? The Cabinet
What was the name of the protest by Pennsylvania farmers? Whiskey Rebellion
Who was the second President of the United States? John Adams
What was the name of the incident where France asked the U.S. for a bribe? The X,Y,Z Affair
What was the law that was aimed at immigrants coming into the United States? Alien and Sedition Acts
What is the significance of 1803? Louisiana Purchase (It doubled the size of the U.S.
What famous Supreme Court case established the principle of Judicial Review? Marbury v. Madison
What were the three Causes of the War of 1812? 1. Impressment of U.S. Sailors 2. Interference of U.S. Shipping 3. Encouraging Native American Resistance
Who wrote the "Star Spangled Banner"? Francis Scott Key
What was the name of the Cherokee journey to Indian Territory in present day Oklahoma? "Trail of Tears"
Which U.S. President strongly supported Indian relocation? Andrew Jackson
Who invented the cotton gin? Eli Whitney
Who invented the steamboat? Robert Fulton
Who invented the telegraph? Samuel F.B. Morse
Who invented the steel plow? John Deere
What was the name of the famous Supreme Court case that gave one steamboat company a monopoly? Gibbons v. Ogden
What is the name of the philosophy that it was America's right to expand all the way to the Pacific Ocean and that western expansion was inevitable? Manifest Destiny
What was a direct result of the California Gold Rush? California became a state.
What was the name of the treaty that ended the Mexican War? Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
What was the name of the territorial acquisition obtained as a result of the Mexican War? Mexican Cession
What event marked the start of the Women's Rights Movement? Seneca Falls Convention
Who wrote "The Liberator"? William Lloyd Garrison
Who wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin"? Harriett Beecher Stowe
Which social reformer fought for better treatment of the mentally ill? Dorothea Dix
Which social reformer fought for increased educational opportunities for students and better training and higher salaries for teachers? Horace Mann
Which social reformer and women's rights activist was a former slave and excellent speaker? Sojourner Truth
Which social reformer was a conductor on the Underground Railroad? Harriet Tubman
What do you call a peaceful form of protest? Civil Disobedience
What do you call when the voters of a territory are allowed to determine the issue of slavery? Popular Sovereignty
What was the name of the famous Supreme Court Case in which a Missouri slave sued for his freedom? Dred Scott v. Sanford
Who won the Election of 1860? Abraham Lincoln
What was the direct result of the Election of 1860? South Carolina seceeded from the Union.
Which event marked the start of the Civil War? Attack on Ft. Sumter
Who was Presidet of the U.S. during the Civil War? Abraham Lincoln
What battle was the "bloodiest day" in all of American military history? Battle of Antietam
What battle was known as the "turning point" of the Civil War? Battle of Gettysburg
What battle gave the Union control of the entire Mississippi River, thus dividing the Confederacy? Siege of Vicksburg
Where did General Lee surrender to General Grant? Appomattox Court House, VA
What amendment abolished slavery? 13th Amendment
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