1 DAY 1 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Exploration and Colonization Readiness TEKS 8.2A, 8.3A, 8.7C, 8.12B 1. Which of the following is an example of North American colonists seeking religious freedom? A. King Charles II gave land to eight nobles in 1663 who sought to grow tobacco in the Carolinas to sell in Europe. 4. According to the map below, which European country primarily operated remote trading outposts within its claimed territory? B. Georgia was established in 1733 as a place for prisoners and convicts from England. C. In 1636, a colony at Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams on the principle of spiritual tolerance. D. Thomas Hooker helped create the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut and establish self-government in The activities of French and Spanish exploration of North America were similar in which fashion? F. fur trading G. ranching and farming H. gold mining J. sending missionaries 3. What was the primary reason for the English colonization of Jamestown in 1607 near the James River? A. wealth creation B. creating a new social structure C. religious freedom D. political alliances with other countries F. England G. Spain H. France J. Holland
2 DAY 1 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Exploration and Colonization Readiness TEKS 8.2A, 8.3A, 8.7C, 8.12B 5. Use the excerpt below from The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut in 1639 to answer the following question....to maintain the peace and union of such a people there should be an orderly and decent Government established according to God, to order and dispose of the affairs of the people at all seasons as occasion shall require; do therefore associate and conjoin ourselves to be as one Public State or Commonwealth. - Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, The establishment of the House of Burgesses in 1619 and creation of the Mayflower Compact in 1620 indicated the colonists understood the importance of: The establishment of this order was a result of which of the following? A. The colony needed a strong defense to protect British control. B. The people desired self-government due to the large distance from England. C. The governor sought a chain-of-command to carry out orders from the king of England. D. The colony wanted to share and equally distribute wealth. 6. Which of the following did not contribute to the rise of selfgovernment in the American colonies? F. distance from England G. need for societal structure H. protection of individual rights J. defense of English sovereignty and control Mayflower Compact, 1620 The House of Burgesses, 1619 A. establishing self-government B. submission to English authority C. protection of natural resources D. creating revenue through taxation 8. Although established long before the American colonies, the Magna Carta in 1215 influenced what feature of colonial life? F. equal taxation G. wealth distribution H. individual rights J. centralized power
3 DAY 1 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Exploration and Colonization Readiness TEKS 8.2A, 8.3A, 8.7C, 8.12B 9. The dependence of the southern colonies on farming lead to which of the following occurrences? 12. Use the diagram below to answer the following question. A. The governors of southern colonies established laws to protect labor rights and fair wages. B. The economic influence of the southern colonies decreased. C. The king of England increased taxation on the revenue of cotton, tobacco, and coffee. D. The demand for labor increased the profitability of the trans-atlantic slave trade. 10. The spread of slavery in the colonization of North America was primarily due to what factor? F. increase in farming of cotton, tobacco, sugar, and coffee G. demand for labor in coastal fishing industry H. creation of shipyards in the northern colonies J. all of the above 11. Which of the following statements is true about slavery in the northern colonies in the 17 th century? A. Slaves were common in northern farming communities. B. Slaves were rare due to the lack of large-scale farming. C. Slaves were non-existent because it was illegal. D. Slaves were common in fishing and fur trading. What best describes the occurrences of lines A, B, and C? F. Africans are captured and sold to factories in Europe where they process raw materials from the American colonies. The goods they produce are sold to African nations. G. Raw materials are produced in Africa where they are sent to the American colonies to be processed by slaves. The manufactured goods are then sold to Europe and exported to Africa. H. Africans are captured and sold into slavery to work on plantations in the American colonies. The raw materials they produce are sold to Europe, manufactured into goods, and exported to African nations. J. Raw materials are exported by slaves from Africa and sent to Europe. In exchange, Europe supplies the American colonies and African nations with manufactured goods.
4 DAY 1 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Exploration and Colonization Readiness TEKS 8.2A, 8.3A, 8.7C, 8.12B A. Colonial Period B. Colonization C. Columbian Exchange D. Economic Gain E. England F. Exploration G. France H. Fundamental Orders of Connecticut I. Individual Rights J. Jamestown K. Magna Carta L. Mayflower Compact M. Plantations N. Political Competition O. Religious Freedom P. Representative Government Q. Self-Government R. Slave Trade S. Social Benefit T. Spain U. House of Burgesses 1. Defines the time of American history prior to Ability to choose and follow one s spiritual beliefs 3. Country that sent explorers to claim land south and west of the Mississippi River for gold, ranching and farming 4. First English colony settled in 1607 for the purpose of economic reasons 5. Large farming operations primarily located in the southern colonies 6. Country that claimed most of the Atlantic coast of North America 7. The king of England s protection for individual rights and approved taxation 8. The act of seeking and claiming new lands for economic, political, and social gain 9. Colonization for the purpose of wealth creation 10. Operation that captured and sold people from their homeland to work on colonial plantations 11. System of government based on the public election of lawmaking officials 12. Country that operated fur-trading outposts in areas northwest of the Appalachian mountains 13. Self-governing agreement reached by the Pilgrims at Cape Cod in Freedoms given to people as individuals not to be taken by government 15. Representative assembly established in the colony of Virginia 16. Power motive for colonization to claim resources and land for a particular country 17. Government control by those who are most immediately affected and influenced 18. Governing agreement between three towns written in 1639 to protect individual rights 19. A motive for colonization that establishes a particular societal structure 20. Settling a new area for the purpose of religious freedom, economic gain, or political power 21. Exchange of resources and goods between Europe and North America after 1492
5 DAY 2 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review American Revolution Readiness TEKS 8.4A, 8.4C, 8.15C, 8.19A 1. British colonists largely objected to which of the following prohibitions of westward expansion following the French and Indian War? A. Stamp Act of 1765 B. Proclamation of 1763 C. Treaty of Paris in 1783 D. Sugar Act of 1764 Name Date 3. Which of the following is not one of the Intolerable Acts of 1774? A. The closing of the Port of Boston B. The mandatory quartering of British soldiers C. The right to ban all town meetings by the governor D. The increased taxation on all exported goods from Boston 2. The following quote from Samuel Adams in 1772 is an argument against what practice imposed by Britain on the American colonists? 4. The diagram below depicts what economic relationship between the American colonies and Britain in 1760? Hence, as a private man has a right to say what wages he will give in his private affairs, so has a community to determine what they will give and grant of their substance for the administration of public affairs. -Samuel Adams, 1772, The Rights of the Colonists F. taxation without representation G. prohibition of slavery H. banning of the right to own firearms J. imposing limitations on land expansion F. tax-free trade G. mercantilism H. balance of trade power J. federalism
6 DAY 2 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review American Revolution Readiness TEKS 8.4A, 8.4C, 8.15C, 8.19A Name Date 5. The image below was one the required depictions to be placed on newspapers and other documents by the Stamp Act in What was the purpose of the Stamp Act? A. To indicate British approval on official government documents B. To prevent fraudulent newspapers being printed in the colonies C. To produce revenue for Britain through taxation on the colonists D. To encourage colonist to remain faithful to their royal allegiance 6. The following quote is an account of what Revolutionary battle? I immediately ordered our Militia to disperse, and not to fire. Immediately [British] Troops made their appearance and rushed furiously, fired upon, and killed eight of our Party without receiving any Provocation therefore from us. -Captain John Parker, Massachusetts Militia, 1775 F. Battle of Yorktown G. Battle of Lexington 7. Which of the following statements is found in the Treaty of Paris of 1783? A. His Brittanic Majesty acknowledges the said United States to be free sovereign and independent states, that he treats with them as such, and for himself, his heirs and successors, relinquishes all claims to the government, propriety, and territorial rights of the same and every part thereof. B. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. C. We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. D. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. H. Winter at Valley Forge J. Battle of Bunker Hill
7 DAY 2 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review American Revolution Readiness TEKS 8.4A, 8.4C, 8.15C, 8.19A 8. The US Constitution establishes the following provision: All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. - Article 1, US Constitution Name Date 10. Which of the following unalienable human rights were not defined in the Declaration of Independence? This provision is directly related to which of the following grievances listed in the Declaration of Independence? F. judges dependent on the [king s] will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries G. quartering large bodies of armed troops among us H. imposing taxes on us without our consent J. refused for a long time to cause others to be elected, whereby the legislative powers have returned to the people at large for their exercise 9. The following grievance found in the Declaration of Independence is addressed in which Amendment in the Bill of Rights? For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury -Declaration of Independence, 1776 A. First Amendment B. Second Amendment C. Fourth Amendment D. Sixth Amendment F. right to liberty G. right to be free of taxation H. right to life J. right to pursue happiness 11. Why does the Declaration of Independence use the word unalienable to describe the rights listed in the preamble? A. The writers wanted to communicate they felt they were not recognized as British citizens. B. These rights were thought of as basic rights given to any human being. C. These rights can only be established by loyalty to their local governing body. D. These rights should not be transferred to anyone else who did not live in the American colonies.
8 DAY 2 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review American Revolution Readiness TEKS 8.4A, 8.4C, 8.15C, 8.19A Name Date A. Declaration of Independence B. Proclamation of 1763 C. Stamp Act D. Boston Tea Party E. Intolerable Acts F. Mercantilism G. Taxation without Representation H. Unalienable Rights I. Battle of Yorktown J. Battle of Lexington/Concord K. Battle of Saratoga L. Valley Forge M. Treaty of Paris N. French and Indian War O. Colonial Grievances P. Bill of Rights Q. US Constitution R. Articles of Confederation 1. The name given to the first ten original amendments to the US Constitution 2. Describes the relationship between a colony sending raw materials to the mother country in return for goods and products 3. Pennsylvania location where the Continental Army endured the harsh winter of Agreement that allowed for British recognition of American independence 5. Royal decision that prohibited settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains 6. British tax imposed on newspapers and other printed colonial documents 7. Indictments against the King of England in the Declaration of Independence 8. God-given to all humans 9. Final battle of the Revolutionary War that resulted in British surrender 10. Document declaring the American colonies to be free from British rule 11. Punishment established as a result of the Boston Tea Party 12. First battle of the American Revolution resulting in a small colonial victory 13. Conflict that left Britain with a huge debt and desire to avoid future conflict 14. Created first US government structure without executive or judicial branches 15. Turning point in the American Revolution in which France became allies 16. Argument that government cannot impose taxes without the consent of citizens 17. Occurrence of civil disobedience in protest to British taxation 18. Document that established the three branches of governments and right of citizens in 1787
9 DAY 3 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Constitution Readiness TEKS 8.4E, 8.7C, 8.15A, 8.15C, 8.17A 1. The protection of individual freedoms from the federal government was a demand for the addition of what component to the Constitution? A. Process of Ratification B. Separation of Power C. Preamble D. The Bill of Rights 2. The following quote, attributed to Patrick Henry, indicates his strong position as an Anti-Federalist. What were the Anti- Federalists opposed to in 1787? Name Date 3. Arguments for the ratification of the Constitution can be found in what historical document(s)? A. The Article of Confederation B. The Federalist Papers C. Declaration of Independence D. The Bill of Rights 4. The following cartoon from 1788, titled The GLORIOUS [FABRIC], is supporting what political position in New Hampshire? [It] is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests. - Patrick Henry, attributed F. ratification of the Constitution G. slave ownership H. states rights J. local control of government F. Federalist position to secede from the United States G. Anti-Federalist position to vote against ratification H. Federalist position to support ratification J. Anti-Federalist position to centralize government power
10 DAY 3 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Constitution Readiness TEKS 8.4E, 8.7C, 8.15A, 8.15C, 8.17A 5. How would the Three-Fifths Compromise affect Virginia, the most populous slave state in 1790? A. It would allow for the slave population of Virginia to count equally in federal taxation and representation. B. Virginia would have three-fifths of the total representation in Congress. Name Date 7. What do columns A and B represent, respectively? Column A Taxes were imposed without the consent. The military is given superiority over civil government. Column B Taxes must be approved by congress. The Commander-in-Chief must be a civilian. C. Three-fifths of the slave population would count toward determining federal taxation and representation. D. Three-fifths of the slave population must be set free in order to ratify the Constitution. A large, standing army is maintained among the people. Judges are not free to act on their own will. Congress, as a representation of the people, must support funding of the military. All federal judges are appointed for life. 6. The Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights heavily influenced what provision in the US Constitution? F. separation of power G. congressional approval of all taxes A. colonial grievances and constitutional provisions B. state s rights and federal authority C. reasons for and against ratification D. legislative and executive powers H. executive authority over taxation J. equal congressional representation
11 DAY 3 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Constitution Readiness TEKS 8.4E, 8.7C, 8.15A, 8.15C, 8.17A 8. Which of the following quotes did not come from The Federalist Papers in support of ratification of the Constitution? F. "I had rather be a free citizen of the small republic of Massachusetts, than an oppressed subject of the great American empire." G. The operations of the federal government will be most extensive and important in times of war and danger; those of the State governments, in times of peace and security. H. To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people each individual citizen everywhere enjoying the same national rights, privileges, and protection. Name Date 10. The following quote from Thomas Jefferson indicates that he supports what political position in 1788? Our country is too large to have all affairs directed by a single government. Thomas Jefferson F. Ratification G. Republicanism H. Anti-Federalism J. Federalism J. You must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself. 9. Anti-Federalists argued all of the following except: A. The US Supreme Court should not be able to overturn decisions made in the state courts. B. The federal government is given too much control over local affairs. C. Individual rights should be given priority over government authority. D. The national legislative and executive branches are not given enough power. 11. James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were instrumental in writing essays supporting what cause? A. Creating strong state governments B. Protecting the rights of individual land ownership C. Ratifying the Constitution D. Westward expansion
12 DAY 3 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Constitution Readiness TEKS 8.4E, 8.7C, 8.15A, 8.15C, 8.17A Name Date A. Alexander Hamilton B. Anti-Federalists C. Articles of Confederation D. Bill of Rights E. Constitutional Convention F. Federalists G. George Mason H. Individual Rights I. James Madison J. Limited Government K. Patrick Henry L. Popular Sovereignty M. Preamble N. Ratification O. Republicanism P. Separation of Powers Q. Shay s Rebellion R. The Federalists Papers S. The Great Compromise T. Three-Fifths Compromise 1. The name given to the first ten original amendments to the US Constitution that protect individual freedoms 2. A set of essays written in support of the ratification of the Constitution 3. People who argued against the ratification of the Constitution because it weakened states rights 4. The author of the majority of The Federalists Papers 5. Constitutional provision that ensures no single branch of government has complete authority revolt in Massachusetts that revealed a need for a national army 7. Freedoms granted to people and protected by the government 8. An agreement of governance that created a bond between states for foreign affairs, but could not tax or raise an army 9. An agreement between the states that created two houses of Congress based on both state population and equal representation for each state 10. Opening statement of the Constitution that sets its purpose 11. Process by which each state had to approve the Constitution in order to establish the federal government 12. Political philosophy that federal laws should be made by elected representatives 13. An Anti-Federalist statesman that argued in defense of states rights 14. An agreement that states could count their slave population as a fraction in comparison to their free population for the purpose of representation and taxation 15. People who argued for the ratification of the Constitution 16. Idea that government should not be unrestricted in authority over individuals 17. A Federalist known as the Father of the US Constitution 18. Gathering of representatives in 1787 in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation 19. The principle that the authority of the government is created and sustained by the consent of its people 20. An Anti-Federalist that was instrumental in creating the Bill of Rights
13 DAY 4 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Constitution Readiness TEKS 8.15D, 8.16A, 8.18A, 8.19A, 8.19B, and 8.25C 1. What principle of US government is illustrated in the diagram below? 3. The quote below from Patrick Henry addresses what principle of the US Constitution? Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men, without a consequent loss of liberty? - Patrick Henry, 1788 A. Limited government B. Popular sovereignty C. Checks and balances D. Federalism A. Individual rights B. Checks and balances C. Judicial review D. Separation of powers 2. Which of the following is not an example of the principle of limited government defined in the US Constitution? 4. What principle of US government is illustrated in the diagram below? F. Each state establishes its own system of public education. G. Congress passes a resolution to declare war. H. The Supreme Court upholds recent legislation passed by Congress. J. The President signs an executive order to increase taxes. F. Unalienable rights G. Republicanism H. Judicial review J. Federalism
14 DAY 4 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Constitution Readiness TEKS 8.15D, 8.16A, 8.18A, 8.19A, 8.19B, and 8.25C 5. What principle of the US Constitution is illustrated in the political cartoon below? 6. Suppose Congress wants to amend the Constitution. If 60% of both houses have voted in favor of the proposed legislation, can the amendment be passed into law and why? F. Yes, but only if it is signed by the President. G. Yes, no other action is required and the amendment passes. H. No, two-thirds of both houses did not vote in favor of the amendment. J. No, the Supreme Court has not reviewed the amendment. 7. When writing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson referred to the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as: A. Limited government B. Popular sovereignty C. Checks and balances D. Federalism A. expendable B. unalienable C. given by government D. uncommon
15 DAY 4 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Constitution Readiness TEKS 8.15D, 8.16A, 8.18A, 8.19A, 8.19B, and 8.25C 8. During the Constitutional Convention in 1787, James Madison said that federal courts could declare a law void if the law violates the constitution established by the people themselves. Madison was advocating what principle to be included in the US Constitution? 10. The following image of a protester is appealing to what right? F. Individual rights G. Checks and balances H. Judicial review J. Separation of powers F. Unalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence G. First Amendment of the Bill of Rights H. Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights J. Individual rights provided by state governments 9. All of the following rights are guaranteed in the Bill of Rights except: A. The right to property ownership B. The right to own a gun C. The right to due process D. The right to religious freedom 11. What action would be protected by the First Amendment? A. A business owner refuses to allow his personal property to be used by the military for training and housing. B. A family may choose to attend worship service at a newly founded church in the community. C. An accused man seeks advice from his attorney before being questioned by the police. D. A woman wants to purchase a firearm and keep it in her house for security.
16 DAY 4 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Constitution Readiness TEKS 8.15D, 8.16A, 8.18A, 8.19A, 8.19B, and 8.25C A. Bill of Rights B. Checks and Balances C. Eighth Amendment D. Fifth Amendment E. First Amendment F. Fourth Amendment G. Judicial Review H. Ninth Amendment I. Popular Sovereignty J. Process for Amendment K. Republicanism L. Second Amendment M. Separation of Powers N. Seventh Amendment O. Sixth Amendment P. Tenth Amendment Q. Third Amendment R. Unalienable Rights 1. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness 2. Right that protects freedom of personal expression 3. Each branch of government has the power to control the other two 4. Authority to govern must be given by the people 5. Citizens elect representatives to make and enforce laws 6. Right that protects owning a firearm 7. Right that gives authority to the individual states if not addressed in the Constitution 8. Government operating in three distinct branches 9. Individual rights listed in the Constitution that are the result of colonial grievances 10. Right that protects you from cruel or unusual punishment 11. Right to a jury in a civil case 12. Right to other rights not necessarily listed in the Constitution 13. Right to refuse your home from being used for military purposes 14. Requires 2/3 vote of both houses and majority vote in 3/4 of states 15. Right to a timely and public trial 16. Protection from unreasonable searches and seizures of personal property 17. All legislative and executive actions are subject to possible examination in court 18. Right to refuse testimony against yourself
17 DAY 5 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Early Republic Readiness TEKS 8.5A, 8.5C, 8.5E, 8.6A, and 8.18A 1. A plan to create a national bank in order to stabilize the new economy of the United States was: A. Met with harsh criticism from George Washington and vetoed. B. A key part of Alexander Hamilton s economic plan. C. Initially tried, but abandoned under the Monroe Doctrine. D. Approved and established only as a publicly owned bank, not privately owned. 2. At the end of the Revolutionary War, a major economic issue that faced the United States was: F. The number of failed small businesses. G. Lack of natural resources. H. No strong, international trading partners. J. The large amount of war debt. 3. Disagreement over Alexander Hamilton s national economic policies: A. Gave rise to the first political parties. B. Caused Washington to fire Hamilton as the Secretary of the Treasury. C. Ignited riots among northern business owners. D. Brought federalists and anti-federalists together in agreement to oppose Hamilton s plan. Name Date 4. Use the table below to answer this question. Column A Column B Key Leaders Alexander Hamilton John Adams Thomas Jefferson James Madison Government Strong national government Strong state governments Supporters Merchants and manufacturers Farmers and craftsmen Foreign Policy Viewed French Revolution as Sympathetic to French an example of mob rule Revolution Voting Limited to property owners Open to all adult males What titles should be given to Column A and Column B, respectively? F. Southern States, Northern States G. Federalists, Democratic-Republicans H. Slave Owners, Abolitionists J. Labor Unions, Business Owners 5. The statement, The duty and interest of the United States require that they should adopt a conduct friendly and impartial toward the [warring] powers best summarizes: A. Alexander Hamilton s economic plan B. The Monroe Doctrine C. The foreign policy of George Washington D. France s appeal to the United States in 1793
18 DAY 5 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Early Republic Readiness TEKS 8.5A, 8.5C, 8.5E, 8.6A, and 8.18A 6. Which of the following is not a statement from George Washington s Farewell Address? Name Date 8. In the map below, the Northwest Territory was the subject of the Northwest Ordinance in F. The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations [with] foreign nations G. It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world. H. Avoid the accumulation of debt not ungenerously throwing upon [future generations] the burden, which we ourselves ought to bear. J. As a principle in which the rights and interests of the United States are involved, that the American continents are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers. 7. Marbury v. Madison (1803) was significant because: A. It gave significant decision making power to the President. B. It established the first case of judicial review in which a law was struck down as unconstitutional. C. It created a system of lower courts and weakened the Supreme Court. D. State courts were given a higher level of authority that federal courts. The Northwest Ordinance: F. Allowed for slave ownership in territories not yet defined as a state. G. Defined the process for which new states would be admitted to the United States. H. Prohibited settlement in this region. J. Created a peace treaty with Native Americans.
19 DAY 5 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Early Republic Readiness TEKS 8.5A, 8.5C, 8.5E, 8.6A, and 8.18A 9. The Proclamation of Neutrality (1793) and the Monroe Doctrine (1823) were common in what aspect? Name Date 11. All of the following were significant policies and occurrences of George Washington s presidency, except: A. Created a strong political and military alliance with France. B. Established a stronger United States presence in world affairs. C. Sought to avoid conflicts with European nations. D. Communicated the United States the desire for westward expansion. A. Neutral stance on foreign conflicts that did not directly involve the United States. B. Establishment of a national bank and a federal system of credit and currency. C. Emergence of major political parties. D. Purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France. 10. What major foreign policy declared that the American continents were no longer open to exploration and settlement by European nations? 12. In 1787, Thomas Jefferson said, I think it is wise not to entangle ourselves with the affairs of Europe. What document shares this same belief? F. The Monroe Doctrine G. George Washington s Farewell Address H. Proclamation of Neutrality of 1793 J. Embargo Act of 1807 F. George Washington s Farewell Address G. The Declaration of Independence H. Marbury v. Madison (1803) J. Federalist Papers
20 DAY 5 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Early Republic Readiness TEKS 8.5A, 8.5C, 8.5E, 8.6A, and 8.18A Name Date A. Democratic-Republican Party B. Federalist Party C. Hamilton s Financial Plan D. Louisiana Purchase E. Marbury v. Madison (1803) F. Missouri Compromise G. Monroe Doctrine H. Northwest Ordinance I. Proclamation of Neutrality J. Tariff K. Thomas Jefferson L. War of 1812 M. Washington s Farewell Address N. Whiskey Rebellion 1. The first Secretary of the Treasury s proposal to establish a national bank to stable the economic system 2. Conflict with Britain over the impressment of US sailors that proved the nation could defend itself 3. The first president s advice to the nation to remain neutral in European affairs 4. Uprising by western farmers in response to Hamilton s taxation plan 5. Supreme Court assertion that it can declare a law unconstitutional and established the first major instance of judicial review 6. Political organization that supports stronger state governments and limited federal government 7. One of the leaders of the Democratic- Republican Party 8. Presidential declaration that the American continents was no longer open to European exploration and settlement 9. Taxation on imported goods from other countries expansion of US territory that doubled the size of the nation declaration that the US would not engage itself in French-British conflicts 12. Political party that advocated for a strong national government 13. Established territorial law and path for new states to be admitted into the Union 14. Agreement between anti-slavery advocates and pro-slavery supporters over where slavery was permitted
21 DAY 6 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Age of Jackson Readiness TEKS 8.5C, 8.7C, 8.15D, 8.17B, and 8.18A 1. The invention of the cotton gin by Eli Whitney in 1793 made cotton growing in the south to become very efficient, and therefore profitable, for southern farmers. This lead to which of the following occurrences: 3. Andrew Jackson dispatched naval ships to Charleston harbor and warned South Carolina that its action to void the Tariff of 1832 within its territory was treason. This was his response to: I. An increase in the African slave trade II. Smaller cotton plantations took the place of larger farms III. Dependence on cotton in the southern economy A. Indian Removal Act B. Industrial Revolution C. Missouri Compromise A. I and II only D. The Nullification Crisis B. I and III only C. II and III only D. I, II, and III 2. The key issue of the Nullification Crisis was a debate over: F. Individual power of states over federal authority G. Abolishment of slavery H. Women s right to vote and run for office J. Relocation of Indians to western territories 4. In context of Question #3 (above), Andrew Jackson believed that: F. South Carolina farmers could determine their own level of taxation. G. South Carolina was correct in its assertion that it could secede from the Union over the Tariff of H. South Carolina did not have the authority to nullify a federal law unconstitutional. J. South Carolina was no longer a slave state under federal law.
22 DAY 6 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Age of Jackson Readiness TEKS 8.5C, 8.7C, 8.15D, 8.17B, and 8.18A 5. In Worcester v. Georgia, Supreme Court Justice John Marshall declared: The act of Georgia under which the plaintiff [Worchester] was prosecuted is void. The acts of Georgia are [against] the Constitution, laws, and treaties of the United States. This ruling supports the idea of: A. republicanism B. popular sovereignty 7. In the Nullification Crisis, what political leader argued that states reserved the right to nullify federal laws? A. Andrew Jackson B. John Calhoun C. John Quincy Adams D. Henry Clay C. individual rights D. anti-federalism 6. During the presidency of Andrew Jackson, Protestant Evangelicals supported what major reform movement? 8. Why were southern states against the higher tariffs enacted by Congress? F. Abolishment of slavery G. Individual rights for Indians H. Women s right to vote J. Rights of factory workers F. It would make it more difficult to export crops. G. It would give northern farmers an economic advantage. H. It would give slaves more individual rights. J. It would prevent manufacturing business from growing.
23 DAY 6 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Age of Jackson Readiness TEKS 8.5C, 8.7C, 8.15D, 8.17B, and 8.18A 9. The following political cartoon and commentary was in response to the reckless power of Andrew Jackson. 10. Andrew Jackson s views on slavery were mostly aligned with which of the following groups? F. Protestant evangelicals G. Northern Republicans H. Southern plantation owners J. European immigrants 11. How did the southern plantation system influence the northern economic system? Criticism of the Jackson s ideas led to what major political movement? A. Women s right to vote B. Establishment of the Whig Party C. Trail of Tears D. War of 1812 A. The economic system of the northern states was completely independent from the southern plantations. B. The tariffs on southern plantations made northern businesses more profitable. C. Northern plantations could not compete with cheaper prices from southern plantations because of their use of slave labor. D. Southern plantations produced cotton used in northern mills and factories.
24 DAY 6 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Age of Jackson Readiness TEKS 8.5C, 8.7C, 8.15D, 8.17B, and 8.18A A. Henry Clay B. Spoils System C. Jacksonian Democracy D. Indian Removal Act E. Worcester v. Georgia F. Trail of Tears G. Nullification Crisis H. Abolitionists I. Eli Whitney J. Whig Party K. Tariff of Abominations L. Free Enterprise System M. Second Great Awakening N. Seneca Falls Convention 1. Name given to the 1828 taxation on raw materials that angered many states 2. Political organization founded in opposition to the policies of Andrew Jackson 3. The practice of replacing government officials aligned with views of the president 4. Meeting in which women demanded equality with men, including the right to vote law that required the relocation of Cherokees to western territories 6. Standoff between South Carolina and the federal government on the state s belief it could declare a federal law unconstitutional within its own borders 7. Inventor of the cotton gin, a device that changed the profitability of cotton farmers and the need of slavery labor 8. Large movement of Cherokees from their native lands, resulting the in deaths of thousands of Indians 9. People who oppose slavery 10. Supreme Court ruling that declared only the federal government, not an individual state, could enforce laws on distinct Indian communities 11. He proposed a compromise on tariffs that essentially ended the Nullification Crisis 12. Nation-wide revival of strong religious feelings that sparked many reform movements of the 1820s and 1830s 13. Term given to the presidential policies of Andrew Jackson and his belief that politics had been corrupted by special interests 14. Economic system characterized by minimal government interference and free action between producers and consumers
25 DAY 7 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Westward Expansion and Sectionalism Readiness TEKS 8.6B, 8.6D, 8.7C, 8.10B, 8.11A, 8.12D, and 8.23A 1. All of the following are considered significant roots of the Manifest Destiny except: 3. Sam Houston s victory at the Battle of San Jacinto eventually led to which of the following occurrences? A. Americans believed that it was their mission to extend democracy from Atlantic to Pacific coast. B. Expanding westward was a way to secure the United States from rival powers like England, Spain, and Russia. C. Plantation owners in the south wanted to expand their farming operations, and slavery, into the western frontier. A. The Annexation of Texas in 1845 and the US-Mexican War B. The Louisiana Purchase in 1803 C. The opening of the Oregon Trail to pioneers in the 1840s D. The Gadsden Purchase of 1853 D. Americans romanticized the pioneering spirit and as a symbol of individualism and freedom. 2. The Louisiana Purchase of 1803, the purchase of Florida in 1819, and the annexation of Texas in 1845 are all examples of what political philosophy of the 19 th century? 4. How did the Compromise of 1850 affect land gained through the US-Mexican War? F. Free Enterprise System G. Federalism H. Abolitionism J. Manifest Destiny F. Established free markets of trade with both Mexico and the United States G. Expanding voting rights to women H. Opened Texas to the practice of slavery J. Created a new railroad system to transport goods from Texas to the east coast
26 DAY 7 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Westward Expansion and Sectionalism Readiness TEKS 8.6B, 8.6D, 8.7C, 8.10B, 8.11A, 8.12D, and 8.23A 5. Fighting between pro-slavery and anti-slavery groups was a result of which congressional action? 7. Using the map below, which territories of land were acquired by the United States between 1845 and 1855? A. The Annexation of Texas in 1845 B. Compromise of 1850 C. Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 D. Missouri Compromise of Texas and California both have what historical characteristic in common? F. Achieved statehood in 1845 G. Former territories of Mexico H. Settled by Mormons J. Allowed the practice of slavery A. Territories B, C, and D B. Territories D and E C. Territories B, E, and G D. Territories E, G, H and J 8. Using the map in question #7, which territory was purchased for $10 million from Mexico to construct a railroad route to the Pacific? F. Territory F G. Territory G H. Territory H J. Territory J
27 DAY 7 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Westward Expansion and Sectionalism Readiness TEKS 8.6B, 8.6D, 8.7C, 8.10B, 8.11A, 8.12D, and 8.23A 9. Which of the following is not true about why pioneers and settlers pursued western territories? A. The availability of natural harbors for shipping B. Inexpensive land C. Abundant natural resources D. Fertile soil for farming 11. All of the following contribute to sectionalism of the United States in 1850 except: A. Differences in local geography B. Regional availability of natural resources C. Uniform currency and federal taxation D. Religious values and beliefs within a community 10. Beginning in 1847, thousands of Mormons moved westward and settled near the Great Salt Lake for what reason? 12. Which of the following quotes does not support the idea that it should be the mission of the United States to control all territory from Atlantic to Pacific coasts? F. We are anxious to force free government on all; It is a great mistake. John Calhoun G. And that claim is by the right to overspread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federated self-government entrusted to us. John O Sullivan F. Economic opportunities associated with mining G. Religious freedom H. Strong belief in the Manifest Destiny J. Farming and cattle ranching H. For the common happiness of them all, for their peace and prosperity, I believe it is indispensable that they should be associated in one federal Union. John Quincy Adams J. The United States are fully determined to bring into cultivation every portion of the territory contained within their acknowledged boundaries. Henry Clay
28 DAY 7 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Westward Expansion and Sectionalism Readiness TEKS 8.6B, 8.6D, 8.7C, 8.10B, 8.11A, 8.12D, and 8.23A A. Annexation of Texas B. Compromise of 1850 C. Dred Scott Decision D. Florida E. Fugitive Slave Law F. Gadsden Purchase G. German Immigrants H. Irish Immigrants I. Kansas-Nebraska Act J. Louisiana Purchase K. Manifest Destiny L. Mexican Cession M. Mormons N. Oregon Territory O. Republican Party P. Sectionalism Q. US-Mexican War 1. Belief that it is the fate of the United States to occupy North America from Atlantic to Pacific coasts 2. Came to America to escape famine 3. Purchased from Spain in 1819 for $5 million 4. Path of thousands of settlers westward to the fertile Williamette Valley 5. Religious group founded during the Second Great Awakening by Joseph Smith in Occurrence of statehood in 1845 following independence from Mexico 7. Land purchase from Mexico in 1853 to build a railroad connecting the South to the Pacific Coast purchase of land from France that doubled the size of the United States 9. People coming to America flee political unrest in their home country 10. Tendency for people living in a particular region to develop their own unique way of life 11. Law that allowed Southern slave owners to hunt down escaped slaves in the North 12. California was admitted as a free state in exchange for the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law law that allowed popular sovereignty to decide whether a state will be free 14. Resulted in an American victory and established the Rio Grande border with Mexico 15. The purchase of much of the southwest territory of the United States through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 16. Critics of the Kansas-Nebraska Act founded this organization to stop the spread of slavery 17. Supreme Court ruling that declared slaves were not views as citizens, but as property
29 DAY 8 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Industrialization and Cultural Reform Readiness TEKS 8.12B, 8.13B, 8.24B, 8.27A, and 8.27B 1. What statement below best answers the flow chart? 3. Newspapers ads, like the one below, were becoming common in the 1860s. A. Workers moved into cities where factories are located. B. Factory owners bought large amounts of rural land. C. Factories were built away from transportation hubs. D. Labor unions were weakened due to a decline in farming. 2. Which of the following was not a factor in bringing about rapid industrialization? F. Improvement in roads, canals, and railroad networks G. Advances in technology and machinery H. Decline in the need for food grown on farms J. Increasing population and demand for produced goods Which of the following is true about railroad shipping in the 1860s? A. Railroad companies were suffering financially from rapid industrialization. B. Railroad shipping made it easier to transport manufactured products from factories to rural areas. C. Railroads were not an efficient form of transporting goods in D. Shipments through canals and rivers could reach more people in the western states than railroads.
30 DAY 8 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Industrialization and Cultural Reform Readiness TEKS 8.12B, 8.13B, 8.24B, 8.27A, and 8.27B 4. Which of the following is a key innovation in produced goods during the 1850s and 1860s, as shown in the example below? 6. Based on the map below, which of the following is a true statement about transportation in 1825? F. Railroads were vital for transporting goods from New York to Chicago. F. Gasoline-powered engines G. Individualized and unique production H. Electrical motors J. Interchangeable parts 5. A form transportation that revolutionized shipment of goods and travel from New Orleans to Kansas City in the 1850s was: A. Railroad B. Steamboat C. Paved roads D. Cotton gin G. The Erie Canal opened up trade opportunities from the East Coast to the Midwest H. Traditional mail routes were the only option of sending a package from Buffalo to Cleveland. J. Telegraphs were important to sending daily news from western states to the East Coast. 7. What technological advancement of the mid-1800s allowed for news to travel from Boston to Kansas City within the same day? A. Transcontinental Railroad B. Steamboat C. Telegraph D. Radio
31 DAY 8 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Industrialization and Cultural Reform Readiness TEKS 8.12B, 8.13B, 8.24B, 8.27A, and 8.27B 8. The Second Great Awakening was a catalyst for all of the following major social reforms of the 1800s except: 10. The following document is from the Seneca Falls Convention of F. Ending slavery G. Banning alcoholic drinks H. Reforming prisons J. Extending voting rights to women 9. What social reform effort is Horace Mann advocating for in his quote below? Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power. Horace Mann, 1855 A. Slavery cannot be avoided as a means to building a wealthy, civilized society. B. Basic education for all is essential to the success of the United States in the industrial revolution. C. The availability of alcoholic beverages ruins the quality of the workforce. D. Prison reform and the decent treatment of the mentality ill is a moral imperative. What social reform and reference are the authors making? F. Women s rights related to the Declaration of Independence G. Temperance movement related to the Constitution H. Prison reform related to the Bill of Rights J. Abolitionism related to the Mayflower Compact
32 DAY 8 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Name Date Industrialization and Cultural Reform Readiness TEKS 8.12B, 8.13B, 8.24B, 8.27A, and 8.27B A. Abolitionism B. Cotton Gin C. Dorothea Dix D. Elizabeth Stanton E. Horace Mann F. Industrialization G. Interchangeable Parts H. Mass Production I. Prison Reform J. Second Great Awakening K. Seneca Falls Convention L. Steamboat M. Telegraph N. Temperance O. Transcontinental Railroad P. Urbanization 1. Increased the capacity and speed for river travel 2. Movement of people from rural areas to cities 3. Invention by Eli Whitney that increased the profitability of plantations 4. Ability to create goods in large quantities at affordable prices 5. Restriction of alcoholic beverages 6. Religious revival that sparked many social reform efforts in the 1800s 7. Reformer for the availability of education for all children 8. Reform effort that sought to end the practice of slavery 9. A leader of the women s rights movement and organizer of the Seneca Fall Convention 10. The rapid changing in the creation of goods brought about by technological advances that allowed for mass production 11. The uniformity of products allowed for common components to swapped 12. The sending of electrical impulses, usually in code language, along a wire convention seeking the advancement of women s rights 14. Connection of the east and west coasts of the United States for transportation of people and goods 15. Leader who campaigned for caring for the mentally ill and prison reform 16. Campaign for human treatment of criminals and transition back into society
33 DAY 9 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review Civil War Readiness TEKS 8.8B, 8.17B, and 8.18A 1. Fort Sumter, as illustrated below, was significant in the Civil War because: Name Date 3. What would best describe the missing event in the sequence below? A. It marked the beginning of the war as Confederates attacked the Union held fort. B. The Confederate Army was dealt a strong defeat which turned the tide of the war to the Union s favor. C. The Confederate-held fort was attacked and sieged by the Union army. A. Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address. B. Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation. C. Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. D. Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the United States. D. The marked the last major battle in the Civil War. 2. Which Civil War event listed below was the first major Union defeat of General Robert E. Lee? F. Battle of Gettysburg (Pennsylvania, 1863) G. Battle of Bull Run (Virginia, 1861) H. Sherman s March to the Sea (1864) J. Battle of Antietam (Virginia, 1862) 4. Which of the following was not a contributing factor to the Civil War? F. State s rights to secede G. Continuation of slavery in the South H. Economic differences between North and South states J. Division within the Republican Party in the 1860 election