CSET - Subtest I (US History portion)
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Which indian group established a culture off southern Alaska about 7,000 years ago?
In What structure did plains indians live?
Name a non indigenous group that established North American settlements before Columbus:
In what year did Columbus reach the mainland of North America?
Where were African slaves first brought to America?
What did Spanish explorers bring that caused great devastation to NAs?
Which nation established the first settlement in Manhattan?
How many English colonies were there in the 1740s?
Which things frequently used by colonists were taxed by the original Townsend Acts?
Which two riders spread the word about the English march on Concord?
Name two of the self-evident truths found in the Declaration of Independence?
- (1) inalienable right of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness
- (2) equality of all persons
Where did the Colonial Army winter in 1777?
Which two main forces trapped Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia?
- American Army
- French Fleet
What was the first governing document for the US?
Articles of Confederation
NAme three of the first ten commandments to the Constitution
- (1) freedom of religion, press, speech, assembly, and petition
- (2) right to bear arms
- (3)right to a speedy public trial and the right to a lawyer
Theory of Nullification:
States can nullify federal laws in that state
What tract of land did jefferson purchase from France?
What action started the war of 1812?
American invasion of Canada
What famous national song was written during the War of 1812?
Star Spangled Banner
What affect did the Missouri Compromise have on the state of Missouri?
Missouri was admitted as a slave staate
What governmental group did Jackson ignore when he moved NAs onto reservations?
the Supreme Court
What was the status of Texas after it gained its independence from Mexico?
became a sovereign nation
What states seceded from the Union before hostilities began? (7)
- South Carolina
What action began the Civil War?
Confederate attack on Fort Sumter
What was the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation?
it freed slaves in the Confederate states
What type of government dud Lincoln call for in his Gettysburg Address?
"of the people, by the people, for the people."
Describe one of the three civil rights amendments adopted from 1865-1870
XIII - which prohibited slavery
Until what year were Northern troops in the South following the Civil War?
Who was the only President to be elected and re-elected during this period?
What was the goal of the Dawes Severalty Act?
to move Indians from reservations into society
What inventions drew women to the work place? (2)
Name a territory the US gained in the treaty ending the Spanish American war?
- Puerto Rico
Teddy Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Prize for helping end what was?
How long ago did NAs come to North America?
30,000 years ago
When Europeans arrived to North and South America, how many many NAs lived here? Where did the majority of the NAs live?
- 70-90 mill
- 40% were in South America
What culture developed about 500 AD?
What culture developed about 600 AD?
What culture developed about 750 AD?
in 1400 AD, who migrated from Canada to the southwestern US?
Navajos and Apaches
In 1500 AD, advanced ____ ________ cultures existed
How many voyages did Columbus make?
Who reached the North American mainland in 1497 and who did he claim it for?
In 1607, what city was established under John Smith?
Pilgrims left England on the _______ to escape _____ ______ and established two colonies: ______ & _________
- religious persecution
The French city of _____ was founded about 1609 by _____ _______
What document forbade English colonial expansion west and made it easier to tax the colonists?
Proclamation of 1763
What act/tax on the colonies helped pay for the war and was protested "taxation without representation?"
Sugar Act (1764)
Name the historical event where British troops fired on colonial protesters (actions that were later defended by John Adams)
Boston Massacre (1770)
What was the First Continental Congress about (1774)?
- representatives from each colony met to boycott goods from England until the English repealed the taxes
- declared in rebellion
Where was the rev war's first shot fired in 1775?
The 2nd Continental Congress named who as commander-in-chief?
Who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense and what was it about?
- Thomas Paine
- favored American Independence
On July 4, 1776 the Continental Congress approved what? Who was the author?
- Declaration of Independence
- Thomas Jefferson
Name three battles that took place during 1775:
- Bunker Hill
Where did the Americans win? What were two results of our victory?
- French openly recognized America
- France became our war allies - decisive moment in the rev. war
Who took over the southern army and later surrendered to American forces and the French fleet in 1781 at Chesapeake Bay?
In 1783, the US and Britain signed what? What did it give to the US?
- Treaty of Paris
- land east of the Mississippi
What year was GW sworn in as our first president? Who was his vice pres?
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 made what illegal?
hiding "escaped slaves"
Eli Whitney invented what?
France sought bribes from America
Concern about france led to what acts? what did these acts do?
- alien and seditions acts (4 bills passed)
- put pressure on non-citizens and forbade any writing that criticized the gov't
War of 1812 was between what two countries? Who declared the war?
- US and Great Britian
- the US
Andrew Jackson fought and defeated the British at the .....?
Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812)
The Missouri made Maine a ____ state, Missouri a ____ state and excluded ___ in the ______ part of the Louisiana Purchase
What established that the Americas were off limits for further colonization, the political system in the US was diff from Europe, etc...?
Monroe Doctrine (1823)
Which President favored the removal of NAs to reservations and marks a time of increased democracy in the US?
Outcome of the Battle of San Jacinto?
Texas was admitted as a slave state in 1844
Much of the Manifest Destiny of the US to stretch from sea to sea was achieved under which President?
Explain the Compromise of 1850:
specified whether territories would be granted statehood as a free or slave state and contained a strict fugitive slave law
About how many slaves escaped slavery using the UGRR?
When did Kansas become a free state?
What did the Supreme court rule in the 1857 Dred Scott case?
slaves are property, not citizens and therefore had no standing in the court
Who led his army and invaded Pennsylvania during the Civil War?
Who was assassinated 5 days after successfully leading the US through the Civil War (1865)?
What did the Homestead Act do? (1862)
made public lands available to Western settlers
Who became President after Lincoln was assassinated?
How did reconstruction end?
- President Hayes directed the removal of troops from the South
- Southern whites reestablished their control over the South
What did the supreme court rule in Plessy v. Ferguson?
it was legal to provide separate but equal.....etc
What did the supreme court rule in Cumming v. County Board of Education?
legal to separate schools for blacks
What did the Jim Crow laws do? What court case reversed these laws?
- re-imposed racial segregation
- Brown v. Board of Education
Who led the women's suffrage moment (2)? what is a suffrage movement?
- (1) Elizabeth Stanton, (2) Susan B. Anthony
- woman's right to vote
The suppression of a Cuban revolt in 1898 led to what?
How long did the Spanish American War last?
Roosevelt is known for using what kind of diplomacy? He caused the US to start becoming a "_________ of the world"
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