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1. TAKS Released Tests 2003, 2004,& 2006

2. Objective 1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of issues and events in U.S. history.

3. In the Gettysburg Address, President Lincoln said that Union soldiers had sacrificed their lives to ensure that “government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.” What type of government was Lincoln referring to? F Monarchy G Oligarchy H Aristocracy J Democracy

4. Based on the cartoon, which of the following best explains the impact of the Monroe Doctrine? F The United States would not allow foreign nations to form alliances. G The United States would not allow further European colonization in the Western Hemisphere. H The United States would serve as a negotiator between European nations. J The United States would protect the economic interests of Europe.

5. In 1803 Thomas Jefferson made one of his most important contributions as president when he — F wrote the Declaration of Independence G became the leader of the Democratic- Republican Party H founded the University of Virginia J purchased the Louisiana Territory from France

6. In 1787 many of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention opposed ratification of the U.S. Constitution because of its failure to — F include a bill of rights G reduce states’ rights H eliminate slavery J establish a foreign-trade policy

7. Which item would best complete the list? F Inexperienced military leaders G Lack of industries H Larger population J Lack of agricultural land

8. Which of the following lists shows the correct order in which these presidents served? A George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe B George Washington, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson Thomas Jefferson C George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, James Monroe D George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson

9. In 1787 Congress established a system for creating new states from western territories — A through the Monroe Doctrine B through the Northwest Ordinance C with the Treaty of Paris D with the approval of the Three-Fifths Compromise

10. The Union general who accepted the surrender of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army at Appomattox Court House was — F Ambrose Burnside G George McClellan H Ulysses S. Grant J William T. Sherman

11. Which event in U.S. history would best complete the box above? A Nullification Crisis B American Revolution begins C Purchase of the Louisiana Territory D Completion of the Erie Canal

12. The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the American Revolution because — F the colonists were defeated and lost possession of New York G Native Americans joined the war against the colonies during the battle H Great Britain was forced to form an alliance with France against the colonies J the colonial victory convinced France to support American independence

13. Some fugitive slaves fled to Canada rather than staying in northern states because runaway slaves — A had fewer economic opportunities in Canada B were needed to help populate rural areas in Canada C could travel quickly up the Mississippi River to Quebec D could be captured in the North and returned to the South

14. The accomplishments shown on the tombstone are associated with — F Benjamin Franklin G Thomas Jefferson H James Madison J John Adams

15. In Worcester v. Georgia the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Cherokee nation. However, President Andrew Jackson refused to enforce the ruling, and the result was the — F Trail of Tears G Missouri Compromise H Bleeding Kansas conflict J Texas Revolution

16. These people served as public officials during the Civil War. Which of the following matches is incorrect? F Jefferson Davis — secretary of state for the Confederacy G Ulysses S. Grant — commander of the Union army H Robert E. Lee — commander of the Confederate army J Abraham Lincoln — president of the United States

17. Benjamin Franklin convinced which of the following countries to lend military support to George Washington’s Continental army during the American Revolution? A Prussia B Portugal C Russia D France

18. The Mexican War was prompted by the annexation of — F California G Texas H New Mexico J Utah

19. Many Americans supported the Indian Removal Act of 1830 because it — F punished Native Americans for attacks on Washington, D.C. G opened Native American lands to settlement by white citizens H forced U.S. citizenship on Native Americans J forced Native American leaders out of the U.S. Congress

20. Which of the following would most likely be a strong believer in Manifest Destiny? F The owner of a textile factory in the Northeast G A slave on a southern plantation H A Native American J A farmer wanting to obtain new land

21. This political cartoon illustrates an issue discussed during the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The issue was over — F state boundaries G immigration H branches of government J representation in Congress

22. In addition to declaring that the United States would remain neutral in European wars, the Monroe Doctrine — F invited the European powers to begin to develop new colonies in Africa and Asia G maintained that the United States had a duty to combat injustice in Asia H ended the War of 1812 between Great Britain and the United States J demanded that the European powers not establish colonies in the Western Hemisphere

23. Southern dependence on slavery and an agricultural economy resulted in — F an excellent railroad system G a lack of factories H a dependence on government tax breaks J several new political parties

24. Which colony was founded in 1607 and was successful because of its fertile land, plentiful game, and abundant timber? F Virginia G Massachusetts H Georgia J New York

25. The Era of Good Feelings, which followed the War of 1812, was characterized by — F increased cooperation between the United States and Native Americans G the rise of the Federalist Party as a major political force H increased nationalism and patriotism in the United States J an increase in the number of political parties

26. Under the terms of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, new states admitted to the Union — A could not take part in presidential elections B were considered equal to existing states C were required to defend Native American lands D were required to allow slavery

27. Which events in U.S. history best complete the time line above? F Stamp Act, Boston Massacre G Sugar Act, Shays’s Rebellion H Townshend Acts, Battle of Yorktown J Intolerable Acts, Articles of Confederation

28. The different political views in the diagram above represent the — F Loyalists and Patriots G Democratic-Republicans and Federalists H Know-Nothings and Abolitionists J Whigs and Loyalists

29. Belief in the idea of Manifest Destiny was one reason that — F the United States went to war with Mexico G transcendentalists established utopian societies H the Bank of the United States was established J women organized the Seneca Falls Convention

30. Which step best completes the process above? A The territory may decide to legalize slavery within its borders. B The territory may be admitted as a state. C The territory must allow women the right to vote. D The territory will be required to pay export tariffs.

31. Which of the following events completes the time line? A British surrender at Yorktown. B Americans hold Stamp Act Congress. C British occupy Fort Ticonderoga. D Americans issue the Declaration of Independence.

32. Which of the following does this list best describe? F The temperance movement G Manifest Destiny H The plantation system J Monroe Doctrine

33. How did the delegates to the Constitutional Convention settle the issue described above? F Three-Fifths Compromise G New Jersey Plan H Virginia Plan J Mason-Dixon Line

34. President Andrew Jackson’s policy toward Native Americans primarily consisted of — A reaching agreement with the courts concerning Native American territory B removing and relocating Native Americans C paying fair market value for Native American lands D building schools and creating employment opportunities for Native Americans

35. The Battle of Vicksburg was important in the Civil War because it — F allowed the Confederate army to seize Washington, D.C. G broke the Union blockade along the Gulf of Mexico H enabled the Confederate army to seek French assistance J gave the Union army control of the Mississippi River

36. The diagram above shows the compromise that helped guarantee the ratification of the U.S. Constitution by — A providing a plan for representation of both large and small states B taking power away from the national government C creating new boundaries for both large and small states D allowing local governments to determine matters of representation

37. The most important result of the Battle of Saratoga was that — F American leaders were forced to surrender and were arrested for treason G Spain entered the war and provided supplies to Great Britain H Britain released captured American sailors and returned American merchant ships J France officially recognized and formed an alliance with the U.S. government

38. Which Civil War leader is described in the box above? A Robert E. Lee B Ulysses S. Grant C Abraham Lincoln D Jefferson Davis

39. In the cartoon above, which regional group is represented by the man with the tattered clothes on the left? A Eastern bankers B Southern planters C Northern merchants D Western miners

40. The speech above shows that Lincoln believed that the South should — A be allowed to continue the practice of slavery B pay for the damages suffered by the Union C receive fair treatment after the war D be punished for seceding from the Union

41. Which prominent Revolutionary figure is described above? F Samuel Adams G Thomas Paine H Patrick Henry J Benjamin Franklin

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