American History TAKS Quiz-early America Through Reconstruction

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The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) is a systematized test developed by Pearson Educational Measurement. This test is conducted to assess 3 to 11-grade student's reading and writing skills which include all subjects. This quiz has been developed to test your knowledge of American History from Early America. So, let's try out the quiz All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Written by Thomas Jefferson, Signed and ratified by the 13 colonies on July 4, 1776.
    • A. 

      Constitution

    • B. 

      Federalist Papers

    • C. 

      Magna Carta

    • D. 

      Declaration of Independance

  • 2. 
    An act of protesting the tax on several daily items by colonists. In this act tea was thrown overboard in to a harbor.
    • A. 

      Battle of Lexington

    • B. 

      Boston Tea Party

    • C. 

      Boston Massacre

    • D. 

      Boston Red Socks

  • 3. 
    This branch of government makes the laws. Congress is made up of the House of Representatives and The Senate.
    • A. 

      President

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

    • D. 

      Legislative

  • 4. 
    System that keeps all three branches of governement accountable to each other and prevents any one branch from gaining too much power.
    • A. 

      Checks and balances

    • B. 

      Honor system

    • C. 

      Law of the land

    • D. 

      The president's veto power

  • 5. 
    We have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned. . . . Our petitions have been slighted. . . . There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free . . . we must fight! — Patrick Henry, 1775 This quote is refering to what?
    • A. 

      Civil War

    • B. 

      French and Indian War

    • C. 

      American Revolution

    • D. 

      World War I

  • 6. 
    During the American Revolution, what role did George Washington play?
    • A. 

      President

    • B. 

      Commander in Chief

    • C. 

      General

    • D. 

      King

  • 7. 
    Predecessor to the Constitution, established a weak central governement.
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      Federalist Papers

    • C. 

      Articles of the Confederation

    • D. 

      Constitution

  • 8. 
    Freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of assembly(protests) freedom of petition (you can speak out against the government or tell the government they are doing wrong)
    • A. 

      Preamble to the Constitution

    • B. 

      Amendment 4

    • C. 

      Amendment 1

    • D. 

      Amendment 3

  • 9. 
    The 4th Amendment says:
    • A. 

      Government can’t force you to house a solider in your home (this goes back to the Brits making the colonist house soldiers during the American Revolution)

    • B. 

      Gun ownership. As a people we can establish a militia (civilian army) and be able to own and carry guns

    • C. 

      Ensures you get a speed trial, a lawyer and get to be judged by a jury. This is where the Miranda rights(what they tell you when you get arrested) comes from

    • D. 

      The cops can’t search/arrest you without a warrant or probably cause. If they do what the find is illegal and can’t be used against you.

  • 10. 
    This was a war over the land of America, and who was to own it. The British or the French.
    • A. 

      French and Indian War

    • B. 

      WWI

    • C. 

      WWII

    • D. 

      Americna Revolution

  • 11. 
    The legal or illegal movement of people between one country and another.
    • A. 

      Inenvention

    • B. 

      Imperialism

    • C. 

      Integration

    • D. 

      Immigration

  • 12. 
    First battle of the civil war.
    • A. 

      Gettysburg

    • B. 

      Midway

    • C. 

      Ft. Sumter

    • D. 

      Grant

  • 13. 
    Wanted to abolish slavery and switch to a totally industrialized way of life.
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

  • 14. 
    Wanted to give more power to the states and insisted that slaves were necesarry to continue thier agricultural way of life.
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

  • 15. 
    Commanded the confederate army during the Civil War
    • A. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • B. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Paul Revere

  • 16. 
    Ulysses S. Grant
    • A. 

      Rode through the colonies yelling, "The British are coming!"

    • B. 

      Commanded the US Troops during WWI

    • C. 

      Commanded the Americans during the American Revolution

    • D. 

      Led the Union Army during the Civil War

  • 17. 
    Power is seperated between the state governments and the national governements. This is a basic principal of the US Constitution.
    • A. 

      Capitalism

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Imperialism

    • D. 

      Communism

  • 18. 
    "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal..." Where is this quote from?
    • A. 

      The Constitution

    • B. 

      The Federalist Papers

    • C. 

      FDR Innagural Speech

    • D. 

      Declaration of Independance

  • 19. 
    " We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union..."
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independance

    • B. 

      Preamble to the Constutition

    • C. 

      Federalist Papers

    • D. 

      Bill of Rights

  • 20. 
    "This is a day that will live in infamy..."
    • A. 

      Woodrow Wilson speaking of his 14 point plan

    • B. 

      King George II on the Boston Tea Party

    • C. 

      Robert Kennedy on his brother John's death

    • D. 

      Franklin Roosevelt on the bombing of Pearl Harbor

  • 21. 
    "Four score and seven years ago, our forefathers brought forth on this continent a new nation concieved in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincon's Gettysburg Address

    • B. 

      George Washington's innagural address

    • C. 

      Martin Luther King's speech at the Washington Monument

    • D. 

      The Bill of Rights.

  • 22. 
    "Give me liberty or give me death..."
    • A. 

      Crispus Attackus during the American Revolution

    • B. 

      Ulysses S. Grant on the Civil War

    • C. 

      George Washington on his Presidency

    • D. 

      Patrick Henry during the American Revolution