A Closer Look At The Exam

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A Closer Look At The Exam

If you can answer these with ease, then you'll be ready for your Social Studies Exam this year!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The power to declare laws unconstitutional
  • 2. 
    The Supreme Court case that said the government did not have the right to take away a citizen's property without due process of the law involved this individual (first and last name)
  • 3. 
    Which court case first established Judicial Review?
    • A. 

      Worcester v. Georgia

    • B. 

      Marbury v. Madison

    • C. 

      Scott v. Sanford

    • D. 

      Gibbons v. Ogden

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      William Marbury

    • B. 

      James Madison

    • C. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • D. 

      John Marshall

  • 5. 
    Which landmark Supreme Court case did NOT protect the rights of minorities?  (You have two solid choices here).  Use the format from the previous questions to answer this one [ _____ v. _________]
  • 6. 
    Which group used violence to try to deny African Americans their civil rights? (please write out fully- 3 words)
  • 7. 
    This term means "the forced separation of people of different races in public places."
  • 8. 
    A tax on foreign goods is called this (one word)
  • 9. 
    This statement by a U.S. President was intended to prevent further European Colonization in the Caribbean region.
  • 10. 
    The practice of rewarding political supporters is called this. (2 words)
  • 11. 
    Early in our nation's history there were few restrictions on this because the Industrial Revolution created many jobs and needed a lot of cheap laborers.
  • 12. 
    This was the target group that stood to gain benefits from the Seneca Falls Convention (one word plural)
  • 13. 
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  • 16. 
    What major geographic advantage did the Louisiana Purchase give the United States? (long waterway, two words)
  • 17. 
    This is the issue that complicated the addition of the western states to the Union. (7 letters)
  • 18. 
  • 19. 
    What was dividing the house (or Union) in Lincoln's "House Divided" Speech? (7 letters)
  • 20. 
    Who took over as president after Lincoln was assassinated? (first and last name)
  • 21. 
    That the "government was a union of the people, not states" was an argument Lincoln used against what? (Be careful on spelling)
  • 22. 
    The power of the federal government did this as a result of the Civil War.
    • A. 

      It increased

    • B. 

      It decreased

    • C. 

      The government was like totally gone, dude.

  • 23. 
    Which region had its economy stimulated during the Civil War as a result of an increase in governmental contracts?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      West

    • D. 

      What chu talkin' bout, Willis?

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Carpetbaggers

    • B. 

      Confederates

    • C. 

      Scalawags

    • D. 

      Ku Klux Klansmen

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Moderate Democrats

    • B. 

      Moderate Republicans

    • C. 

      Radical Republicans

    • D. 

      Radical Democrats

    • E. 

      The Tea Party

  • 26. 
    Arresting a black man because he could not prove he had a job would be an example of what?
    • A. 

      A black code

    • B. 

      A Jim Crow law

    • C. 

      Civil Rights Act of 1875 in action

    • D. 

      The 14th amendment in action

  • 27. 
    Which of these was not directly linked to the 15th amendment?
    • A. 

      Poll tax

    • B. 

      Literacy test

    • C. 

      Jim Crow laws

    • D. 

      Grandfather clause

  • 28. 
    What term was used to describe the increased industrialization of the South? (two words)
  • 29.