This is the WCSD Benchmark exam for all 8th grade US History students.
The Northern Hemisphere
The Southern Hemisphere
The Southwestern Hemisphere
The United States is not a hemisphere.
To know the number of people living in Washington
To know how many people make a living in Nevada
To locate mountains
To locate states
Advances in technology allowed sailors to better navigate the open seas.
Asian goods moved long distances along the Silk Road to reach Europe.
Christopher Columbus sailed west to reach Asia and encountered the Americas.
Corn was introduced to Europe from the Americas; Europe introduced cattle to the Americas.
Convert Native Americans to Christianity.
Discover new lands.
Explore new routes to the Indies.
Find new diseases.
A gathering of trade in which the three colonies bartered agricultural goods.
A political gathering at which people make decisions on local issues.
A system in which goods and slaves were traded among the Americas, Britain, and Africa.
A system of trade between the Americas, the Silk Road, and Australia.
Changing climatic conditions
Infections and diseases brought by Europeans
Warfare among tribes
Warfare between Native Americans and Europeans
Oranges, apples, and grapefruit.
Tobacco, rice, and indigo.
Tomatoes, cucumbers, and corn.
Wheat, rye, and oats.
To build a democratic government
To expand control of the King of England
To make more money
To practice their religion freely
Officials for British government
Leadership for religious organizations
Soldiers for the continental Army
Workers for farming and business
Britain gaining French lands in North America
The Albany Plan of Union
The defeat of all Indians
The end of British power in North America
Establish peace with Britain
Officially separate from Britain
To create a bill of rights
To remain loyal to Britain
To force leaders to hold a Continental Congress
To protest British tax on teas
To protest the repeal of taxes
To support the Boston Massacre
Boycott British goods
Leave the colonies and move westward
Pass the Proclamation of 1763
Vote out their representatives in Parliament
Checks and balances
They had a well-trained army
They had fought several wars together already.
They were defending their own lands.
They were wealthier
A weak national government
It had four branches of government
Had a strong court system
The president had too much power
To allow one side to have more power than the other side.
To create conflict between the majority and minority parties
To grant each state no less than three federal representatives.
To represent interests of all states and allow each side to keep the power of the other side in check.
Declare War for the United States
Interprets the Constitution and other laws
Make the laws for the United States.
Veto bills for the President.
Declare laws unconstitutional
\Interprets the Constitution and other laws
Make the laws for the United States
Veto bills for the President.
Secretary of State
Secretary of Treasury
A national religion was established
A slavery clause was included
Protection against taxation was established
The promise of a bill of rights
How states would determine representation in Congress
The order of the amendments in the Bill of Rights
The powers of citizens of the United States
The way in which slaves in southern states would be counted
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