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U. S. History Taks Puzzle

Mr. C

This is a puzzle on U. S. History. The purpose of this puzzle is to help students study for the Texas State Test (TAKS).

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1.The branch of government that makes the laws is the___________.
4.The movement of plants, animals, and diseases between hemispheres is the_______________ Exchange
6.The branch of government that interprets the laws is the _________.
12.The financial drain due to the British economic system of ______________ was one of the main causes of the Revolution.
15.The purpose of the Quartering Act was to require the colonies to provide _________and supplies for British soldiers.
18.The Articles of _______________created our first national government.
19.The first representative assembly in the American colonies was known as the____________________________
20.Became famous for spreading news of the British troop's movements._____________
22.The author of the poem that in 1931 became the national anthem of the United States was____________________.
24.The group that staged protests against the Stamp Act was the ____________________
27.People who opposed the Constitution were called ___________.
31.What term was used to describe a colonist who resisted the British rule?
35.The agreement written by the Pilgrims that provided for self-government was called the_____________________
38.The Treaty of Paris 1763 ended the ________________ War.
39.Benjamin Franklin convinced what country to lend military support to the Continental army during the American Revolution?
41.The forced removal of the Cherokee Indians from there land. ____________
43.The branch of government that enforces the laws is the___________.
45.A republic, is where the people choose _______________to govern them.
47.Required the colonists to pay tax on all legal documents such as wills, contracts, and diplomas. _______________
48.__________________ is considered as the Father of the Constitution.
50.The Constitutional Convention was held in what year? _____
51.What term was used to describe a colonist who favored the British rule?
52.The name given to a trading route with three stops that included the shipping of African Slaves was called The ______________ trade route.
53.Where was The Constitutional Convention held?
54.The _____________Ordinance set a pattern for the orderly growth in the Northwest Territory and the rest of the United States.
55.The 13 original colonies were primarily located along the______________ Ocean.
56.Last major battle of the American Revolution. _________
57.On large Southern plantations, slaves toiled in groups of about 20 to 25 under the supervision of________________
58..____________________is a system of government in which power is shared between the central government and the states.
2.Who invented interchangeable parts?
3.The treaty that ended the War of 1812 was the _____________.
4.The weakness of the Articles of Confederation led to the writing of the U.S. ______________________.
5.New England had long winters and______________ soil
7.A colonist killed in the Boston Massacre was a sailor of African and Native American ancestry. _______________
8.Thomas Paine published a pamphlet in order to convince Americans that a break with Britain was necessary. __________________
9.The Battle of _______________made General Andrew Jackson a national hero.
10.Where were the first battles of the American revolutionary War?
11.Was assigned by The Continental Congress to write the Declaration of Independence. _________________
13.The winter at ___________________came to stand for the great hardships that Americans endured in the Revolutionary War.
14.In 1770, an incident called the ____________________ was used as propaganda to arouse the colonists' resistance to British authority.
16.Was given the commanding general of the Continental Army. ___________________.
17.In 1689 The ____________________established that the government was to be based on laws made by Parliament, not on the desires of a ruler
21.The Americas received their name from a German mapmaker who named the continent after
23.___________Rebellion was an armed uprising in Western Massachusetts involved mostly small farmers angered by crushing debt and taxes.
25.Freedom of Religion is guaranteed by the _______ Constitutional Amendment.
26.The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are called the ________________.
28.The __________________stated that The United States would not allow further European colonization in the Western Hemisphere.
29.Refusal or rejection by a U.S. state to recognize a federal law. _________________
30.The first step toward guaranteeing the rights of Englishmen came in 1215 with the signing of the______________.
32.To defeat the French Benjamin Franklin, suggested that the colonies band together in the first formal proposal to unite the colonies called The_____________________ of Union
33._________________-was the believe that the United States had a divinely inspired mission to expand and to spread democracy throughout North America.
34.Due to the hostilities the British issued the ________________________,of 1763 which forbade colonists to settle west of the Appalachians making the colonist angry.
35.The voyage that carried captured Africans to the Americas for use as slaves was known as the________________
36.The King of England during the American revolution was ________________.
37.Economic activity in the New England colonies relied heavily on trade in part because a cold climate and poor soil made _________unprofitable
40.Fundamental Orders of ______________ was a constitution that some Puritan colonists wrote to govern themselves
42.The __________________Compromise addressed how slaves would be counted for taxes and representation.
44._______________________was a French aristocrat who played a leading role in the American Revolution.
46.The turning point in the American Revolution War, was the victory at_____________.
49.The ________governments had the most power under the Articles of Confederation.

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