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Day 2 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review.[print questions]

British colonists largely objected to which of the following prohibitions of westward expansion following the French and Indian War?
a) Stamp Act of 1765
b) Proclamation of 1763
c) Treaty of Paris in 1783
d) Sugar Act of 1764

The following quote from Samuel Adams in 1772 is an argument against what practice imposed by Britain on the American colonists? “Hence, as a private man has a right to say what wages he will give in his private affairs, so has a community to determi
a) taxation without representation
b) prohibition of slavery
c) banning of the right to own firearms
d) . imposing limitations on land expansion

Which of the following is not one of the Intolerable Acts of 1774?
a) The closing of the Port of Boston
b) The mandatory quartering of British soldiers
c) The right to ban all town meetings by the governor
d) The increased taxation on all exported goods from Boston

What was the purpose of the Stamp Act?
a) To indicate British approval on official government documents
b) To prevent fraudulent newspapers being printed in the colonies
c) To produce revenue for Britain through taxation on the colonists
d) To encourage colonist to remain faithful to their royal allegiance

The following quote is an account of what Revolutionary battle? “I immediately ordered our Militia to disperse, and not to fire. Immediately British Troops made their appearance and rushed furiously, fired upon, and killed eight of our Party without
a) Battle of Yorktown
b) Battle of Lexington
c) Winter at Valley Forge
d) Battle of Bunker Hill

Which of the following statements is found in the Treaty of Paris of 1783?
a) “His Brittanic Majesty acknowledges the said United States…to be free sovereign and independent states, that he treats with t
b) “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain
c) “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, p
d) . “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging

The US Constitution establishes the following provision: “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” - Article 1, US Constitution This provi
a) “judges dependent on the king’s will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries”
b) “quartering large bodies of armed troops among us”
c) “imposing taxes on us without our consent”
d) “refused for a long time…to cause others to be elected, whereby the legislative powers…have returned to the people at large f

The following grievance found in the Declaration of Independence is addressed in which Amendment in the Bill of Rights? “For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury” -Declaration of Independence, 1776
a) First Amendment
b) Second Amendment
c) Fourth Amendment
d) Sixth Amendment

Which of the following unalienable human rights were not defined in the Declaration of Independence?
a) right to liberty
b) right to be free of taxation
c) right to life
d) right to pursue happiness

Why does the Declaration of Independence use the word “unalienable” to describe the rights listed in the preamble?
a) The writers wanted to communicate they felt they were not recognized as British citizens.
b) These rights were thought of as basic rights given to any human being.
c) These rights can only be established by loyalty to their local governing body.
d) These rights should not be transferred to anyone else who did not live in the American colonies.

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