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Grade 8 American Revolution
Which treaty ended the American Revolutionary War?
  1. Treaty of Virginia
  2. Treaty of Paris in 1783
  3. Treaty of San Lorenzo
  4. Treaty of Louisiana
Grade 8 Executive Branch
Who is the head of the executive branch?
  1. Congress
  2. Supreme Court
  3. Governor
  4. President
Grade 8 Civil War
Early in the Civil War, what did Lincoln say was the purpose?
  1. the abolition of slavery
  2. to force the South to become an independent nation
  3. to destroy Southern plantations
  4. to save the Union
Grade 8 Early National Era
What is the name of the treaty that ended the War of 1812?
  1. Treaty of Ghent
  2. Treaty of Paris
  3. Treaty of 1812
  4. Pinckney's Treaty
Grade 8 Civil War
Which of the following was an example of a Northern advantage in the Civil War?
  1. The war was fought mostly on Northern soil.
  2. The North owned about 90 percent of the Nation's factories.
  3. Most Northerners had experience riding horses.
  4. Some of the most brilliant officers in the United States Army were from the North.
Grade 8 American Revolution
Written by Thomas Jefferson, this document cut ties between America and Great Britain and listed the numerous reasons justifying doing so.
  1. Declaration of Independance
  2. House of Burgesses
  3. Constitution of the United States
  4. Mayflower Compact
Grade 8 US Laws and Amendments
The first ten amendments to the Constitution are called                   .
  1. The Amendments
  2. The Constitution
  3. The Bill of Rights
  4. The Magna Carta
Grade 8 Legislative Branch
Congress is part of which branch of government?
  1. legislative
  2. executive
  3. judicial
  4. none of the above
Grade 8 Early National Era
What were the first two political parties formed in the US?
  1. Democrats & Republicans
  2. Federalist & Democratic-Republicans
  3. Torries & Whigs
  4. Anti-Federalist & Democratic-Republicans
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
Which of the following is a weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
  1. There was a common currency.
  2. The federal government had more power than the state governments.
  3. No power to tax.
  4. The federal government could make treaties.
Grade 8 Judicial Branch
Which branch of government can declare a law unconstitutional?
  1. Congress
  2. Executive
  3. Judicial
  4. Legislative
Grade 8 Colonial Period
The southern colonies included:
  1. Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, & South Carolina
  2. New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, & Rhode Island
  3. New Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, & Texas
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
The Virginia Plan called for a bicameral legislature with representation in both houses being based on what?
  1. equal representation
  2. each state getting only one vote
  3. population
  4. none of the above
Grade 8 Economics
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
Grade 8 American Revolution
Grade 8 Bodies of Water and Continents
Most of Earth's freshwater is in
  1. polar ice caps.
  2. oceans.
  3. rivers, lakes, and streams.
  4. vapor in the atmosphere.
Grade 8 Civil Rights
The National Women's Suffrage Association was founded by
  1. Lucretia Mott and Sojourner Truth.
  2. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and John Quincy Adams.
  3. Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman
  4. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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