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STAAR US History High School 2016 - Past Paper

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High School - U.S. History
Social Studies
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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High School - U.S. History
Social Studies
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

H.3.C: Social Issues
H.4.C: World War I
A.26.A: Actions To Improve Society
H.11.A: U.S. World Affairs
H.21.A: Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
H.5.A: Progressive Era Reforms
H.14.B: Governmental Entities & Private Citizens
H.3.B: Economic Issues
H.3.A: Political Issues
H.8.F: Responses To Vietnam War
A.25.B: Cultural Movements
H.27.B: Specific Needs & Innovations
H.24.B: Significant Political & Social Leaders
H.4.A: World Power
H.9.F: Minority Rights
H.12.A: Physical & Human Geographic Factors
H.6.A: Causes/Effects Of Events And Social Issues
H.12.B: Political Boundaries
H.13.B: Legal & Illegal Migration Patterns
H.16.A: 1920s Economic Growth
H.16.C: Effects Of Great Depression
H.20.B: Government Relationships
H.19.A: New Deal Legislation
H.23.A: Democratic Rights
H.8.A: U.S. Responses To Soviet Aggression
H.13.A: Demographic Patterns
H.8.C: U.S. Involvement In Korean War
H.17.A: World War II
H.10.D: U.S. Involvement In Middle East
H.7.E: Major Military Events Of WWI
A.26.C: Shaping American Culture
H.2.B: Major Eras In U.S. History
H.4.F: U.S. Involvement in WWI
H.19.C: Political Scandals
H.4.E: Technological Innovations In WWI
H.7.D: Major Issues Of WWI
H.5.B: Muckrakers & Reform Leaders
H.19.D: Contemporary Government Legislation
H.3.D: Immigrants Optimism
H.14.A: Population Growth & Distribution
H.8.B: Cold War Tensions
H.16.B: Causes Of Great Depression
H.8.D: U.S. Involvement In Foreign Countries
H.15.B: Federal Government & Private Business
H.7.G: Home Front & American Patriotism
H.28.B: Space Technology & Exploration
H.9.D: Civil Rights Groups
H.27.C: Technological & Management Innovations In The Workplace
H.9.H: Changes & Events From Civil Rights Movement
H.7.A: Reasons For U.S. In WWI
H.17.D: Government Actions
A.25.C: Popular American Culture
H.19.B: Constitutional Issues
H.19.E: U.S. Participation In International Organizations/Treaties
H.28.A: Improving Living Standards
H.9.A: Civil Rights Movement
H.16.E: New Deal Agencies/Programs
H.15.D: International Military Conflicts
H.27.A: Scientific Discoveries & Technological Innovations
H.17.B: Prosperity In 1950s
H.10.A: Richard M. Nixon
A.26.F: Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipients
H.23.C: Democratic Participation
H.8.E: Issues & Events Of Vietnam War
H.18.B: 21st Century Economy
H.17.E: International Trade Policies & Free Enterprise System

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  • Q1
    Which Andrew Carnegie quotation best explains why he funded libraries like the one in this photograph?
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    "The price which society pays for the law of competition, like the price it pays for cheap comforts and luxuries, is... great."
    "Under the law of competition, the employer of thousands is forced into the strictest economies, . . . and often there is friction between the employer and the employed."
    "The best means of benefiting the community is to place within its reach the ladders upon which the aspiring can rise."
    "This, then, is . . . the duty of the man of wealth: To set an example of modest, unostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance."
    H.3.C: Social Issues
  • Q2
    Which of the following is the best title for this list?
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    Economic Rivalries Between Cold War Superpowers
    Consequences of Twentieth-Century European Isolationism
    Issues Contributing to the Outbreak of World War I
    Principal Reasons for U.S. Entry into World War II
    H.4.C: World War I
  • Q3
    Why did Chicano migrant workers establish the United Farm Workers?
    To obtain fair wages and improve labor conditions
    To exert influence on foreign policy
    To change citizenship requirements
    To attain the right to vote in federal elections
    A.26.A: Actions To Improve Society
  • Q4
    What was the initial response of the U.S. government to the attacks of September 11, 2001?
    To impose economic sanctions on Libya for sponsoring terrorist activities
    To begin military operations in Afghanistan
    To reopen military bases in Europe that had been closed after the Cold War
    To reopen military bases in Europe that had been closed after the Cold War
    H.11.A: U.S. World Affairs
  • Q5
    This confrontation centered around -
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    the refusal of federal courts to hear cases concerning civil rights violations
    the denial of First and Fifth Amendment freedoms by southern state legislatures
    disagreement over the use of taxes to fund public education
    resistance by state and local governments to the Brown v. Board of Education ruling
    H.21.A: Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
  • Q6
    The issue addressed in this political cartoon was later settled by -
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    the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment
    the initiation of the Settlement House movement
    the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment
    the creation of the Temperance Society
    H.5.A: Progressive Era Reforms
  • Q7
    Which statement correctly completes this time line?
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    The automobile industry began researching alternative energy sources.
    The Centers for Disease Control petitioned Congress to eliminate waste treatment plants.
    The federal government created the Environmental Protection Agency to oversee environmental issues.
    The president ordered the Public Health Service to deal with environmental pollution.
    H.14.B: Governmental Entities & Private Citizens
  • Q8
    Which statement best completes this list?
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    The cattle industry was nationalized under the Department of Agriculture.
    Most of the cowboys on cattle drives were European immigrants.
    The need to process large amounts of cattle made meatpacking a major industry.
    Congress passed legislation imposing tariffs on imported beef.
    H.3.B: Economic Issues
  • Q9
    The primary objective of the Dawes Act was to -
    promote American Indian investment in private industry
    turn American Indian reservations into corporate farmland
    promote cultural assimilation of American Indians
    end warfare between American Indians and the U.S. military
    H.3.A: Political Issues
  • Q10
    The event described in this headline resulted in -
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    increased support for the antiwar movement
    an end to federal investigations of student organizations
    decreased federal funding of student loans
    the reinstatement of the draft
    H.8.F: Responses To Vietnam War
  • Q11
    Which theme formed the basis of the Chicano Mural Movement?
    Cultural pride
    Environmental preservation
    A.25.B: Cultural Movements
  • Q12
    Which technological advance from World War II fulfilled this mission?
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    Cipher machines
    Jet engines
    H.27.B: Specific Needs & Innovations
  • Q13
    Which diagram is about Sandra Day O'Connor?
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    H.24.B: Significant Political & Social Leaders
  • Q14
    Mahan's books influenced U.S. efforts to become a world power primarily by -
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    emphasizing the need for protectionist tariffs
    demonstrating the political risks of foreign trade
    advocating overseas expansion
    arguing against forming overseas alliances
    H.4.A: World Power
  • Q15
    Which government action was intended to ensure that African Americans could exercise their Fifteenth Amendment rights?
    The executive order to desegregate the U.S. Army
    The passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
    The Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson
    The Supreme Court decision in Sweatt v. Painter
    H.9.F: Minority Rights

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