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TEKS Social Studies Grade 8 - 8.16.A: Summarize The Purposes For And Process Of Amending The U.S. Constitution

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Grade 8
Social Studies
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8.16.A: Social Studies - Government

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  • Q1
    The Constitution describes two ways to propose an amendment. Which of the following gives an example of one way?
    Three-fourths of state governors sign a petition in favor of proposing the amendment.
    The president officially requests that Congress propose the amendment.
    A majority of citizens vote in favor of proposing the amendment.
    Two-thirds of both congressional houses vote in favor of proposing the amendment.
    60s
    8.16.A: Social Studies - Government
  • Q2
    Which of these prompted Congress to propose the Fourteenth Amendment?
    The opposition by southern states to the Emancipation Proclamation
    The popular sovereignty provision in the Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The positions taken in the Know-Nothing Party platform
    The Black Codes enacted by southern states after the Civil War
    60s
    8.16.A: Social Studies - Government
  • Q3
    The Twelfth Amendment established a new process for choosing a president and a vice president. The purpose of this amendment was to —
    ease the eligibility requirements for holding federal office
    keep state officials from exerting undue influence on presidential elections
    reduce the likelihood of disputed outcomes in presidential elections
    prevent the concentration of power in the executive branch
    60s
    8.16.A: Social Studies - Government

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