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TEKS Social Studies Grade 8 - Topic: 8.27-8.28 Science, Technology and Society

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Grade 8
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8.27.A: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
8.28.B: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
8.27.B: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
8.27.D: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
8.27.C: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
8.28.A: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society

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  • Q1
    The innovation shown in this photograph most affected the U.S. economy by —
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    decreasing the need for canals
    reducing the costs of settling in western territories
    allowing more efficient movement of goods
    transporting workers from southern states to northern states
    60s
    8.27.A: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
  • Q2
    Which statement best describes a result of industrialization in the United States during the mid-nineteenth century?
    People moved to cities in search of economic opportunity.
    Native peoples were forcibly relocated to western territories.
    Farmers began to cultivate land west of the Appalachian Mountains.
    Government officials began to promote the idea of Manifest Destiny.
    60s
    8.28.B: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
  • Q3
    What was one major effect of the Erie Canal on the United States in the early nineteenth century?
    An increase in the cost of shipping goods to Europe
    A decrease in trade between settlers and American Indians
    A rise in cotton exports to the United Kingdom
    The rapid growth of cities in the Northeast
    60s
    8.27.B: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
  • Q4
    How did the factory system contribute to the rapid industrialization of the United States?
    By making the distribution of goods less costly
    By relying on skilled artisans to create custom goods
    By using slave labor to mass-produce goods
    By making the production of goods more efficient
    60s
    8.27.D: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
  • Q5
    Which box lists some results of improved steamboat technology in the United States as of the mid-1830s?
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    D
    B
    A
    C
    60s
    8.27.A: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
  • Q6
    How did Samuel Morse’s best-known innovation contribute to U.S. growth and development?
    It boosted the speed of cross-country mail delivery.
    It increased national unity by reducing sectional differences.
    It enabled instantaneous long-distance transmission of information.
    It allowed manufactured goods to be produced at lower costs.
    60s
    8.27.B: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
  • Q7
    What was another reason Congress passed this act in 1862?
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    To transport manufactured goods to the East
    To protect industry in the Northeast
    To improve transportation in the South
    To promote settlement in the West
    60s
    8.27.D: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
  • Q8
    These developments occurred as a result of increased —
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    industrialization
    expansion of U.S. territory
    westward migration
    government regulation of business
    60s
    8.28.B: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
  • Q9
    How did advancements in industrial technologies affect businesses during the late nineteenth century?
    By improving production methods and increasing competition
    By forcing producers to manufacture multiple products
    By making handcrafted goods more affordable
    By causing an increase in wages for factory workers
    60s
    8.27.C: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
  • Q10
    The invention discussed in this article led directly to —
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    rapid population growth in the western territories
    the increased ability of people to work at night
    rapid communication of information to distant locations
    the expansion of educational opportunities for women
    60s
    8.27.B: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
  • Q11
    What was one result of industrialization in the United States during the mid-1800s?
    Job opportunities decreased.
    The federal government prohibited immigration.
    Sectional differences increased.
    Fewer public lands were devoted to transportation.
    60s
    8.28.B: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
  • Q12
    What was one major effect of the opening of the Erie Canal?
    The cost of shipping goods from the Midwest decreased.
    The volume of trade passing through southern ports increased.
    The cost of shipping goods on eastern roads increased.
    The number of ships passing through northern ports decreased.
    60s
    8.27.B: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
  • Q13
    Which of these was an effect of the Industrial Revolution on U.S. women in the early nineteenth century?
    The government passed laws to improve safety for women in the workplace.
    Women seeking work migrated from rural communities to cities.
    Women in unions gained bargaining power with employers.
    State governments called conventions in support of women’s suffrage.
    60s
    8.28.B: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
  • Q14
    The introduction of interchangeable parts led directly to the —
    formation of the patent system
    eight-hour workday
    use of mass-production techniques
    creation of labor unions
    60s
    8.27.C: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society
  • Q15
    The Bessemer steel process affected westward expansion in the United States by enabling —
    Conestoga wagons to be built in order to carry people and goods to the West
    clipper ships to be built in order to transport passengers from the East Coast to the West Coast
    railroads to be built in order to carry people and goods to the West
    interstate canal systems to be built in order to transport agricultural goods from west to east
    60s
    8.27.A: Social Studies - Science, Technology and Society

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