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TEKS US History High School - Topic: H.19-H.21 Government

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

H.19.A: New Deal Legislation
H.21.B: Historical Reasoning
H.21.A: Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
H.19.D: Contemporary Government Legislation
H.19.B: Constitutional Issues
H.20.B: Government Relationships
H.19.C: Political Scandals
H.20.A: Impact Of Political Events
H.19.E: U.S. Participation In International Organizations/Treaties

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  • Q1
    How did the legislation excerpted above affect the relationship between the U.S. government and its citizens?
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    It made most people distrust the power of the government.
    It allowed people to have more direct input in government decisions.
    It made the government more responsible for the people's economic welfare.
    It allowed the government to tax investment income.
    60s
    H.19.A: New Deal Legislation
  • Q2
    This satirical cartoon expresses a sentiment that eventually contributed to -
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    the issuance of a Supreme Court ruling declaring it unconstitutional for members of the same political party to serve consecutive terms as president
    the ratification of a constitutional amendment establishing term limits for presidents
    the establishment of a congressional committee to investigate private presidential conduct
    the passage of a federal statute prohibiting foreign companies from contributing to presidential campaigns
    60s
    H.21.B: Historical Reasoning
  • Q3
    How does the 1966 Supreme Court decision in Miranda v. Arizona continue to affect society?
    People accused of a crime have the right to be tried by a jury of their peers.
    Election officials monitor polling sites during elections.
    Federal agencies use affirmative-action guidelines.
    People accused of a crime must be informed of their constitutional rights.
    60s
    H.21.A: Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
  • Q4
    These proposals most clearly reflect the federal government's developing role in -
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    harvesting natural resources
    supporting environmental conservation
    nationalizing manufacturing industries
    promoting business competition
    60s
    H.19.D: Contemporary Government Legislation
  • Q5
    This law demonstrates that at one time the federal government was willing to -
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    suspend habeas corpus
    force people into internment camps
    confiscate privately owned weapons
    suspend freedom of speech
    60s
    H.19.B: Constitutional Issues
  • Q6
    Many members of Congress disagreed with President Roosevelt's proposed solution to the problem described above because -
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    the Constitution required hearings to confirm judicial appointments
    the time required for judicial proceedings would increase
    the power of the executive branch would increase
    Supreme Court justices were subject to term limits
    60s
    H.20.B: Government Relationships
  • Q7
    The incident illustrated by this cartoon increased cynicism toward the U.S. government because -
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    the Supreme Court overruled federal statutes that defined confidentiality
    the press secretary failed to keep the public informed of national policy changes
    Congress failed to pass legislation enforcing protection of privacy rights
    the president directed a conspiracy to mislead the nation
    60s
    H.19.C: Political Scandals
  • Q8
    An employee contacts his supervisor to request time off guaranteed to him under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Under which circumstance do the provisions of this law apply?
    The employee qualifies for time off to care for a newborn child.
    The employee qualifies for an extended vacation due to airline delays.
    The employee qualifies for assignment to a different work location.
    The employee qualifies for time off to complete a college degree.
    30s
    H.19.D: Contemporary Government Legislation
  • Q9
    Which action occurred as a result of the Supreme Court decision excerpted above?
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    The expansion of science in school curricula
    The implementation of requirements for federal certification of private-school teachers
    The requirement of equal access to school facilities for disabled students
    The desegregation of public schools
    30s
    H.21.A: Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
  • Q10
    How does the pattern of distribution of political representation shown in these graphs affect relationships within the government?
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    The president determines which pieces of legislation are passed.
    Members of Congress compete to be majority leaders.
    Leaders of Congress assign legislation through committees.
    The president must negotiate to get congressional support for the executive agenda.
    30s
    H.20.B: Government Relationships
  • Q11
    Which constitutional amendment did the Supreme Court use as a basis of this ruling?
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    First
    Fourteenth
    Tenth
    Twenty-sixth
    30s
    H.19.B: Constitutional Issues
  • Q12
    What is one ongoing result of the New Deal?
    People can rely more on the federal government during times of economic distress.
    State governments use property taxes to fund social security programs.
    State governments deny residency to persons working in other states.
    The federal government funds a space-exploration program.
    30s
    H.19.A: New Deal Legislation
  • Q13
    What does President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial reflect about modern U.S. politics?
    Media outlets focus more on policy issues than on the actions of elected officials.
    Campaign finances are monitored by a regulatory agency.
    Congress conducts more thorough investigations of judicial nominees.
    Elected officials face greater scrutiny of their personal lives.
    30s
    H.19.C: Political Scandals
  • Q14
    The primary justification for giving Chrysler this federal loan was that it would -
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    protect U.S. manufacturing jobs
    expand U.S. trade with foreign countries
    force Chrysler to comply with energy efficiency policies
    increase government control of the private sector
    60s
    H.19.D: Contemporary Government Legislation
  • Q15
    Which headline describes a consequence of the Teapot Dome scandal?
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    C
    A
    D
    B
    60s
    H.19.C: Political Scandals

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