Social Studies – Mr. Hermle

5/19/15

State Executive Branch: https://prezi.com/dcarxdyzlcyj/state-executive-branch/

State Legislative Branch: https://prezi.com/8ctguyb0x-fg/state-legislative-branch/

 

5/7/15

FEDERAL UNIT TEST

1-9 Multiple Choice-Circle the correct answer:

 

  1. Which article describes the legislative branch?

 

  1. Article I
  2. Article II
  3. Article III
  4. Article IV

 

  1. The legislative branch of our federal government is called the ______________.

 

  1. Presidency
  2. Congress
  3. Supreme Court
  4. Vice Presidency

 

  1. How many senators represent each state?

 

  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three
  4. Four

 

  1. Each state gets one US representative from every ___________?

 

  1. City
  2. Neighborhood
  3. Town
  4. Congressional District

 

  1. Where does Congress meet?

 

  1. The White House
  2. The Capitol Building
  3. The Supreme Court building
  4. Washington Monument

 

  1. What is the major duty of the legislature?

 

  1. Enforce laws
  2. Make laws
  3. Interpret laws
  4. Don’t choose me

 

  1. Which of these resides in the Capitol building?

 

  1. House of Representatives
  2. Senate
  3. President
  4. Both A and B

 

  1. Who is the jury for impeachment?

 

  1. House of Representatives
  2. Senate
  3. President
  4. The Supreme Court

 

  1. How much money does the President of the United States make each year?

 

  1. $193,000
  2. $199,700
  3. $200,000
  4. $400,000

 

10-16 TRUE OR FALSE-Write a T or F in the space provided

 

____ The President of the United States has the power to call Congress into special sessions.

____ Congress meets in many of our major cities.

____ The Library of Congress is part of the legislative branch.

____ Congress must meet at least twice every year

____ A presidential candidate could lose the popular vote but still win the election

____ Joe Biden is the President of the United States

____ The President gets elected by popular vote

17-26   Place the facts in the correct part of the chart

 

             Executive                         Legislative                                     Judicial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interprets the laws                Enforces the laws                 Makes the laws

 

The Supreme Court              President                              Vice President

 

Congress                               Can veto                               Decides Court Cases                     

Decides if laws are constitutional 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27-36 Write the number amendment in the space provided for The Bill of Rights

 

____ Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition

 

____ Right to bear arms

 

____ Housing of soldiers

 

____ No unreasonable search, seizure or arrest

 

____ No person can be punished or tried for the same crime twice. Prohibits being a witness

against yourself and guarantees due process of law

 

____ Right to a speedy trial by an impartial jury

 

____ Trial by jury

 

____ No excessive bail or cruel punishments

 

____ People retain rights not listed in the Constitution

 

____ Power not given to the federal government is given to the people or states

 

37-40 Match each number to its amendment

____  Slavery is abolished                                                                      a. 18th

 

 

____  Alcohol is banned in the US                                                           b. 13th

 

  1. 19th

____ Only amendment that repeals another amendment

 

  1. 21st

____ Women are allowed to vote

 

41-50 Fill in the blank with Senate, House, both, or neither.

 

  1. Passes bills they hope to become laws. ________________
  2. Has 100 members ________________
  3. Has 435 members ________________
  4. Designed to favor small states ________________
  5. Congress consists of ________________
  6. The Speaker is the presiding officer ________________
  7. Elected every two years ________________
  8. Elected every six years ________________
  9. You must be at least 30 years old ________________
  10. You must be at least 25 years old ________________

 

Extra Credit: Name the 15 Cabinet Positions

4/20/15

7th Grade Electoral College Notes: https://prezi.com/drphlvsiggjw/the-electoral-college/

 

3/31/15

7th Grade Test!

Branches of Government Test

 

1-8 Multiple Choice-Circle the correct answer:

 

  1. Which article describes the legislative branch?

 

  1. Article I
  2. Article II
  3. Article III
  4. Article IV

 

  1. The legislative branch of our federal government is called the ______________.

 

  1. Presidency
  2. Congress
  3. Supreme Court
  4. Vice Presidency

 

  1. How many senators represent each state?

 

  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three
  4. Four

 

  1. Each state gets one US representative from every ___________?

 

  1. City
  2. Neighborhood
  3. Town
  4. Congressional District

 

  1. Where does Congress meet?

 

  1. The White House
  2. The Capitol Building
  3. The Supreme Court building
  4. Washington Monument

 

  1. What is the major duty of the legislature?

 

  1. Enforce laws
  2. Make laws
  3. Interpret laws
  4. Don’t choose me

 

  1. Which of these resides in the Capitol building?

 

  1. House of Representatives
  2. Senate
  3. President
  4. Both A and B

 

  1. Who is the jury for impeachment?

 

  1. House of Representatives
  2. Senate
  3. President
  4. The Supreme Court

 

  1. How much money does the President of the United States make each year?

 

  1. $193,000
  2. $199,700
  3. $200,000
  4. $400,000

 

10-16 TRUE OR FALSE-Write a T or F in the space provided

 

____ The President of the United States has the power to call Congress into special sessions.

____ Congress meets in many of our major cities.

____ The Library of Congress is part of the legislative branch.

____ Congress must meet at least twice every year

____ The daily record of Congress is called “The Capital Journal”

____ Joe Biden is the President of the United States

____ Barack Obama is the President of the United States

17-26   Place the facts in the correct part of the chart

 

             Executive                         Legislative                                     Judicial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interprets the laws                Enforces the laws                 Makes the laws

 

The Supreme Court              President                              Vice President

 

Congress                               Can veto                               Decides Court Cases                     

Decides if laws are constitutional 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27-45 Fill in the blank with Senate, House, both, or neither.

 

  1. Passes bills they hope to become laws. ________________
  2. Has 100 members ________________
  3. Has 435 members ________________
  4. Designed to favor small states ________________
  5. Congress consists of ________________
  6. The Speaker is the presiding officer ________________
  7. The Vice President is the chief officer ________________
  8. Elected every two years ________________
  9. Elected every six years ________________
  10. You must be at least 30 years old ________________
  11. You must be at least 25 years old ________________
  12. Has a salary of $174,000 ________________
  13. Has a salary of $400,000 ________________
  14. Starts all revenue bills ________________
  15. May be elected an unlimited amount of times ________________
  16. There are times when they cannot be arrested ________________
  17. Meet in the Capitol Building ________________
  18. Meet in the White House ________________
  19. Has 535 members ________________

 

 

 

 

45-60 Match the cabinet officer to their responsibilities

____ Foreign Affairs                                                    a. Secretary of Homeland Security

____ Carrying out a war                                               b. Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs

____ Coining Money                                                    c. Secretary of Health and Human Sevices

____ Enforcing US laws in federal courts                       d. Secretary of Education

____ Federal Railroads                                                e. Secretary of Energy

­____ National Parks                                                    f. Secretary of Transportation

____ Farm program                                                     g. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

____ Settling a strike                                                  h. Secretary of Defense

____ Terrorism Alerts                                                  i. Secretary of Commerce

____ Manages education programs                              j. Secretay of Labor

____ War memorials                                                   k. Secretary of Agriculture

____ Electric Power                                                    l. The Attorney General

____ Food and Drug Administration                              m. Secretary of Interior

____ Commerce Legislation                                         n. Secretary of Treasury

____ Solutions to urban life                                          o. Secretary of State

8th Grade Test!

CIVIL WAR TEST

 

 

  1. What did the states that seceded call themselves?

 

  1. Degenerate States of America
  2. Western States of America
  3. Confederate States of America
  4. Southern States of America

 

 

  1. Who was the Republican nominee for president in 1860?

 

  1. Stephen Douglas
  2. Abraham Lincoln
  3. John Breckinridge
  4. John Bell

 

  1. Who was named the president of the states that seceded?

 

  1. Jefferson Davis
  2. George Washington Carver
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. Thomas Jefferson

 

  1. Which state seceded from the Union first?

 

  1. Virginia
  2. Illinois
  3. South Carolina
  4. Arkansas

 

  1. How many people ran for president in the Election of 1860?

 

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

 

 

  1. Who won the election of 1860?

 

  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. John Bell
  3. John Breckinridge
  4. Stephen Douglas

 

 

  1. According to the map on pg. 500, which political party won nearly all of the southern states?

 

  1. Southern Democrats
  2. Northern Democrats
  3. Republican
  4. Constitutional Union

 

  1. What is a war between opposing groups of the same country called?

 

  1. Family War
  2. Country War
  3. Civil War
  4. Crisis War

 

  1. Where did the first battle of the Civil War take place?

 

  1. Fort Dearborn
  2. Fort Canaryville
  3. Fort Ticonderoga
  4. Fort Sumter

 

  1. What did the four colors on the map on pg. 500 stand for?

 

  1. What their favorite color is
  2. The map doesn’t tell you what the colors mean
  3. The Presidential nominee and his political party
  4. What country they are from

 

  1. What was the judge’s decision of the Dred Scott trial?

 

 

  1. Who won the 1858 Senate election: Abraham Lincoln or Stephen Douglas?

 

Short Answer

 

  1. Name two advantages the North (Union) had.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Name two advantages the South (Confederacy) had.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What were the Union’s war strategies? MORE THAN ONE STRATEGY NEEDED FOR FULL CREDIT.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What were the Confederacy’s war strategies? MORE THAN ONE STRATEGY NEEDED FOR FULL CREDIT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Why was the battle at Fort Sumter so important?

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How did most people in prisoner of war camps die?

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Name a harsh condition that soldiers had to deal with.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Which side won the First Battle of Bull Run and how?

 

 

 

 

  1. Name the four Border States.

 

 

 

 

  1. What was John Brown’s goal after seizing guns from the U.S. army?

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Which political party was considered the new antislavery party?

 

 

 

 

22-25. Write the letter of the appropriate vocab word to correctly match each definition

 

____  Slave states that did not secede                                                     a. neutral

 

 

____  A type of rule in which military is in charge                                      b. border state

and citizens’ rights are suspended

  1. blockade

____ not favoring either side

 

  1. martial law

____ A military action to prevent traffic from

coming into an area or leaving it

 

 

3/5/15

217 Group 3: https://prezi.com/m7tcuyd3xp5s/a-rush-to-the-west/

 

2/18/15

218 Group 2: https://prezi.com/e1rcleovgldw/the-mexican-american-war/

217 Group 2:https://prezi.com/m5k25bmwkixc/the-mexican-american/

2/13/15

218 Group 1: https://prezi.com/6ocer7iixhui/conflict-with-mexico/#

217 Group 1: https://prezi.com/5t5uaxgoctfl/teaxas-and-independence/

 

1/23/15

Complete Notes on Revolution: https://prezi.com/hw8qysv3xo-l/copy-of-revolution/

 

1/6/15

7th Grade Notes on Revolution: https://prezi.com/314fsolxlz4c/revolution/

 

12/5/14

7th grade: https://prezi.com/gtlybies0u9n/untitled-prezi/

7th and 8th grade!!! Research Paper and Poster Due December 17th on your country!!!

11/19/14

Links to the new notes!

7th Grade: https://prezi.com/rlu5do7_cjlb/the-age-of-exploration/

8th Grade: https://prezi.com/wpljtjam5j2i/westward-expansion/

Holidays Around the World: https://prezi.com/lqni1stbosry/holidays-around-the-world/

Quiz Monday!

 

10/20/14

7th and 8th grade test on Friday!

7th grade notes:

http://prezi.com/yz97-z6slans/trade-networks-of-asia-and-africa/

http://prezi.com/45y0mwwp97la/the-european-heritage/

8th grade notes:

http://prezi.com/uyea1ulmr817/a-call-for-womens-rights/

http://prezi.com/othftuo1setd/american-literature-and-arts/

 

10/15/14

7th and 8th grade quiz on Friday!

7th grade notes: http://prezi.com/yz97-z6slans/trade-networks-of-asia-and-africa/

8th grade notes: http://prezi.com/uyea1ulmr817/a-call-for-womens-rights/

AND

http://prezi.com/othftuo1setd/american-literature-and-arts/

 

10/10/14

7th and 8th Grade Social Studies

Read pgs. 22-23 in the October 6 Junior Scholastic magazine.

Take Cornell Notes on the article “Did you violate the Constitution this morning?”

Summarize Notes

Pick a side: Do you think that “under God” defies the First Amendment? Give three reasons (two from the article, one personal) that will support your side.

Due Tuesday, October 14, 2014

 

10/6/14

Quiz tomorrow for 8th grade! The note to study are at this link http://prezi.com/uyea1ulmr817/a-call-for-womens-rights/

 

Homework due 10/6/14

-Find a current event article (newspaper, online, Junior Scholastic, etc.) and summarize it on a loose leaf sheet of paper to be turned in.

-Quiz on Monday! Here is the link to the notes that we’ve gone through in class: http://prezi.com/yz97-z6slans/trade-networks-of-asia-and-africa/

 

-Mr. Hermle

 

 

Homework due 10/3/14!!!

 

In your Junior Scholastic magazine, complete the 10 questions on page 13 that has to do with the map of the Middle East region and the three pie charts that go along with it.

 

Mr. Hermle

 

Homework due 9/22/14!

-Find a current event article (newspaper, online, Junior Scholastic, etc.) and summarize it on a loose leaf sheet of paper to be turned in.

-Complete your political poster. You are to choose whether you want Scotland to stay with the United Kingdom or become an independent country separate from the United Kingdom. On your poster, you are to use facts from the article in Junior Scholastic to support your position.

Mr. Hermle

 

Homework due 9/19/14!

Argumentative Essay: Should schools enforce a dress code? Why or why not?

Your essay should be 3 paragraphs long.

You are to have 3 reasons why you chose your position/opinion.

You are to use details from the article to support your position/opinion.

 

Mr. Hermle

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