GEORGIA AKS 2011
A social studies class is assigned to write
about the raid on Harper’s Ferry. A student
wants to research the raid. Which question
would be MOST important to answer?
How did the Harper’s Ferry raid
lead to the Civil War?
The Great Salt Lake is in the western United
States. Where would the Grand Canyon be?
The Grand Canyon is south of the
Great Salt Lakes.
Slavery existed in the 1800s. Why did some
black people try to escape from the South
and go to the North?
Slavery was illegal in the North
The Wright brothers flew the first airplane in
1903 at Kitty Hawk. In which state is
The Gettysburg Address is a famous speech
given by Abraham Lincoln. What was the
purpose of Lincoln’s speech?
to mark the great victory for the
After the end of the Civil War, the Southern
states were very poor. The country needed
new factories to rebuild after the war. Where
were most new factories built after the Civil
On April 9, 1865, the Confederate Army
surrendered at Appomattox Court House.
What was General Robert E. Lee’s role in this
He led the Confederate troops in
In the years after World War I, the economics
of the countries in Europe suffered. Only the
United States did well economically after the
war. Which factor Most influenced this
change in the world economy??
Restrictions to keep Germany from
rising to power again.
The fifteen Amendment was ratified after the
Civil War, what group of people were
protected by the amendment??
African American men over 21
who wanted to vote
The Freedmen’s Bureau was created to help
newly freed slaves and poor whites after the
Civil War. Most of the work done by the
Freedman’s Bureau …
was settling labor problems for
Where is the Mojave Desert located?
The Mojave Desert is located in
African Americans were given rights after the
Civil War. There are many ways that they
were kept from using their new rights. Many
ares had Jim Crow laws. The term “Jim
Crow” refers to….?
the laws that kept African
Americans from having full
Pearl Harbor is located in the …..
Five million head of cattle were moved along
the Chisholm Trail in late 1800s. What was
affected by the movement of cattle….?
was the economy of Texas
What’s the best description of the main
economic activity in the Midwest before
Most people in the Midwest
worked in farming
Thomas Edison was an inventor living in the
1800s. His MOST important invention was
Different regions produce different goods and
services. Which state produce the most TV
shows and movies??
President Theodore Roosevelt oversaw the
building of the Panama Canal. The MOST
important reason to build the canal was
connect the Pacific Ocean to the
The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments
to the U.S. Constitution. The First
grants freedom of speech.
Sequence of events relating to the Civil
a. end of the Civil War,
b. reconstruction period of the
c. rise of manufacturing in the
What’s an immigrant?
Anyone in the U.S. who is charged with a
crime has the right to a trial by jury. What
idea in law is shown by a trial by jury??
Due process of the law
The sinking of the Lusitania led the United
Enter World War I.
The Fifth Amendment guarantees that no
person be “deprived of life, liberty, or
property, without due process of law.” Which
of the following is an example of due process
A grand jury decides whether to
bring charges in a capital case.
In the early 20th century, Charles Lindbergh
was on of the most famous Americans in the
world. Charles Lindbergh became famous
flying solo across the Atlantic
Article V (5) of the U.S. Constitution
describes the process for creating
Constitutional amendments there are two
ways of proposing amendments to the
Two-thirds of the Congress or a
convention called by two-thirds
of state legislatures propose an
The Great Depression happened for many
reasons. Many people think President
Franklin D. Roosevelt helped Americans
survive the Great Depression. Why does
President Roosevelt get this credit??
He helped to create the
government programs know as
the New Deal.
The U.S. Constitution has been amended 27
times. Each time, it has had to follow the
amendment process as outline in Article V (5)
of the Constitution. What is the purpose of
to ensure that the Constitution is
not amended without serious
thought and agreement of a
majority of the U.S.
Margaret Mitchell wrote a book in 1935 that
became a best seller. It was made into a
movie that won 8 Academy Awards in 1939.
What was the name of this book?
Gone with the Wind
The Dust Bowl was a problem with farmland
that happened during the Great Depression.
The topsoil of fields dried up and blew in
huge storms throughout the Great Plains.
The Dust Bowl happened for two MAIN
These two reasons were farmers
overplanted their fields and there
was a drought.
One shop on the street sells light bulbs. A
different shop on the street sells lamps. This
is an example of…..
The U.S. buys toys from China. China buys
cars from the U.S. This exchange is called…?
On September 11, 2001, terrorists crashed
four planes in the United States, killing
almost 300 people. What did the U.S. do to
It went to war in Afghanistan
The United States, the countries of Western
Europe, and many other countries around the
world wanted to make sure that communism
did not spread. What organization was
formed to stop the spread of communism?
When prices are high, demand goes down.
When prices are low, demand goes up. If
there is a shortage of basketballs on the
market, the prices of basketballs….
Should go up
The Allied powers fought the Axis powers in
WWII. The Axis powers were Germany,
Japan, and Italy. Was the leader of Italy?
Why do the words e pluribus unum appear on
the U.S. coins?
It is the official motto of the United
States and appears on the Great
Seal of the United States.
President Theodore Roosevelt led a band of
soldiers called the Rough Riders to fight in
the Spanish American War. The MOST
important reason Roosevelt fought this war
fight Spanish colonial rule in Cuba.
Jim Crow laws kept African Americans from
using the same services and place that
whites did. This system was called…
separate but equal.
Andrew Carnegie started his steel mill in
Pittsburg. Why did he choose that city?
It is at the intersection of three
The United States was the leading economic
power in the world after WWI. What is the
MOST likely reason that this change
The war had been in Europe,
leaving the people and continent
“The book is (not a very good) representation
of slavery….. A work that should represent it
strictly as it is would be a work could not be
read.” Harriet Beecher Stowe. She is
referring to the book published in 1852
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Before the Civil War, many people in the
North were opposed to slavery. In the South,
however, slavery was the most important
part of the economy. What was one reason
that southern states bought goods from
They didn’t want to send their
money to the North.
Mexico and Canada are two of the United
States’ major trading partners. They trade
under an agreement called NAFTA, the North
American Free Trade Agreement. How does
NAFTA benefit all three countries?
It increases trade between all
The 20th century was a time of great leaps in
technology. Today we have factories run by
robots and offices run by computers. These
What is the main benefit of having a checking
keeping your cash safe from theft
When you go to the grocery store, there are
many different kinds of foods to buy. The
foods in the store show the function of..
Like his older brother, President John F.
Kennedy, Robert Kennedy was also shot and
killed. What was he doing just before this
giving a speech after winning the
California presidential primary
Between 1938 and 1941, there were many
times when the U.S. could have joined the
Allies in fighting World War II. What is one
opportuni9ty cost NOT joining the war
People in European countries lost
Specialization is when a group of people
work on doing one kind of job until they
become very good at it. The specialization of
people who grow oranges in Florida is an
example. Specialization improves standards
of living by….?
improving the goods and services
that people sell.