OAT 8th Grade Jeopardy Game

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History
People in
Society
Geography
Economics
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Link to round 2
What are reasons early explorers settled in America?
Freedom of religion, desire for
land, economic opportunity
and the excitement
of adventure.
Row 1, Col 1
What are prejudice, discrimination and racism?
This led to blacks, immigrants,
women, Native Americans
and poor whites
struggling to gain acceptance
in society.
1,2
What was the western part of the United States in the
early 1800s?
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana,
Illinois, Wisconsin.
1,3
What was the main economic difference between the
North and South by 1860?
The north gained wealth through
industry and the south gained
wealth through agriculture.
1,4
What are differences between the French, Spanish and
British colonies?
Spain settled in the southwest
section of North America,
France settled in present-day
Canada and England settle on
the east coast of North America
2,1
What are treaties and contact between white settlers and
Native Americans.
The Treaty of Greenville opens
Ohio to white settlement, the
Trail of Tears, the
Seminole Wars, the
Indian Removal Act.
2,2
What are factors that influenced westward expansion in
the United States?
Gold Rush, Oregon Trial and
the Fertile land in Oregon’s
Willamette Valley.
2,3
What are effects of global trade with the development of
European colonies in America.
The triangle trade, the
NavigationActs,
slavery in America,
Colonial desire for
Independence.
2,4
What are sources of conflict which led to the American
Revolution?
The Tea Act, the Townshend Acts,
The Proclamation of 1763,
The Sons of Liberty, the Boston
Tea Party, the Stamp Act.
3,1
What are factors that led to slavery in the Southern
United States?
Good climate for farming;
Free labor;
Aristocratic society;
Institutionalized racism.
3,2
What are improved modes of transportation that
influenced westward expansion?
Roads, railroads, canals,
steamboats.
3,3
What was the Embargo Act?
Thomas Jefferson’s attempt
to end trade with the British
hurts the U.S. economy
and leads to the
War of 1812.
3,4
What are important events during the American
Revolution?
The Declaration of Independence,
the Battles of Trenton, Saratoga,
and Yorktown,
the creation of
State Constitutions.
4,1
What is the beginning of the Women’s Rights Movement
in 1848? (Seneca Falls, N.Y.)
Seneca Falls Convention led by
Susan B. Anthony and
Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
4,2
What are improved modes of communication that
influenced westward expansion?
Telegraph, Morse code,
Post office, Pony Express.
4,3
What was the tariff?
The United States attempt to tax
imported goods to
promote the purchasing
of American goods leads to
Southern secession.
4,4
What were problems under the Articles of
Confederation?
Maintaining National Security,
Creating a stable economic system,
Dealing with war debt,
Collecting taxes,
Creating a strong national government.
5,1
What are cultures that created a diverse United States
culture?
Irish, German, English,
Hungarian, Dutch, French.
5,2
What are ways settlement patterns effected the growth
of the United States of America?
Big cities develop on water (ports);
Rural towns grow on the
canals and railroad lines;
trading posts develop
in towns along the Oregon and
Santa Fe trail.
5,3
What is the United States Constitution?
The result of the
Articles of Confederation's
inability to regulate the United
States economy.
5,4
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Citizenship
Social Studies
Skills
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Government
Link to round 1
What were some challenges in creating our new United
States Constitution?
The Great Compromise, the
3/5ths Compromise, Federalists
v. Anti-federalists, the debate for
a Bill of Rights
Row 1, Col 1
What are civic groups who participated in politics to
obtain personal goals?
The Son’s of Liberty and the
Committee of Correspondence;
Abolitionists and the
Underground Railroad
1,2
What are Primary Sources?
An original source of
information such as:
James Madison’s notes from the
Constitutional Convention;
A civil war soldier’s letter home;
Journal from a traveler of the
Oregon Trail
1,3
What is the Declaration of Independence?
The idea of self-government
and natural rights were
proposed by John Locke
during the Enlightenment
period and expressed
in this document.
1,4
What are some steps taken to build one country from 13
independent states?
Precedents set by George
Washington, Alexander
Hamilton strengthening the U.S.
economy, development of a national
Court system.
2,1
What are ways people became more involved in
government in the 1800’s?
Nominating conventions;
Expansion of suffrage (voting);
Active campaigning
2,2
What are Secondary Sources?
An unoriginal source of
information such as:
American History Textbook;
Biography about Robert E. Lee;
An encyclopedia
2,3
What are issues that led to the creation of the first
political parties?
Payment of debt;
establishment of national bank;
interpretation of the Constitution;
debate over support for England
or France
2,4
What are events that lead to territorial expansion for the
United States of America
Northwest Ordinance,
Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and
Clark, Manifest Destiny, War
w/ Mexico, the Alamo, .
3,1
Who are individuals who furthered or restricted rights of
other individuals?
Thomas Jefferson;
Andrew Jackson;
Frederick Douglass;
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
3,2
What are points of view of 1860 presidential candidates?
Abraham Lincoln was against
the spread of slavery;
Stephen Douglas favored
popular sovereignty;
John Breckinridge was
pro-slavery.
3,3
What is Shays’ Rebellion?
This event showed that the
Articles of Confederation did
not work
3,4
What are the causes of the Civil War?
Slavery, States Rights, John
Brown’s Raid, Dred Scott Case,
Uncle Tom’s Cabin, KansasNebraska Act, Compromise of
1850, Sectionalism.
4,1
What are connections between rights and responsibilities
of citizens?
Voting and staying informed;
Being tried by a jury and serving
on a jury;
Having rights and respecting
others rights
4,2
What is one opinion of the most influential cause of the
Civil War?
Uncle Tom’s Cabin was
the most influential cause
of the American
Civil War.
4,3
What are political concepts expressed in the United
States Constitution?
Representative Democracy;
Bicameralism;
Federalism;
Separation of Powers;
Checks and Balances
4,4
What are the major events of the United States Civil
War?
Abraham Lincoln becomes President,
Fort Sumter, Manassas, Antietam,
Gettysburg, Fall of Richmond, Robert E.
Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant,
Reconstruction begins.
5,1
What is the 15th Amendment?
Right of citizens of the
United States to vote will not
be denied regardless of race
or color.
5,2
What is a multi-tier timeline?
Union battle victories and
Confederate battle victories
could be used to construct this.
5,3
What is the process for a bill to become a law?
A bill is proposed in either house
of Congress; if the bill passes the majority
of one house it moves to the other;
if it passes by majority of the other house
the President can pass the bill into law
or veto the bill; Congress can override
a veto by 2/3 vote of each house.
5,4
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