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Which group primarily settled in the eastern part of what we now call Texas?
Which of the following tribes was among those that eventually became part of the great horse cultures in North America?
The first modern European nation to lay claim to the territory of Texas was
Why did the French settlement attempted near Matagorda Bay fail?
- The expedition was under-supplied and poorly led.
- The Karankawa Indians were unexpectedly hostile toward the New Orleans settlement.
- The territory was too broad to be controlled or governed effectively.
- Sieur de La Salle was a poor leader who was eventually killed by Karankawa Indians.
What is a presidio?
- a Catholic mission settlement
- a fortified settlement
- a “leader” in Spanish
- a defensible spit of land
The first area settled by the Tejanos was
- eastern Texas.
- the Gulf Coast.
- “Hill Country.”
- the Rio Grande Valley.
Of the six flags flown over Texas, which represented republics?
- Texas and Mexicothe
- CSA and France
- Spain and France
- France and Mexico
Who led the Army of the Gulf in a show of force designed to discourage French support of the Confederacy?
- Joseph “Black Jack” PershingUlysses
- S. GrantAlfred
- H. Terry Nathaniel
- P. Banks
Which of the following is an example of “luck” that limited Texas’s exposure to the ravages of the Civil War?
- French support of the Confederacy
- the successful show of force by the Army of the Gulf
- Native American occupation west of the Balcones Escarpment
- Maximilian’s long reign in Mexico10.
Name the two major ideological groups in Texas during the era of Reconstruction.
- Farmers Alliance and popular sovereigntists
- popular sovereigntists and true southerners
- true southerners and Confederate sympathizers
- Confederate sympathizers and Republicans11.
Approximately how long did one-party Democratic rule last in Texas?
- 10 years
- 50 years
- 100 years
- 150 years
14. Which of the following elements dominated the land-based economy of post-Reconstruction Texas and is/are still important today?cattlecotton and oiloil and cattleoil, cotton, and cattle
15. Mexican governments provided generous land grants to any family willing to settle in the state. The sitio or legua each family could receive was how large?40 acres and a mule640 acres or a section1,500 acresmore than 4,000 acres
16. What was the primary use of land in Texas from the 1820s to the 1860s?cattlecottonoilLand use in the period was about equally divided among these three.
17. In the years following the Civil War, ________ became Texas’s economic mainstay.cattlecottonoilNone of these answers is correct.
18. Between 1900 and 1950, what accelerated the demographic shift from a rural society to an urban society in Texas?oilthe Civil Rights movementWWI and WWIIthe automobile
19. Today, what industry dominates the Texas economy, employing nearly 80 percent of the private sector workforce?oil and petrochemical processingthe service industryagriculture and cattlemanufacturing and the high tech industry
20. Members of which of the following groups overwhelmingly identify themselves as Republican?evangelical ProtestantsProtestants of the black church traditionRoman Catholicsagnostics
21. A belief that government is a positive instrument for change and a means for promoting the general welfare of all citizens defines which political subculture?traditionalisticindividualisticmoralisticneoconservative
22. John believes that government’s primary purpose is to defend the country and build roads. Additionally, he believes in low pay and term limits for political offices. John is demonstrating the beliefs of which political subculture?traditionalisticindividualisticmoralisticneoconservative
23. Which political subculture was a natural extension of the practice of slavery?traditionalisticindividualisticmoralisticneoconservative
24. Which group was forced to adopt the traditionalistic political subculture because of their subservient role?AnglosAfrican AmericansMexicansGerman and Midwestern settlers
25. Classical liberalism focuses on the protection ofgroup rights.large government.judicial activism.a generally free market economy.chapter two
The notion that all individuals possess inalienable rights and willingly submit to government to protect those rights is embodied inthe traditionalistic subculture.social contract theory.the individualistic subculture.popular sovereignty.
The theory of popular sovereignty holds that all power
- will ultimately be progressively distributed.
- is distributed by popular vote.
- is given to the people by divine right.
- rests with the people.
Which of the following is NOT among the characteristics shared by all state constitutions?
- the requirement that citizens approve any changes
- a fear of strong executive authority
- popular sovereignty
- separation of powers