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The GED Social Studies Test United States History Paula Schaffner California Distance Learning Project www.cdlponline.org 1
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GED Video Partner Passing the GED Social Studies Test History never looks like history when you are living through it. #17 Video 17 Focus: Themes in U.S. History You Will Learn From Video 17: That the legacy of the early settlers is a representative government founded on ideals of liberty and opportunity. That the settlers brought disease, displacement, and cultural annihilation to the Native Americans. That conflicting views of slavery caused the Civil War. That the Industrial Revolution and westward expansion fed on immigration. That technological, political, and social change characterized the 20 th century. Words You Need to Know: While viewing the video, put the letter of the meaning by the correct vocabulary word. Answers are on page 16. _____1. artifacts a. metaphor for the influence of immigrants from many cultures _____2. Manifest Destiny b. period of ideological and political conflict after World War II _____3. Industrial c. remains of previous cultures Revolution that reveal how they lived _____4. melting pot d. mechanizing manufacturing and moving it out of the home _____5. Cold War e. belief that God willed the U.S. to own all of North America Points to Remember: History, our common memory, tells us how we became who we are now. We study history to understand how elements of our government developed. Placing events in a time line will make them easier to recall. The causes and effects of key historic events differ for the various participants. 2
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_________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Did You Catch That? Test your memory (or previous knowledge) of the following points made in Program #17 – Themes in U.S. History. After your first viewing of the video, mark each statement below True or False. If False, write the correct information on the line below the statement. Watch the video again to check your answers, or look on page 16. T F 1. Before Europeans started arriving in America in the late 1400s, only a few distinct cultures had existed in North America. T F 2. The Americas got their name from Amerigo Vespucci, an agent of Florentine banking houses, whose beautiful descriptions of the new lands were so popular. T F 3. Native Americans and settlers fought over land because they both saw it as a source of status and wealth. T F 4. Archaeologists found that 60 people died at Jamestown during the summer of 1608, which was referred to as the Starving Time. T F 5. The British taxed colonists on tea and paper documents to finance the French and Indian Wars, which had established British dominance in North America. T F 6. Being a strict constructionist (he believed he should do only what the constitution said and no more), Jefferson had qualms about buying Louisiana from Napoleon.
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