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Ch 27: STAAR US History: Civic Participation & Leadership

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Use the lessons in this STAAR US History test prep chapter to improve your understanding of the necessity of civic participation and leadership in a democracy. Assess your comprehension of key points through the use of brief lesson quizzes and the chapter exam.

STAAR US History: Civic Participation & Leadership - Chapter Summary

Prepare for questions regarding civic participation and leadership on the STAAR US History exam using this comprehensive study package. The engaging and easy-to-understand format of these lessons combined with additional study resources, including quizzes and worksheets, provide a positive study experience. In this chapter, instructors will lead you through an exploration of topics including:

  • U.S. political participation and alternative forms of participation
  • Benefits and costs of voting
  • Accomplishments of key political figures, including Thurgood Marshall, Barry Goldwater, Sandra Day O'Connor and Hillary Clinton
  • Influence of Andrew Carnegie's article, Gospel of Wealth

To ensure you can successfully answer similar questions on the STAAR US History exam, practice using the multiple-choice lesson quizzes and more thorough chapter exam. These assessments will show you specific topics you need to review, if any. You can also utilize the supplemental quiz worksheets by printing them out and using them as study material both offline and while you view the lessons.

8 Lessons in Chapter 27: STAAR US History: Civic Participation & Leadership
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Political Participation in the United States: Influences & Voter Turnout

1. Political Participation in the United States: Influences & Voter Turnout

Despite an increase in the number of eligible voters, political participation in the United States seems to be on the decline. This lesson discusses influences on political participation and voter turnout.

Voting: Costs and Benefits

2. Voting: Costs and Benefits

In a country as large as the United States, it's highly unlikely that one person's vote will decide the outcome of a presidential election. Does this mean the costs of voting outweigh the benefits? This lesson explores this question.

Alternative Forms of Political Participation: Role & Types

3. Alternative Forms of Political Participation: Role & Types

Americans participate in government by voting, but they also participate in many other ways. This lesson discusses the role alternative forms of political participation play in our political involvement.

Who Was Thurgood Marshall? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

4. Who Was Thurgood Marshall? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

Explore the life and accomplishments of one of the most important American figures of the twentieth century and test your understanding of American politics, racism, and fights for equality.

Gospel of Wealth: Definition & Summary

5. Gospel of Wealth: Definition & Summary

This lesson will discuss the Gospel of Wealth, an article written by Andrew Carnegie in the 19th Century. You will learn why Carnegie wrote it, what the article argued, and reflect on the influence it has had on American society.

Barry Goldwater: Biography, Quotes & Books

6. Barry Goldwater: Biography, Quotes & Books

Barry Goldwater was an influential politician during the 1960s, and he is seen by many as the father of the modern Republican party. In this lesson, learn about his life, works, and historical legacy, then test yourself with a quiz.

Sandra Day O'Connor: Biography & Quotes

7. Sandra Day O'Connor: Biography & Quotes

Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman to hold the position of Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. This lesson will examine her life, accomplishments, and notable quotations.

Hillary Clinton as a Political Leader

8. Hillary Clinton as a Political Leader

As a political leader, Hillary Clinton has had a long and impressive career. In this lesson, we will trace her pathway from college to the White House, and explore her successes as a politician.

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