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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the STAAR U.S. History: Test Prep & Practice course
- STAAR US History: Independence & the Founding Fathers
- STAAR US History: Historical Eras & Significant Events (1877 to Present)
- STAAR US History: Political, Economic & Social Change (1877-1898)
- STAAR US History: United States as a World Power (1898-1920)
- STAAR US History: World War I
- STAAR US History: Early 20th Century Reform & Third-Party Movements
- STAAR US History: Individuals & Social Change During the 1920s
- STAAR US History: World War II
- STAAR US History: Cold War & the United States
- STAAR US History: The Vietnam War
- STAAR US History: The Civil Rights Movement
- STAAR US History: Civil Rights Legislation
- STAAR US History: Role of US in the World (1970-1990)
- STAAR US History: Ronald Reagan & the Rise of Conservatism
- STAAR US History: Foreign Policy & the Gulf War
- STAAR US History: Geographic Factors & Events
- STAAR US History: Migration, Immigration & American Society
- STAAR US History: Population Growth & Environmental Concerns
- STAAR US History: Arts & Culture
- STAAR US History: People Contributing to National Identity
- STAAR US History: Changing Role of the Government
- STAAR US History: Domestic & Global Accountability in Government
- STAAR US History: Government Branches & Checks & Balances
- STAAR US History: Landmark Supreme Court Cases
- STAAR US History: Core Values & the Democratic Process
- STAAR US History: Major Amendments to the US Constitution
- STAAR US History: Legislation & Economic Growth (1870-1920)
- STAAR US History: Economic Development Between WWI & WWII
- STAAR US History: Economic Effects of World War II & the Cold War
- STAAR US History: Economic Interdependence in the 21st Century
- STAAR US History: Impact of Science & Technology on Economic Development
- STAAR US History: Research & Analyzing Information
- STAAR US History: Critical Thinking & Writing
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