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1 STAAR Acronyms Helpful mnemonic devices to help you ace the STAAR Test

2 Important Dates J ust M ake I t C old L ike C hristmas amestown 1607ayflower Compact 1620ndependence 1776 onstitution 1787 ouisiana Purchase 1803ivil War Tricks : write out the acronym and remember 16,16,17,17,18,18

3 Branches of Government LEJLEJ eglislative – Article Ixecutive – Article IIudicial – Article III

4 Battles of American Revolution CSYCSY oncordaratogaorktown Tricks: CSY is in alphabetical order C is near beginning of alphabet = beginning of war S has curves = “turning point” of the war Y is near end of alphabet = end of war

5 Seven Principles of the Constitution FLIPRCSFLIPRCS ederalismimited Governmentndividual Rightsopular Sovereigntyepublicanismhecks & Balanceseperation of Powers

6 1 st Amendment RAPPSRAPPS eligionssemblyressetitionpeech Rap the first amendment

7 2 nd Amendment

8 3 rd Amendment

9 4 th Amendment WUSSWUSS arrantnreasonableearcheizure Don’t be a wuss recite the 4 th amendment

10 5 th Amendment Double Jeopardy No self incrimination “remain silent”

11 6 th and 7 th Amendment Trial by Jury 6 th – Criminal Trial (crime has been committed) 7 th – Civil Trial (someone being sued)

12 8 th Amendment 8oz in a cup CUPCUP ruelnusual unishment

13 Civil Rights Amendments FCVFCV reeditizensote 13 th – abolished slavery 14 th – granted citizenship to all races of citizens 15 th – gave black men the right to vote


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