8th Grade Social Studies Homework Assignments
Answer the following question in a complete paragraph (at least three sentences) in your own words. Use your textbook, your notes from class, or any other resource to help you.
* What is Manifest Destiny?
Answer the questions below in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper.
1. What were the advantages of travel by water?
2. Diagram Skills – Which three new forms of transportation did Americans develop in the early 1800s?
Answer the questions below in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper. Use your textbook and the reading passage below.
1. What were two problems that led Texans to declare independence from Mexico?
2. Why did Sam Houston’s soldiers exclaim, “Remember the Alamo!” when fighting the Mexican army?
Answer the following questions in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper.
1. How did the United States gain Oregon, New Mexico, and California?
2. Diagram Skills – Name two ways that cultures mixed in the Southwest.