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Business for the Future
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Module 1 - UK and US History, Politics and Institutions
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British history
1. Clash between Henry VIII and the Catholic Church. - ________
2. Northern Ireland is created. - ________
3. The Romans conquer England and Wales. -  ________
4. The British Empire expands and the Industrial Revolution takes place. - ________
5. Britain fights against Germany, Japan and Italy during WWII. - ________
6. The UK is incredibly powerful and wealthy under the reign of Queen Victoria. - ________
7. The Normans invade Britain. ________
8. Britain joins the EU. - ________
9. Ireland is annexed to the UK. - ________
10. Britain increases its wealth and power with Queen Elizabeth I. - ________
11. With the Glorious Revolution it is declared that a monarch can govern only with the Parliament's approval. - ________
12. Margaret Thatcher's government is characterized by the privatization of nationalized industries. - ________
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The rise and fall of Britain as a political and economic power
Decide whether the following sentences are true or false.
A: During the 16th century, merchants needed approval from the Queen to travel east.
B: The East India Company traded luxury goods.
C: Britain was the only power that conquered new lands.
D: 19th century Britain controlled North America, India, some regions of Asia, Australia, New Zealand and most of Africa.
E: By the half of the 19th century, the British Empire had reached its maximum expansion.
F: The 20th century saw a decline of the British Empire.
G: The majority of colonies became independent between WWI ad WWII.
H: The Commonwealth is made of British colonies.
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Scotland
Select the sentences that refer to the history of Scotland.
A: Scotland didn't join England until the beginning of the 18th century.
B: It became part of the United Kingdom in 1801.
C: England and Scotland are still different in culture, education, religion and language.
D: Its Parliament was created in 1999.
E: It fought a War of Independence with Britain from 1919 to 1921.
F: Its most important party is favorable to a return of the country to the EU.
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UK Constitution
Decide whether the sentences about UK Constitution are true or false.
A: It is written.
B: It can constantly be improved to better adapt to the political conditions of the moment.
C: It includes international agreements.
D: It has reinforced the power of the British monarch.
E: It is the result of constitutional documents written during many centuries.
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UK politics and institutions
The United Kingdom is a ________ Democracy. The Parliament limits the power of the ________: in fact, ________ are made by the Parliament and the Government rules the country.

The power is divided among three branches: the ________ power makes the laws, the ________ power executes them and the ________ power decides whether the laws have been transgressed.

The Monarch is the ________ of the Commonwealth and the ________ Head of the Church of England. Moreover, he/she opens and ________ Parliament, officially ________ the government, declares war and ________ peace, ________ treaties.
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The three branches of the UK government
Match each sentence to the branch of the UK Government it refers to.
A: It is the Government.
B: It comprises the law courts.
C: Its supreme authority is the Parliament.
D: It can make and change laws.
E: It is in charge of interpreting the laws and deciding whether a crime has been committed.
F: The Prime Minister is its most important representative.
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UK main political parties
In the UK, the two main parties are the ________ and the ________ party. There are also many ________ parties, such as the Liberal Democrats, the Scottish National Party and the Democratic Unionist Party.
The Labour Party was founded in 1900 to represent the ________: its members were trade unionists, ________ and socialist groups. It established a ________after World War II.
The Conservative party was founded in the ________half of the 19th century. We often refer to its members as ________. Its main supporters are members of the ________ and people who live out of the cities. Two important Conservative ________, Margaret Thatcher and John Major, privatized the majority of ________, decreased trade ________ power and dismantled the welfare system. At the same time, they reduced ________ and favored the free ________.
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US history
1. The Cold War was fought between USA and the Soviet Union. - ________.
2. The Pilgrim Fathers reach the shores of New England. - ________
3. In October, the USA experienced the Stock Market Crash. - ________
4. The first native Americans from Asia reached the American soil. - ________
5. During the Boston Tea Party, colonial settlers throw a great quantity of tea into Aston harbour. - ________
6. A terrorist attack destroys the Twin Towers. - ________
7. The American Civil War is fought between the United States and some southern States. - ________
8. A financial crisis that will affect the world's economy spreads from the USA. - ________
9. Cristopher Columbus reaches the Americas while trying to get to East Asia. - ________
10. The first group of British people settle in Virginia. - ________
11. The Declaration of Independence is signed. - ________
12. The USA fights against Germany, Italy and Japan during World War II. - ________
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Slave trade and segregation
Fill in the gaps. The first letter of each word is given.

From the 16th century to the 19th century, the E________, the French and the Portuguese d________ some 12 million Africans to Americas. One out of six people died during the j________. The survivors were sold and enslaved: they had to w________ in tobacco and sugar plantations in t________ conditions.

When the Declaration of Independence was signed, African-Americans were still slaves. This means that they were not considered American c________ and their rights were not g________. Even if the Constitution mentioned the important values of freedom and equality, those people never experienced them. Even after the abolition of slavery, black people had to face r________, violence and segregation, especially in the states of the south.

During the second half of the 20th century, people like Rosa Parks, President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, along with the civil r________ movement, set important steps towards racial e________.
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USA politics and institutions
The Constitution of the USA was written in ________, when the country was made up of ________ states. It is the world's ________ Constitution still used nowadays.
The USA is a ________ Constitutional Republic and it has a ________ Government. The President of the United States, who is also Head of the ________, lives in the White House. In the US, the ________ is the entity in charge of making the laws. It can also propose amendments to the Constitution.

The President, the Vice-President and the ________ are the executive branch. The President is elected every ________ years by popular vote and the Electoral College.

The US Supreme ________ is the judiciary branch. It is based in Washington DC and it is composed of the ________ Justice and eight Associate Justices.

The two main political parties in the USA are the ________ Party and the Republican Party.
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