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  • 1. 
    What governing document requires the United States to take a census of population?
    • A. 

      Magna Carta

    • B. 

      Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

    • D. 

      Constitution

    • E. 

      Mayflower Compact

  • 2. 
    The first U.S. census was conducted on the first Monday of August, in what year?
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1790

    • C. 

      1848

    • D. 

      1902

    • E. 

      1945

  • 3. 
    From the 1790 through 1870 censuses, who was responsible for visiting each household to collect census data?
    • A. 

      Federal Judges

    • B. 

      Customs Clerks

    • C. 

      U.S. Marshals

    • D. 

      Congressional Staff

    • E. 

      Soldiers

  • 4. 
    Data from the U.S. census are used for apportioning the U.S. House of Representatives.  The nation's founding fathers also considered the census for what other activity?
    • A. 

      Collecting taxes from states to repay war debt

    • B. 

      Planning political campaign events

    • C. 

      Locating military installations

    • D. 

      Identifying cities to connect with canals

    • E. 

      Map routes for roads