Constitution Lesson #1 Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

    • A.

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B.

      George Washington

    • C.

      Thomas Jefferson

    Correct Answer
    C. Thomas Jefferson
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. He was one of the founding fathers of the United States and played a crucial role in drafting this important document. Jefferson's eloquent writing skills and his deep understanding of Enlightenment principles made him the ideal candidate for this task. The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, and it outlined the reasons for the American colonies' separation from Great Britain and their desire for independence. Jefferson's authorship of this document solidified his place in history as a key figure in the American Revolution.

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  • 2. 

    The Declaration of Independence guaranteed that God gave the following rights to people

    • A.

      Life

    • B.

      Liberty

    • C.

      Property

    • D.

      Pursuit of Happines

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Life
    B. Liberty
    D. Pursuit of Happines
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness. The Declaration of Independence states that these rights are given to people by God. These rights are considered fundamental and cannot be taken away by any government or authority. The inclusion of these rights in the Declaration of Independence reflects the belief in the inherent value and dignity of every individual, and the importance of protecting their freedoms and well-being.

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  • 3. 

    The ability of a government to get its power from its citizens in called

    • A.

      Popular sovereignty

    • B.

      Democracy

    • C.

      Republicanism

    Correct Answer
    A. Popular sovereignty
    Explanation
    Popular sovereignty refers to the idea that the power of the government comes from the consent and authority of the people. In this system, the citizens have the ultimate power to govern themselves and make decisions through voting and participation in the political process. It is a fundamental principle of democracy, where the government is accountable to the people and their will. Republicanism, on the other hand, is a form of government where the power is held by representatives elected by the citizens. While democracy and republicanism are related concepts, popular sovereignty specifically emphasizes the direct power of the people in the government.

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  • 4. 

    The colonies first formed body of government was known as

    • A.

      The Dumas

    • B.

      The First Continental Congress

    • C.

      The House of Burgess

    Correct Answer
    B. The First Continental Congress
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The First Continental Congress. The First Continental Congress was formed in 1774 and served as the first organized body of government for the American colonies. It was created in response to the oppressive policies of the British government and aimed to unite the colonies in their opposition. The Congress consisted of delegates from each colony who met in Philadelphia to discuss grievances and coordinate resistance against British rule. They played a crucial role in the lead up to the American Revolution and set the stage for the establishment of the United States as an independent nation.

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  • 5. 

    What did the King of England do that the colonist hated and felt unfair?

    • A.

      Allow women to vote

    • B.

      Control their resources

    • C.

      Raise their taxes without their consent

    Correct Answer
    C. Raise their taxes without their consent
    Explanation
    The colonists hated and felt it was unfair when the King of England raised their taxes without their consent. This action infringed upon their rights and autonomy, as they believed that they should have a say in decisions that directly affected their finances. The colonists viewed this as an unjust exercise of power and one of the factors that ultimately led to the American Revolution.

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  • 6. 

    The following quote "It is thier right, their duty to throw off such Government" meant

    • A.

      The colonist felt that England and the had abused their power

    • B.

      It was ok to rebel against the government any time you are unhappy

    • C.

      That government sometime became too big and you had to get rid of it

    Correct Answer
    A. The colonist felt that England and the had abused their power
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the quote "It is their right, their duty to throw off such Government" meant that the colonists felt that England and the government had abused their power. This implies that the colonists believed they had the right and responsibility to overthrow a government that had become oppressive or tyrannical.

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Ivan Sarudi |Language & literature
Evan, an ELA teacher, is devoted to instilling a love for language and literature. With a passion for education, Evan creates an engaging learning environment, fostering students' appreciation for the English language through effective teaching methodologies and innovative approaches.
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