United States Founding Documents Quiz : 4th Grade

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4th Grade Quizzes & Trivia

The Founding Documents of the United States are the list of papers put together to solidify the United States of America as its free nation. The list includes the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and the Federalist Papers. What do you know about these founding documents, who wrote them and what they mean? Take the following quiz to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which founding document was created first? 
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      United States Constitution

  • 2. 
    Which event made colonist worried that their national government was not as strong as it needed to be? 
    • A. 

      Battle of Bunker Hill

    • B. 

      French & Indian War

    • C. 

      Shay's Rebellion

    • D. 

      The Federalist Papers

  • 3. 
    Who is considered "The Father of the Constitution"? 
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      James Madison

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Benjamin Franklin

  • 4. 
    Which document guarantees United States Citizens freedom of speech? 
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      United States Constitution

    • C. 

      Bill of Rights

  • 5. 
    Which document replaced the Articles of Confederation? 
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      United States Constitution

    • C. 

      Bill of Rights

  • 6. 
    Which document was sent to King George in Britain? 
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      United States Constitution

    • C. 

      Bill of Rights

  • 7. 
    Which document was proposed to the United States Congress in New York City? 
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      United States Constitution

    • C. 

      Bill of Rights

  • 8. 
    Which document was written at the Second Constitutional Congress? 
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      United States Constitution

    • C. 

      Bill of Rights

  • 9. 
    Which of the following convinced many colonists that it was time to declare independence from Britain? 
    • A. 

      Boston Tea Party

    • B. 

      The Constitutional Convention

    • C. 

      The Intolerable Acts

    • D. 

      The Battles of Lexington and Concord

  • 10. 
    Which document created the three branches of government? 
    • A. 

      Declaration fo Independence

    • B. 

      United States Constitution

    • C. 

      Bill of Rights

  • 11. 
    Thomas Jefferson wrote which document? 
    • A. 

      Declaration of Indpendence

    • B. 

      United States Constitution

    • C. 

      Bill of Rights

  • 12. 
    Which document begins with "We the People..." and creates a government where the power lies with the people? 
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      United States Constitution

    • C. 

      Bill of Rights

  • 13. 
    Which document expresses our unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? 
    • A. 

      Declaration of Indpendence

    • B. 

      United States Constitution

    • C. 

      Bill of Rights

  • 14. 
    Which document is written in Articles that outline the powers of the government and creates a check and balance system? 
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      United States Constitution

    • C. 

      Bill of Rights

  • 15. 
    Which founding document was written last? 
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      United States Constitution