US Constitution History Quiz For Kids

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What do you know about the US constitution? When was it adopted? Check out this United States history quiz created for kids and make your understanding better with us. The Constitution of the United States established the United States of America's national government and fundamental laws. It is the supreme law of America. Play the following quiz and test your knowledge of US history. Shall we begin it now? Best of luck to you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was the Constitution of the USA adopted?

    • A.

      1776

    • B.

      1787

    • C.

      1777

    • D.

      1791

    Correct Answer
    B. 1787
    Explanation
    The Constitution of the USA was adopted in 1787. This was the year when the Constitutional Convention took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where delegates from the 13 original states gathered to draft and create the Constitution. The Constitution was then ratified by the states and went into effect in 1789, establishing the framework for the government and the rights of the American people.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following parts does the Constitution of the USA consist of?

    • A.

      Preambule

    • B.

      Magna Carta

    • C.

      27 amendments

    • D.

      25 amendments

    • E.

      The Document of 27 articles

    • F.

      The Document of 7 articles

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Preambule
    C. 27 amendments
    F. The Document of 7 articles
    Explanation
    The Constitution of the USA consists of three main parts: the Preamble, which establishes the goals and purposes of the government; the 27 amendments, which are additions and changes made to the original document over time; and the Document of 7 articles, which outlines the structure and powers of the government. The Magna Carta and 25 amendments are not part of the Constitution.

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  • 3. 

    Article ____ created the Executive Branch of Government.

    • A.

      Article 1

    • B.

      Article 2

    • C.

      Article 3

    • D.

      Article 4

    Correct Answer
    B. Article 2
    Explanation
    Article 2 created the Executive Branch of Government. This article of the Constitution outlines the powers and responsibilities of the President of the United States, who is the head of the Executive Branch. It establishes the qualifications for the presidency, the process of electing a president, and the president's powers, such as being the Commander-in-Chief of the military and the ability to appoint federal judges. Article 2 is crucial in defining the role and authority of the executive branch in the US government.

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  • 4. 

    Article ____ created the Judicial Branch of Government.

    • A.

      Article 1

    • B.

      Article 2

    • C.

      Article 3

    • D.

      Article 4

    Correct Answer
    C. Article 3
    Explanation
    Article 3 of the Constitution of the United States created the Judicial Branch of Government. This article establishes the Supreme Court as the highest court in the land and grants Congress the power to establish lower federal courts. It outlines the jurisdiction and powers of the federal courts, including the authority to interpret laws and resolve disputes. This article is crucial in maintaining the system of checks and balances within the government and ensuring the independence of the judiciary.

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  • 5. 

    Article ____ created the Legislative Branch of Government.

    • A.

      Article 1

    • B.

      Article 2

    • C.

      Article 3

    • D.

      Article 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Article 1
    Explanation
    Article 1 of the Constitution of the United States created the Legislative Branch of Government. This article establishes the structure, powers, and functions of the Congress, which is comprised of the Senate and the House of Representatives. It outlines the qualifications and responsibilities of members of Congress, as well as the procedures for passing laws and conducting legislative business. By creating the Legislative Branch, Article 1 ensures a system of checks and balances within the government and grants the power to make laws to the representatives of the people.

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  • 6. 

    Where did the Constitutional Convention take place? 

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      Philadelphia

    • C.

      Chicago

    • D.

      Los Angeles

    Correct Answer
    B. Philadelphia
    Explanation
    The Constitutional Convention took place in Philadelphia. This is where delegates from the original thirteen colonies gathered in 1787 to draft the United States Constitution. Philadelphia was chosen as the location for the convention because it was a central and easily accessible city for the delegates to travel to. Additionally, Philadelphia had a history of being a center for political discussions and had previously hosted the First and Second Continental Congresses.

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  • 7. 

    How many amendments are there in the Constitution of the USA?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      25

    • D.

      27

    Correct Answer
    D. 27
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 27. The Constitution of the USA has undergone 27 amendments. Amendments are changes or additions made to the original text of the Constitution in order to adapt it to the changing needs of society. These amendments have addressed various issues such as civil rights, voting rights, and the balance of power between the federal government and the states.

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  • 8. 

    What is the name of the first ten amendments in the Constitution of the USA?

    • A.

      God save the Queen

    • B.

      In God we trust

    • C.

      The Bill of Rights

    • D.

      The Ten Commandments

    • E.

      Ivory League

    Correct Answer
    C. The Bill of Rights
    Explanation
    The first ten amendments in the Constitution of the USA are known as the Bill of Rights. These amendments were added to the Constitution to protect individual rights and limit the power of the federal government. The Bill of Rights includes important rights such as freedom of speech, religion, and the right to a fair trial.

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  • 9. 

    What principles do the first three articles of the Document define?

    • A.

      Three branches of power

    • B.

      Three first presidents of the USA

    • C.

      Three first states of the USA

    • D.

      Three first amendments in the US constitution

    Correct Answer
    A. Three branches of power
    Explanation
    The first three articles of the Document define the principles of the three branches of power. These articles establish the framework for the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the government, outlining their powers, responsibilities, and relationships with each other. They establish the system of checks and balances, ensuring that no single branch becomes too powerful, and that each branch serves as a check on the others. These articles are crucial in defining the separation of powers and the structure of the government in the United States.

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  • 10. 

    How many States were required to ratify the Constitution to cause it to go into effect?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    C. 9
    Explanation
    VII
    The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.

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  • 11. 

    Who ratified the Constitution?

    • A.

      The People through a vote

    • B.

      Conventions held in each state

    • C.

      The Constitutional Convention

    • D.

      The Congress under the Articles of Confederation

    • E.

      The State Legislatures

    Correct Answer
    B. Conventions held in each state
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Conventions held in each state." The Constitution was ratified by special conventions that were held in each state. These conventions were made up of elected delegates who represented the people of their respective states. The delegates debated and discussed the Constitution before deciding whether to ratify it or not. This process allowed for a more direct and democratic involvement of the people in the ratification process, rather than relying solely on the state legislatures or the Congress under the Articles of Confederation.

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  • 12. 

    What are the requirement to become the US President?

    • A.

      Naturalized US Citizen

    • B.

      Born US Citizen

    • C.

      Be 30 Years of Age

    • D.

      Be 35 Years of Age

    • E.

      Have lived in the United States for 14 years

    • F.

      Have lived in the United States for 21 Years

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Born US Citizen
    D. Be 35 Years of Age
    E. Have lived in the United States for 14 years
    Explanation
    Article II section 1
    No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

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  • 13. 

    The Constitution was taken into effect on July 4, 1776 when the US declared Independence from Great Britain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Constitution went into effect on March 4, 1789 when the First Congress was seated, (though provisions such as elections of the House of Representatives, selection of Senators, Election of a President occurred in the months leading up to March 4, 1789).

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  • 14. 

    What does the Article IV of the Document of the US constitution define?

    • A.

      The two houses of the Congress

    • B.

      Three branches of power

    • C.

      The Electoral College elects the President

    • D.

      The National anthem of the USA

    • E.

      The relationship among the states and the relationship of the states to the Federal government

    Correct Answer
    E. The relationship among the states and the relationship of the states to the Federal government
    Explanation
    Article IV of the US Constitution defines the relationship among the states and the relationship of the states to the Federal government. It outlines the obligations and responsibilities of the states towards each other, such as recognizing each other's laws and court decisions. It also establishes the concept of federalism, which is the division of power between the national government and the state governments. This article ensures that there is a balance of power and cooperation between the states and the federal government.

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  • 15. 

    What does the Article V of the Document of the US constitution define?

    • A.

      The two houses of the Congress

    • B.

      Three branches of power

    • C.

      The Electoral College elects the President

    • D.

      Ways to amend (change) the constitution

    • E.

      The relationship among the states and the relationship of the states to the Federal government

    Correct Answer
    D. Ways to amend (change) the constitution
    Explanation
    Article V of the US Constitution defines the ways to amend or change the constitution. This article outlines the process by which amendments can be proposed and ratified. It provides two methods for proposing amendments: either by a two-thirds vote in both houses of Congress or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the state legislatures. Amendments must then be ratified by three-fourths of the states. This article ensures that the constitution can be modified to adapt to changing times and circumstances.

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