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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Democratic Foundations Questions

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Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
In what year was the Declaration of Independence published?
  1. 1776
  2. 2016
  3. 2001
  4. 1999
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations

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The Declaration of Independence was based on the idea that
  1. taxes are unfair and should be illegal.
  2. all men are created equal and have certain rights.
  3. foreign countries should not rule colonies.
  4. all colonies should govern themselves.
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One purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to
  1. explain the colonists' beliefs about rights and government.
  2. end the war with Britain.
  3. set up a new type of government.
  4. explain why the British should end the war.
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
Which of the following was true of money under the Articles of Confederation?
  1. States could not print their own money.
  2. States accepted money printed by other states.
  3. Money was printed by states and by the central government.
  4. Money was standard throughout the states.
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
The Great Compromise established                                                  
  1. how enslaved African Americans would be counted.
  2. who had the rights to tax.
  3. the balance between state and federal government.
  4. how states would be represented in Congress.
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
What was the name of our first national constitution that joined all 13 states into one national government?
  1. Articles of Confederation
  2. Declaration of Independence
  3. Bill of Rights
  4. The Constitutional Convention
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
The larger states like Virginia and smaller states like New Jersey were happy when Roger Sherman came up with a plan to please both groups. What was that plan called?
  1. The Declaration of Independence
  2. The Great Compromise
  3. The Articles of Confederation
  4. The Constitution of the United States
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
What is one right found in the Declaration of Independence?
  1. love
  2. big houses
  3. liberty
  4. education
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
When was the Constitution written?
  1. 1568
  2. 1787
  3. 1778
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
The "Father of the Constitution" was:
  1. Thomas Jefferson
  2. George Washington
  3. James Madison
  4. Benjamin Franklin
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
What did the Declaration of Independence do?
  1. declared our freedom from Spain
  2. announced that the colonists are free
  3. declarared our independence from Great Britain
  4. both b and c
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
Roger Sherman came up with the                 compromise.
  1. 3/5
  2. Louisiana
  3. Virginia
  4. Great
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
What are the three Charters Of Freedom?
Choose three answers.
  1. The Bill of Rights
  2. The Treaty of Paris
  3. The Intolerable Acts of 1774
  4. The Constitution
  5. The Stamp Act of 1765
  6. The Declaration of Independence
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
Alexander Hamilton believed in what political party?
  1. Anti-Federalist
  2. Democrat
  3. Republican
  4. Federalist
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
Which idea was in the Declaration of Independence?
  1. people can revolt against unjust rule
  2. government powers should be separate
  3. Parliament should remove unfair governors
  4. government powers come from the king
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
Federalists believed that our country should:
  1. have everyone be happy
  2. have a few powerful people in charge of the government
  3. have many people share power among the states
  4. not get along
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
Which of the following is NOT considered a framer?
  1. Ben Franklin
  2. James Madison
  3. George Washington
  4. Abraham Lincoln
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
Which document states that the power to govern belongs to the people rather than the king?
  1. the Mayflower Compact
  2. the Declaration of Independence
  3. the Articles of the Confederation
  4. the US Constitution
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
Which section of Congress is based on the Virginia Plan?                            House of Representatives                           
Grade 5 Democratic Foundations
Which section of Congress is based on the New Jersey plan?          Senate         
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