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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Democratic Foundations Questions

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Grade 6 Democratic Foundations
Which document was passed by Congress to protect the rights of the American people?
  1. Declaration of Independence
  2. Bill of Rights
  3. The Constitution
  4. Articles of Confederation
Grade 6 Democratic Foundations
As a new nation, what was America's FIRST governing document?
  1. Declaration of Independence
  2. Bill of Rights
  3. The Constitution
  4. Articles of Confederation
Grade 6 Democratic Foundations
What was the United States' first constitution called?
  1. The Bill of Rights
  2. Congress
  3. The Articles of Confederation
  4. The Declaration of Independence
Grade 6 Democratic Foundations
Grade 6 Democratic Foundations
What man came out of retirement when America asked him to join the Constitutional Convention?
  1. James Madison
  2. Roger Sherman
  3. Alexander Hamilton
  4. George Washington
Grade 6 Democratic Foundations
Grade 6 Democratic Foundations
The Bill of Rights was added to the U.S. Constitution to
  1. give powers specifically to the government
  2. guarantee certain individual rights
  3. protect animal rights
  4. provide rights for both the government and the people
Grade 6 Democratic Foundations
When and where did the delegates meet to create the U.S. Constitution?
  1. May 25, 1787, Philadelphia
  2. May 25, 1787, New York
  3. December 7, Delaware
  4. June 21, 1788, New Hampshire
Grade 6 Democratic Foundations
What is the Bill of Rights?
  1. The first ten ammendments to the Constitution
  2. Government document used by Congress
  3. A list responsibilities for government officials
  4. The rights given to to all men in the United States
Grade 6 Democratic Foundations
The Declaration of Independence was signed on
  1. July 4, 1996
  2. July 4, 2004
  3. July 4, 1976
  4. July 4, 1776
Grade 6 Democratic Foundations
Which of the following statements about the Constitution is false?
  1. The first words of the Constitution are "We the People..."
  2. The Bill of Rights guarantees basic freedoms.
  3. The Constitution cannot be changed.
  4. Not everyone was protected by the Constitution.
Grade 6 Democratic Foundations
The fundamental principle of democracy is that
  1. power belongs to the people in the Sentate
  2. power belongs to the representatives in Congress
  3. power is shared between the president and the vice president
  4. power belongs to the people who are governed
Grade 6 Democratic Foundations
The United States is a                         .
  1. representative democracy
  2. direct democracy
  3. limited democracy
  4. constitutional monarchy
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