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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) US History Questions

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Grade 8 American Revolution
Written by Thomas Jefferson, this document cut ties between America and Great Britain and listed the numerous reasons justifying doing so.
  1. Declaration of Independance
  2. House of Burgesses
  3. Constitution of the United States
  4. Mayflower Compact
Grade 8 Colonial Period
The southern colonies included:
  1. Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, & South Carolina
  2. New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, & Rhode Island
  3. New Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, & Texas
Grade 8 Early National Era
The first political parties in the United States were established in the 1790s largely because of political differences between who?
  1. John Adams and Benjamin Franklin
  2. Thomas Jefferson and George Washingotn
  3. Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Paine
  4. Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 8 Civil Rights
The National Women's Suffrage Association was founded by
  1. Lucretia Mott and Sojourner Truth.
  2. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and John Quincy Adams.
  3. Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman
  4. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Grade 8 American Revolution
Grade 8 American Revolution
Thomas Jefferson borrowed ideas from this person in writing the Declaration of Independence?
  1. John Burgoyne
  2. Thomas Paine
  3. John Locke
  4. John Adams
  5. Barack Obama
Grade 8 Early National Era
The Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans emerged as separate political parties partly as a result of disagreement over what?
  1. How the nation should develop economically
  2. Whether to enforce the Monroe Doctrine
  3. How the nation should admit new states
  4. Whether to approve the Declaration of Independence
Grade 8 Early National Era
Northerners in favor of higher tariffs in the early 1800s argued that tariffs did what?
  1. Permitted access to less expensive foreign goods
  2. Raised revenue and protected American manufacturers
  3. Redistributed wealth among different social classes
  4. Encouraged the export of American cotton and other crops
Grade 8 American Revolution
George Washington and his Continental Army came closest to defeat at which event?
  1. Siege of Boston
  2. Battle of Yorktown
  3. Winter at Valley Forge
  4. Battle of Trenton
Grade 8 American Revolution
All of the following are American victories EXCEPT...
  1. Trenton
  2. Siege of Boston
  3. Yorktown
  4. Bunker Hill
Grade 8 Colonial Period
William Penn named the Capital of his colony Philadelphia, which meant?
  1. "Town of Protestant Equality"
  2. "City of Elder Knowledge"
  3. "Place of Pilgrim Inspiration"
  4. "City of Brotherly Love"
Grade 8 Colonial Period
All of the following were American leaders EXCEPT...
  1. George Washington
  2. General William Howe
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. John Hancock
Grade 8 American Revolution
Which British officer surrendered to George Washington after the Battle of Yorktown?
  1. General William Howe
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. General John Burgoyne
  4. King George III
Grade 8 Formation of the USA
Grade 8 Formation of the USA
What does the Bill of Rights primarily protect?
  1. members of Congress
  2. states’ rights
  3. individual rights
  4. the federal government
Grade 8 Colonial Period
All of the following were British EXEPT...
  1. King George III
  2. General William Howe
  3. General John Burgoyne
  4. Paul Revere
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