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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) Democratic Foundations Questions

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Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
Who sewed the first American flag?
  1. Miss. Ashtyn
  2. Betsy Ross
  3. Abigail Adams
  4. Michell Obama
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
The Articles of Confederation stated that Congress could not
  1. require citizens to pay taxes
  2. organize new territories
  3. borrow money from banks and wealthy land owners
  4. test students on Thursdays
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
Why was the Articles of Confederation set up not to be too strong?
  1. Americans did not trust government
  2. Americans trusted government too much
  3. Americans wanted George Washington to be King
  4. American did not want George Washington to be King
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
The Constitution is the
  1. lowest law.
  2. same law.
  3. highest law.
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
The founding fathers wanted to make certain that no one part of the government had more power than other by using a system of
  1. truths and lies
  2. tests and choices
  3. checks and balances
  4. none of these
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
The Bill of Rights is not a part of The Constitution.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
A large meeting arranged for a special purpose.
  1. Principle
  2. Responsibility
  3. Convention
  4. Amendment
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
Thomas Jefferson wrote an important document known as                                      The Declaration Of Independence                                     .
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
The "founding fathers" were
  1. the men who explored America
  2. the men fought the War of 1812
  3. the men who wrote the Constitution of the United States
  4. the men who wrote the story of the United States
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
What is the basic plan of government of the United States Called?
  1. The New World Order
  2. The Constitution
  3. The Plan of America
  4. The Liberty Plan
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
The Constitution can be changed by                 (which any citizen can suggest) but will not be official unless 2/3 of a state requests it.
  1. war
  2. amendments
  3. ideas
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
Jefferson made a number of important points and one was that all men are created            equal           .
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
Circle ALL THE GOALS of the Constitution. (Multiple Answers)
  1. to gain control of people
  2. to form a more perfect union
  3. to establish a king
  4. to establish justice
  5. to provide for the common defense
  6. to promote general welfare
  7. to insure domestic tranquility
  8. to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
How old is the constitution?
  1. 10 years old
  2. 100 years old
  3. 500 years old
  4. over 200 years old
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
According to the Declaration of Independence, a government is not allowed to
  1. offer a representative for the people
  2. take away the people's individual rights.
  3. collect taxes from the poorest people.
  4. give the people gifts to make things better.
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
The United States became a               republic              . This is a country with elected representatives who run the government.
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
The Constitution lists some key rights. Rights are
  1. things we can do because we want to.
  2. things that all people have because we are alive.
  3. things that all people have, dead or alive.
  4. None of the above
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
I didn't think there was any limit to what humans could learn. I am                     Benjamin Franklin                    . I did an experiment with a        kite        to prove that lightning really was               electricity              . I worked with no limits. I ground lenses to make            Bifocals           , and I invented the                  Franklin Stove                  to produce more heat.
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
Was the following a weakness or a strength for the new government?

The government could not force the states to obey its laws.            weakness           

The government did not have the power to tax the people.            weakness           

The government had the power to declare war and make peace.            strength           

Each state had its own system of money.            weakness           

The Articles couldn't be changed unless every state agreed.            weakness           

The government had the power to operate post offices.            strength           

The government had no national system of courts.            weakness           
Grade 4 Democratic Foundations
To amend means to
  1. pray
  2. change
  3. play
  4. tape
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