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Historic United States Documents (Grade 7)

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Historic United States Documents

Who was the author of the pamphlet "Common Sense"?
  1. John Adams
  2. Thomas Paine
  3. Benjamin Franklin
  4. Alexander Hamilton
In "Common Sense" Paine argued for the need to reconcile with King George III.
  1. True
  2. False
Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?
  1. George Washington
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. John Adams
  4. John Jay
The Declaration of Independence contains a list of how many grievances against Great Britain?
  1. 3
  2. 15
  3. 27
  4. 39
The Articles of Confederation were passed before the Declaration of Independence.
  1. True
  2. False
Passed by the Second Continental Congress in 1777, the                                                          was the first constitution of the United States.
The Federalist Papers were written for what purpose?
  1. to demand the establishment of the Bill of Rights
  2. to persuade people to ratify the Constitution
  3. to argue for the strengthening of states' rights
  4. to rebuke the presidency of George Washington
Who wrote the Federalist Papers?

The United States Constitution was written in what year?
  1. 1776
  2. 1787
  3. 1794
  4. 1803
The United States Constitution outlined a system of government divided into what three branches?

States do not have the power to limit the rights provided by the Constitution.
  1. True
  2. False
According to the Constitution, states have the power to make laws as long as they do not conflict with federal laws.
  1. True
  2. False
The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution in what year?
  1. 1791
  2. 1805
  3. 1822
  4. 1854
The Bill of Rights was designed to limit the power of                        .
  1. the federal government
  2. state governments
  3. individual citizens
  4. businesses
There are 15 amendments to the Constitution in the Bill of Rights.
  1. True
  2. False
Who issued the Emancipation Proclamation?
  1. William Tecumseh Sherman
  2. Ulysses S. Grant
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. Robert E. Lee
Which of the following is true of the Emancipation Proclamation?
  1. It freed all slaves.
  2. It repaid slave owners.
  3. It granted voting rights to freed slaves.
  4. It only freed slaves in territories held by the Confederacy.
Which amendment to the Constitution abolished slavery?

The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote.
  1. True
  2. False
The passage of the                             banned segregation and outlawed discriminatory hiring practices.
  1. 14th Amendment
  2. Fair Housing Act
  3. Civil Rights Act of 1964
  4. Brown v. Board of Education

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