Quiz Me! - Documents/Cases: Foundation of a Nation Test your knowledge about documents and Supreme Court cases in the Foundation of a Nation era! 1 / 10 Why was the English Bill of Rights a unique document for its time? It was the first document that limited the power of the king. It was added to the English Constitution. The monarchy could not take away certain civil and political rights without Parliament's approval. It allowed English citizens to vote for the first time. 2 / 10 What is the significance of the Mayflower Compact? It created a government based on the consent of the governed. It established laws for the Plymouth colony. It was the first constitution in the colonies. It was the first governing document signed by women. 3 / 10 Which portion of the Magna Carta do we see in our Bill of Rights today? No cruel and unusual punishment The right to bear arms Freedom of Religion Due process of law 4 / 10 What is the main philosophy found in Leviathan? When a government becomes abusive the people have a right to overthrow it. People naturally love liberty as much as they love power over others. People are born with certain unalienable rights. Government should be derived from educated nobels. 5 / 10 Which of Jefferson’s grievances was removed from the final version of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress? He wanted England to take full responsibility for the French and Indian War. He was upset that colonists could not get a fair trial in England. He complained that England passed taxes without the colonist consent. He blamed the King of England for starting the slave trade in the American colonies. 6 / 10 What was the first Constitution of the United States? The Mayflower Compact The U.S. Constitution of 1787 The Articles of Confederation Fundamental Orders of Connecticut 7 / 10 What did the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 accomplish? It claimed all of the land we acquired from Canada. It created a way for territories to become states. It provided a way for American Indians to own land. It allowed debtors to start over in a new place. 8 / 10 What is a major influence of the English Petition of Right on the American government? It modeled how to get a monarchy to listen to the rights of people. America borrowed the idea of state’s rights from the English Petition of Right. The entire U.S. Bill of Rights is taken from the English Petition of Right. The document influenced America’s right to petition and right to due process of law. 9 / 10 What are the key ideas in the Second Treatise of Civil Government of 1690 that influenced the American founding documents? If citizens obeyed the government everyone would live in peace. People should not overthrow an abusive government. All men are created equal with unalienable rights. Monarchs get their just power from nature. 10 / 10 What is the most significant portion of the Northwest Ordinance? It did not allow citizens to pass the Appalachian Mountains. It allowed slavery to spread into the territories. It prohibited slavery in the territories. It established land for private schools. Your score is Try another 10!