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 What is the main philosophy found in Leviathan? When a government becomes abusive the people have a right to overthrow it. Government should be derived from educated nobels. People naturally love liberty as much as they love power over others. People are born with certain unalienable rights. 2 / 10 Who wrote the Second Treatise of Civil Government in 1690? William Blackstone John Locke Baron Charles de Montesquieu Thomas Hobbes 3 / 10 Who wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights? George Mason Thomas Jefferson James Madison George Washington 4 / 10 Which of the following did the framers of the U.S. Bill of Rights take almost verbatim from the English Bill of Rights of 1689? Right to bear arms. No cruel and unusual punishment. Right to a speedy and public trial. Right to freedom of religion. 5 / 10 What are the key ideas in the Second Treatise of Civil Government of 1690 that influenced the American founding documents? All men are created equal with unalienable rights. Monarchs get their just power from nature. If citizens obeyed the government everyone would live in peace. People should not overthrow an abusive government. 6 / 10 Why did the people of England create the English Petition of Right in 1628? King Charles asked the people to outline which rights they wanted. It was created to avoid war with the American colonies. King Charles I abolished Parliament and took away freedoms from the English people. England wanted to be the first country to create a list of rights of citizens. 7 / 10 What is the most significant portion of the Northwest Ordinance? It established land for private schools. It did not allow citizens to pass the Appalachian Mountains. It prohibited slavery in the territories. It allowed slavery to spread into the territories. 8 / 10 What does it mean to “establish laws for the general good of the colony”? It means the colony will follow the laws of its Mother Country. It means everyone in the colony will vote on each law. It means not everyone will agree with the laws but they are what is best. It means that only good laws will be recognized. 9 / 10 What did the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 accomplish? It allowed debtors to start over in a new place. It created a way for territories to become states. It provided a way for American Indians to own land. It claimed all of the land we acquired from Canada. 10 / 10 To become a lawyer in the American colonies, most read which of the following? Commentaries on Laws of England Declaration of Independence U.S. Constitution Common Sense Your score is Try another 10!