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 did the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom accomplish? Citizens could practice religious freedom as long as they claimed a Christian religion. It required all businesses to be closed on Sundays for religious services. It required all teachers to be a member of the Episcolpol church. It was the first document to disestablish a state religion and protect religious freedom. 2 / 10 Which of Jefferson’s grievances was removed from the final version of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress? He was upset that colonists could not get a fair trial in England. He wanted England to take full responsibility for the French and Indian War. 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. 3 / 10 Why was Common Sense so influential for the American Revolution? The pamphlet was translated into several languages and published throughout the world. It was printed in every newspaper in the colonies. It was written in plain language so that all colonists could understand it. Thomas Paine was a college professor who had all his students read and study the pamphlet. 4 / 10 Which of the following was the major problem with the Articles of Confederation? It created a weak central government that could not effectively deal with the Nation’s problems. It gave all the power to the president to make decisions for the states. Too many taxes were collected from rich property owners. It created difficult rules for new territories to join the United States. 5 / 10 What was the first Constitution of the United States? The Mayflower Compact Fundamental Orders of Connecticut The Articles of Confederation The U.S. Constitution of 1787 6 / 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 a speedy and public trial. Right to freedom of religion. No cruel and unusual punishment. Right to bear arms. 7 / 10 What is significant about the Magna Carta? It was the first document to limit the power of the king. It only applied to the common people of England. It influenced the French Revolution. It allowed for all citizens to vote. 8 / 10 What were the main ideas in the Spirit of the Laws of 1748 that influenced the U.S. government? The government should have 3 branches and each branch checks the power of the other branches. The main elected leader of a country should be called president, not a king. A Bill of Rights is necessary to protect the people. All laws require ¾ votes to pass. 9 / 10 Who wrote the Spirit of the Laws in 1748? Baron Charles de Montesquieu Thomas Hobbes John Locke William Blackstone 10 / 10 What did the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 accomplish? It created a way for territories to become states. It claimed all of the land we acquired from Canada. It provided a way for American Indians to own land. It allowed debtors to start over in a new place. Your score is Try another 10!