Quiz Me! - Era: Foundation of a Nation

Test your knowledge about the Foundation of a Nation era!

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He was the author of Common Sense, which encouraged colonial independence.

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What are the key ideas in the Second Treatise of Civil Government of 1690 that influenced the American founding documents?

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She was a supporter of independence who wrote satirical plays criticizing the Massachusetts royal governor, published documents calling for equal rights for women and is sometimes called “The Conscience of the American Revolution.”

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The Supreme Court often references William Blackstone’s writing as a source for determining the intent of the Founders when interpreting the Constitution. It is considered the most complete and readable commentary on English law. What is the name of his work?

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John Witherspoon was a prominent Presbyterian minister who helped draft the Articles of Confederation and sign ed the Declaration of Independence. He was also president of which Ivy League university?

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Richard Henry Lee was an Anti-Federalist who opposed the U.S. Constitution. He was an advocate for laws and amendments limiting the power of the federal government and was pleased when what was added?

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Thomas Hobbes’ landmark work of political philosophy writing that people must enter into a compact for their safety was titled:

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What was the first Constitution of the United States?

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John Paul Jones’ ship, The Bonhomme Richard, defeated the British warship, Serapis.  What effect did this have for American spirits?

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Who was the grandson of the first African-American  landowner in New Hampshire?

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