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Articles of Confederation: Strengths & Weaknesses

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The United States' first constitution was called _____.

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1. Which of the following was part of the federal government under the Articles of Confederation?

2. After the American Revolution, colonists wanted a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

America's first constitution was the Articles of Confederation, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of that document. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the problems with the federal government under the Articles and the historic events that led Americans to support a stronger national government.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Strengths of the Articles of Confederation
  • Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
  • Reasons for the Articles of Confederation
  • Parts of the federal government under the Articles of Confederation
  • Historical events that led to the downfall of the Articles of Confederation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Articles of Confederation lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the weaknesses of the Articles of the Confederation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about what the purpose the Articles of Confederation served
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Daniel Shays and the Shays' Rebellion

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Articles of Confederation, review the accompanying lesson on the Pros and Cons of the Articles of Confederation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Appreciate the historical context of the Articles of Confederation
  • Identify the strengths of the Articles of Confederation
  • Understand the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
  • Know the events that led to the downfall of the Articles of Confederation
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