STAAR US History: Independence & the Founding Fathers Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What was John Hancock's first elected office?

Question 2 2. The Eighth Amendment guarantees which of the following?

Question 3 3. What did the Jay Treaty accomplish?

Question 4 4. U.S. Senators are up for election every

Question 5 5. What is NOT true of the Declaration?

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Question 6 6. The Fifth Amendment guarantees which of the following?

Question 7 7. What office did John Hancock hold when he died in 1793?

Question 8 8. Which of the following was a grievance by King George III?

Question 9 9. What was John Hancock's first profession?

Question 10 10. The Tenth Amendment guarantees which of the following?

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Question 11 11. Why was it unusual that the first draft of the Declaration opposed slavery?

Question 12 12. What year did the Second Continental Congress begin meeting?

Question 13 13. Which amendment guarantees the right of trial by jury in civil cases?

Question 14 14. Under Article III of the Constitution, which situation would the Judicial Branch be concerned with?

Question 15 15. Before and during the American Revolution, colonists were required to provide housing to soldiers at any time. Which amendment in the Bill of Rights protects current U.S citizens from this challenge?

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Question 16 16. What state was John Jay from?

Question 17 17. How many Supreme Court cases did John Jay hear in his first term as Chief Justice?

Question 18 18. When was the Declaration of Independence approved?

Question 19 19. Which is NOT a section of the Declaration of Independence?

Question 20 20. Which of the following hypothetical candidates meets the constitutional qualifications for president?

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Question 21 21. Who coined the term 'Founding Fathers'?

Question 22 22. Which section of the Declaration of Independence outlines the general beliefs of government that justifies a rebellion?

Question 23 23. 'The Bill of Rights guarantees the rights of U.S. citizens as much, or more, than the citizens any other country. It does this in a way that had never been done before. The Bill of Rights is also important because {Blank}'

Question 24 24. Most of the 'Founding Fathers' were:

Question 25 25. How can a proposition to amend the Constitution legally be accomplished?

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Question 26 26. Why is Benjamin Franklin considered a 'Founding Father'?

Question 27 27. The Second Amendment guarantees which of the following?

Question 28 28. What committee was formed to address the grievances by King George III?

Question 29 29. What famous event occurred in Boston following the Tea Act in 1773?

Question 30 30. Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?

STAAR US History: Independence & the Founding Fathers Chapter Exam Instructions

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