14th Amendment: Definition & Summary


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The two leading Radical Republicans in Congress during Reconstruction after the Civil War were:

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1. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

2. The 14th Amendment is made up of five sections, but the most notable is Section 1, which outlines what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Fourteenth Amendment was created in response to concerns over citizenship rights for former slaves after the Civil War. This quiz and worksheet combo highlights the timeline of events leading up to the amendment's introduction and subsequent ratification, including who was for the amendment and who was opposed to it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Important dates during the Reconstruction
  • Key figures for and against the Amendment
  • Notable sections of the Amendment
  • Conflict over ratification

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the content of the Fourteenth Amendment from the lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding milestone dates such as the Amendment's introduction and ratification
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the reception of the Fourteenth Amendment by various states and political figures

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Fourteenth Amendment, review the accompanying lesson titled 14th Amendment: Definition, Summary & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Summary of the Fourteenth Amendment's text
  • The timeline of events surrounding the Amendment
  • Radical majority leaders who made the Fourteenth Amendment a reality
  • Adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment
  • States conflicted about the Fourteenth Amendment