Who are the Founding Fathers of America? - History & Facts


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Who coined the term 'Founding Fathers'?

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1. Which of the following is NOT considered a 'Founding Father'?

2. Why is Benjamin Franklin considered a 'Founding Father'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When the United States was brand new, people of extraordinary vision and character participated in the creation of this fledgling nation. Answer the practice questions in this quiz/worksheet combo to learn and recall the qualities and qualifications historians use to describe the men whose ideals, visions, and hard work helped build the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Origin of the term 'Founding Fathers'
  • Names of historical figures categorized as Founding Fathers
  • Qualifications commonly used to describe Founding Fathers
  • Similarities between Founding Fathers

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most significant information about why certain figures are considered Founding Fathers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge gained about similarities between Founding Fathers
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately answer questions about the origin and qualifications of the key phrase 'Founding Fathers'

Additional Learning

To learn more about America's Founding Fathers, review the accompanying lesson, Who are the Founding Fathers of America? - History & Facts. The objectives addressed include:

  • Define the term 'Founding Father'
  • Know when the term 'Founding Fathers' was coined
  • Recognize the actions and qualities that describe certain figures who helped shape the young United States
  • Analyze the differences between Founding Fathers
  • Know which school of thought influenced the Founding Fathers
  • Understand how the Founding Fathers have been celebrated and portrayed in American memory
  • Recognize current trends in historical thinking about the Founding Fathers