Creation of the U.S. Constitution: Charles Beard's Interpretation

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Which school of thought, or interpretation of history, emphasizes economic factors and issues of class conflict?

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1. In what year was An Economic Interpretation of the U.S. Constitution published?

2. Which historian's research did Charles Beard draw from in formulating his own interpretation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this worksheet/quiz, you'll be tested on Charles Beard's An Economic Interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Questions assess your knowledge of the term for a historical interpretation based on class conflict and the year when Beard's famous work was published.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz addresses the following key topics:

  • Historian who influenced the work of Charles Beard
  • School of thought that focuses on American values
  • Characteristics of the American Revolution

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a historian that influenced Charles Beard and the year whenAn Economic Interpretation of the U.S. Constitution was first published
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the American Revolution and how it's connected to Beard's interpretation of history
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the school of thought that centered around conflict between social classes

Additional Learning

More information on this 20th century historian is available from the lesson Creation of the U.S. Constitution: Charles Beard's Interpretation. You'll be taught about the following topics:

  • Beard's career as a historian
  • Arguments he made in his famous book
  • The book's controversial nature and its lasting legacy
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