Conservatism: History, Ideology, and Influence


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Conservatism can be traced back to which of the following?

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1. Which of the following is incorrect about conservatism?

2. American style conservatives will tend to disagree with conservatism as described in the lesson on which of the following issues?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Conservatism is a political ideology marked by a resistance to unnecessary change. Gauge your understanding of this ideology and its history using this quiz and worksheet. Things you'll need to know to pass the test include an alternative term to define traditional American conservatism and the modern-day influence of conservatism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your knowledge of the following:

  • What philosopher conservatism can be traced back to
  • Characteristics of conservatism
  • The difference between historical conservatism and present-day American conservatism
  • The alternative term for American conservative ideology
  • Influence of conservatism today

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use knowledge of classic conservative ideology to understand its subtle influences on current American conservative views
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about conservative ideology in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of conservatism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about American conservatism

Additional Learning

To learn more about this political philosophy, review the corresponding lesson on Conservative Ideology and History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define conservatism
  • Explore a hypothetical conservative state
  • Review the history of conservatism
  • Discuss American conservatism
  • Understand the influence of conservatism on present-day politics