What is Constitutionalism? - Definition, History & Concept


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Who was instrumental in developing the social contract theory?

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1. Who signed the English Bill of Rights in 1689?

2. Which document was signed by King John in 1215?

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About This Quiz Worksheet

Although constitutionalism derives its name from the U.S. constitution, its roots stretch beyond the founding of the United States. The quiz contains questions about individuals who played a role in the development of constitutionalism as well as important documents that preceded the U.S. constitution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz requires you to:

  • Name the person known for developing the social contract theory
  • Identify the document signed by King John in 1215
  • State when the Constitution Party formed in the United States

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the history and fundamental ideas of constitutionalism
  • Interpreting information - ensure that you can read information about who developed social contract theory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to name the person who signed the English Bill of Rights in 1689

Additional Learning

The lesson titled What is Constitutionalism? - Definition, History & Concept will provide you with more information on this topic. This lesson covers:

  • The definition of constitutionalism
  • What document was inspired by the English Bill of Rights
  • The connection between constitutionalism and the American Revolution
  • Who drafted the Declaration of Independence