Contracts Clause: Examples & Definition


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Where is the Obligations of Contracts Clause found in the United States Constitution?

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1. What is the obligations of Contracts Clause also known as?

2. Which of the following scenarios is prohibited under the Obligations of Contracts Clause?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the history of contracts clauses. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding where in the Constitution contracts clauses can be found as well as knowing the alternate term for contracts clauses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Where contracts clauses are in the Constitution
  • Alternate term for contracts clauses
  • What contracts clauses prohibits
  • Exception to the obligation of contracts clause
  • Applications of contracts clauses

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as obligation of contracts clause
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related contracts clauses lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the applicability of contracts clauses

Additional Learning

To learn more about the importance of contracts clauses from the early history of the U.S. onward, review the corresponding lesson on Contracts Clause: Examples & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the reason contracts clauses were added to the Constitution
  • Identify the applications of the contracts clauses between private parties
  • Understand the landmark Supreme Court case Fletcher versus Peck in 1810
  • Know the shift in interpretation of contracts clauses beginning in 1934
  • Appreciate the current uses and restrictions of the contracts clauses