Creating State Constitutions After the American Revolution


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Under Pennsylvania's radical new constitution, which group of people had voting rights?

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1. The people of Massachusetts rejected the constitution that was proposed by the state legislature in favor of one written by _____.

2. South Carolina's Constitution established that the following people could vote:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Colonists created several different kinds of state constitutions after the American Revolution, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of constitutions in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Massachusetts.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these short, targeted assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The creation of state constitutions
  • Voting laws established by South Carolina and Pennsylvania's constitution
  • The writer(s) of the Massachusetts Constitution
  • Pennsylvania's government created under the state's constitution

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the writing of state constitutions
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the creation of state constitutions after the Revolutionary War and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding voting rights established by state constitutions in Pennsylvania and South Carolina

Additional Learning

To learn more about post-Revolutionary War constitutions in Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Massachusetts, review the accompanying lesson called Creating State Constitutions After the American Revolution. This history lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the terms popular sovereignty and unicameral
  • Learn how states organized their governing bodies after the Revolutionary War
  • Identify the major political differences between Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Massachusetts constitutions