The Spread of Democratic Ideals During the Revolutionary War


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Why did the Revolutionary War break out in 1775 and which document officially ended the Revolutionary War in 1783?

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1. Which of the following documents served as our nation's first constitution?

2. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The founders of the United States of America sought to protect the rights of citizens, allow their participation in government, and prevent any one person from holding too much power. Answer the questions on this quiz/worksheet combo to measure your understanding of the related issues and documents.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Document that marked the official end of the Revolutionary War
  • Role of significant founding documents
  • Titles of significant founding documents
  • Goals of founders of the United States of America

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the official end of the Revolutionary War
  • Knowledge application -use your knowledge of our nation's founding documents to answer questions about how they relate to the ideals of the founders of the United States
  • Making connections -use your understanding of the founding documents to analyze how they influenced thinking and reflected the goals of the founders

Additional Learning

To learn more about democratic ideals during the Revolutionary War, review the accompanying lesson titled The Spread of Democratic Ideals During the Revolutionary War. The objectives addressed include:

  • Define the Patriot Movement
  • Know when and why the Revolutionary War took place
  • Understand the role of the Continental Congress in shaping ideals of the United States during and after the war
  • Understand how state constitutions affected the formation of the new national government
  • Know when the United States Constitution was drafted, and when it was finalized
  • Recognize some of the disagreements that had to be resolved before the Constitution was finalized