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The Articles of Confederation: Summary & Analysis

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What were the Articles of Confederation?

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1. How were the states described in the Articles of Confederation?

2. Which power was NOT given to the federal government in the Articles of Confederation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When the United States declared its independence, there was a need for guidelines on governing a new country. This quiz/worksheet combination will test your knowledge of the substance of the Articles of Confederation. The quiz will ask you questions about what the Articles of Confederation were and how they described the states.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following aspects of the Articles of Confederation:

  • Powers given to the federal government
  • Number of Congressional representatives each state was given
  • The way(s) in which the Articles worked against a national government

Skills Practiced

These tools let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the elements of the Articles of Confederation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how this document worked against a national government and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the description of the states in the Articles
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the powers given to the federal government

Additional Learning

Study more about this American historical document by looking at the lesson titled, The Articles of Confederation: Summary & Analysis. The lesson incorporates these objectives:

  • Identify why the country needed the Articles
  • Review the text of each Article within the document
  • Examine the reasons for the failure of the Articles of Confederation
  • Understand the document's importance
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