George Washington and the New United States Government - Quiz & Worksheet


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1. Who was President Washington's Vice President?

2. How many terms did President Washington serve?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The period following the Revolutionary War was one of great change. The worksheet and quiz will help test your understanding of the early United States government.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • How many terms George Washington served as president
  • Where the first capital of the United States was located
  • Definition of tariff
  • The role of different notable men, such as Alexander Hamilton and John Adams

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - guarantee you can read and understand information about the creation of the three government departments during this period
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the Constitution to discuss the creation of the court system
  • Distinguishing differences - discuss the different approaches Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson took to interpreting the Constitution
  • Critical thinking - apply what you have learned about George Washington's government to think of early American history in a different light.

Additional Learning

To learn more about the United States government following the Revolutionary War, review the lesson on George Washington and the New U.S. Government. This lesson highlights the following objectives:

  • Explore the lack of specifics in the United States Constitution
  • Review the Federal Judiciary Act of 1789 and the creation of the court system
  • Learn about George Washington's presidency
  • Explore the creation of the War Department, the State Department, and the Treasury Department
  • Understand the debate surrounding the creation of a national bank
  • Know the role Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Henry Knox played