The History of Religion in the U.S.


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Thomas Jefferson is widely considered a:

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1. Why did the Pilgrims come to Plymouth in 1620?

2. Who founded Rhode Island?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combined quiz and worksheet will allow you to explore the role that various religions have played in American history. You'll be assessed on some key dates and figures in the religious history of the U.S. Some of the information you'll be quizzed on includes why the Pilgrims came to Plymouth in 1620.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test yourself on:

  • Thomas Jefferson's beliefs in regards to religion
  • When the Second Great Awakening took place
  • Who founded Rhode Island

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history of American religions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding important dates and people in American religion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about religious movements in America

Additional Learning

To ensure your understanding and prepare for other related lessons, take a look at the corresponding lesson, The History of Religion in the U.S. The lesson highlights the following objectives:

  • Explore ways in which religion has influenced U.S. history
  • Identify the predominate religion in colonial America
  • Describe the First Great Awakening
  • Understand how Enlightenment thought influenced early American religious thought
  • Learn about 19th century religious movements in the U.S.
  • Explain what the Fundamentalist Movement involved