Development of American Law After the American Revolution


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Which document officially ended the American Revolutionary War?

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

2. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will test your understanding of the changes to American law and government in the period after the Revolutionary War. Some of the things you'll be tested on include new laws that were implemented after the war and what the first ten amendments to the Constitution are called.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • How the Revolutionary War officially ended
  • The United States' first constitution
  • The name for the first ten constitutional amendments
  • Laws implemented after the Revolutionary War

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the development of the American legal system in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the development of the Constitution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about changes in American laws after the Constitution was enacted

Additional Learning

To learn more about the history of American law and government, review the corresponding lesson called Development of American Law After the American Revolution. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the Revolutionary War and its aftermath
  • Review the first constitution
  • Learn about the role of state constitutions in government
  • Explore the development of the U.S. Constitution
  • Discuss the components of the Constitution
  • Learn about the Treaty of Paris
  • Review the separation of church and state