Significant Documents of the U.S. Government


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Why did the Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower need to write out a system of government?

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1. What did the Declaration of Independence NOT do?

2. Which document created the current government of the United States?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet/quiz combo is a great resource to check your knowledge of impactful U.S. documents. One document you will be quizzed on is the Declaration of Independence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These resources help test your knowledge of the following:

  • Reason for the creation of the Federalist Papers
  • Name for the first 10 amendments of the U.S. Constitution
  • Why the Mayflower Pilgrims wrote a system of government

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the purpose of the Federalist Papers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the name for the first 10 amendments of the U.S. Constitution

Additional Learning

You can gain more knowledge about these documents by reviewing the lesson called Significant Documents on the U.S. Government. This lesson can be used to help you complete these objectives:

  • Examine the importance of the Mayflower Compact
  • Review components of the Declaration of Independence
  • Learn the history of the Federalist Papers