James Madison's Presidency: the War of 1812 & the Monroe Doctrine


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Which was NOT a reason for the outbreak of the War of 1812

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1. Which event provided the inspiration for Francis Scott Key to pen the 'Star-Spangled Banner'?

2. Which president does NOT belong in the 'Virginia Dynasty'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

James Madison was the fourth president of the United States, and his contributions to the U.S.'s early history are still important today. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of what Madison's life was like and what role he played in early U.S. history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet cover the following:

  • The reasons behind the War of 1812
  • What event inspired the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner
  • Which presidents were part of the Virginia Dynasty
  • What the Virginia Dynasty was
  • The treaty responsible for the end of the War of 1812

Skills Practiced

These assessments use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on James Madison's life and impact on American history
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the War of 1812
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Virginia Dynasty

Additional Learning

Expand your knowledge of James Madison and his importance in United States history by reviewing the lesson called James Madison's Presidency, the War of 1812 & The Monroe Doctrine. This lesson covers the following:

  • Why Madison is called the 'Father of our Constitution'
  • Which countries fought in the War of 1812
  • The president after Madison
  • What the Monroe Doctrine is and how it came about