EU Treaties: Purpose and Major Treaties


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Prior to the signing of the Single European Act, all major EU decisions required _____ % of the voting nations to agree.

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1. Which of the following is NOT a treaty signed that either created or changed an EU institution?

2. Which was the first organization created by treaty that became the founding institution of today's EU?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

After experiencing two multimillion-dollar wars in a short period of time, six European countries entered into what would become the first of several treaties that would eventually lead to the creation of the European Union (EU). This quiz and worksheet will check your understanding of these treaties, their effects on member nations, and how they paved the way for greater stability in Europe.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To achieve mastery on this quiz, students must know the following information:

  • Details of the Single European Act
  • Names of major European treaties
  • Purposes and effects of each treaty

Skills Practiced

This lesson and its companion assessments will provide practice in the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson outlining major treaties that led to the European Union
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Single European Act
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about each treaty's role in creating the EU

Additional Learning

The lesson, EU Treaties: Purpose and Major Treaties, provides information on the impact of key treaties and how they worked to create the EU. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Explore ways in which the Treaty Establishing the European Coal and Steel Community laid the groundwork for the creation of the EU
  • Explain how the second Treaty of Rome led to EURATOM, an institution to manage nuclear energy
  • Discuss modifications made by the EU to successfully incorporate Spain, Portugal, and communist nations