Pennsylvania State Constitution of 1776

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Which of the following was NOT popularly elected under the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776?

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1. Which of the following men did NOT have a hand in writing the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776?

2. Under the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776, what was the chief body charged with government oversight named?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the document's writers and how it differed from its contemporaries.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What position was not popularly elected under the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776
  • Men credited with writing the document
  • How the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 handled government oversight
  • Groups that gained voting rights under the document
  • When the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 was removed

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the document's writers and chief principles
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 with its eventual successor
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the rights offered through the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on Pennsylvania's Constitution of 1776. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the background and political climate during the writing of the state's first constitution
  • Identify the principal drafters of this constitution
  • Differentiate between the original constitution of Pennsylvania and its successor
  • Recognize the key points that made the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 unique for its time
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