What is Self-government? - Definition & Explanation


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Which of the following best describes self-government?

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1. Which of the following principles of self-government are reflected in the United States Constitution?

2. Which of the following documents did not contain specific arguments for self-government in the United States Constitution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the belief in self-government. You will be quizzed on the principles of self-government and examples of it in history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various details of self-government, including:

  • Definition of self-government
  • Self-government principles found in the U.S. Constitution
  • Documents that did and did not contain arguments for self-government in the U.S. Constitution
  • Facts about self-government in the U.S.
  • Past examples of self-government and what it was called

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 self-government
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the various principles inspired by the concept of self-government
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as natural rights and salutary neglect
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different forms of self-government

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on Self Government. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the concept of self-government
  • Understand the basic principles of self-government in the United States
  • Identify the roots of self-government in colonial America
  • Recognize the influence of self-government in the Declaration of Independence