The Constitutional Convention: Delegates & Purpose


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What event prompted many state delegates to question the effectiveness of the Articles of Confederation?

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1. Which groups were excluded from taking part in the Constitutional Convention?

2. Why was James Madison considered 'Father of the Constitution'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet help assess your knowledge of the Constitutional Convention, including the people involved and the events surrounding it. Passing the quiz requires you to be familiar with topics such as the groups excluded from the Convention and the role of James Madison.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your understanding of:

  • The event that caused lawmakers to question the effectiveness of the Articles of the Confederation
  • Purpose of the Bill of Rights
  • Groups excluded from the events of the Constitutional Convention
  • James Madison and his title of 'Father of the Constitution'
  • The Great Compromise

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills as you complete the quiz and worksheet set:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Constitutional Convention
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the purpose of the Bill of Rights
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the groups not allowed to participate in the Constitutional Convention

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Constitutional Convention, read through the accompanying lesson on the topic. It's titled The Constitutional Convention: Delegate & Purpose, and it covers these following objectives:

  • Recognize the role of the Articles of Confederation in governing the United States and identify its shortfalls
  • Identify the how George Washington, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin contributed to the Constitutional Convention
  • Discover the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan and their contribution to the creation of the Great Compromise
  • Explore the impact of slavery on the Constitutional Convention
  • Understand the reason for the creation of the Bill of Rights