The Electoral Evolution of the Congress: History & Timeline - Quiz & Worksheet


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What are the two bodies of Congress?

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1. Your grandfather is telling you a story about your ancestors. He tells you that one of your ancestors served in the Second Continental Congress. In which of the following times did your ancestor serve?

2. Which of the following describes the Separation of Powers doctrine?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How has Congress changed since its conception after the American Revolution? Learn about key facts related to the evolution of Congress, such as separation of powers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following about Congress:

  • What two bodies comprise it
  • Separation of powers
  • Authorities

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the influence of Congress in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding power in Congress and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first governing body of the U.S.

Additional Learning

The corresponding government lesson, The Electoral Evolution of the Congress: History & Timeline will prepare you to:

  • Understand the Articles of Confederation
  • Describe the implications of the Great Compromise
  • Learn about various eras of Congress and related constitutional amendments
  • Explain how widespread corruption during the partisan era was ultimately dealt with
  • Discuss how the press and social media has influenced how Americans view Congress today