America's Founding Fathers & Slave Ownership


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1. Who served as president of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society?

2. Who made provisions in his will for the emancipation of his slaves?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The cadre of 18th-century leaders who designed the new government for the United States brought different experiences and views on slavery to the table. This quiz and worksheet review the different perspectives on slavery among the Founding Fathers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of this assessment on the Founding Fathers and Slavery, you'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Slave-owners
  • Abolitionists
  • Founding Fathers and their relationships with slaves
  • American principles and slavery

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the facts you've learned about the Founding Fathers
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can review the lesson on the Founding Fathers and slavery and understand the different points
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain some of the different views early American leaders held on slavery

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson, America's Founding Fathers & Slave Ownership. The following objectives are part of the lesson:

  • Describe the regional views on slavery
  • Explain Jefferson's approach to abolition
  • List some Founding Fathers who were slave-owners
  • Understand the economic basis for different views on slavery