The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut: Definition, Summary & Significance


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What are the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut?

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1. Which three communities cooperated to write and adopt the Fundamental Orders?

2. Theocracy is a form of government:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Though not many people know about them, the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut were important documents in early American history, especially in the context of establishing a constitutional government. This assessment will quiz you on some key points on the Orders you went over in the attached lesson. You'll be tested on points such as who adopted the Orders and when this occurred.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The specifics of the Orders
  • Three communities that adopted the Orders
  • The definition of theocracy
  • When the orders were adopted
  • The differences between the Orders and the Plantation Covenant of the New Haven Colony

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you can accurately recall the basic information on the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut that you went over in the lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - use your knowledge of the topic to differentiate the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut and other forms of government that occurred both before and during the time period
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of the topic to answer the assessment questions on some basic facts on the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

Additional Learning

Even more information on the topic can be found in the attached lesson called The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut: Definition, Summary & Significance. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of the Fundamental Orders
  • Historical background
  • Drafting the fundamental orders
  • The provisions of the Orders