State Constitutions: Definition & Overview


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Which two states have written the most constitutions, both currently functioning on their ninth?

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1. What state wrote and functions on the oldest, active constitution?

2. True or False: Most state constitutions contain a Bill of Rights which supersedes the federal Bill of Rights.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

State constitutions govern the local concerns of specific states, and the quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you understand what state constitutions contain and just what makes these constitutions unique and specific to the states themselves.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Changing constitutions in different states
  • Time frame and age of certain state constitutions
  • The Bill of Rights vs. a state's bill of rights
  • Specific Constitutional amendments

Skills Practiced

These assessments will measure your skills of:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Constitutional history
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the relationship between the federal government and the states in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on state constitutions

Additional Learning

Take the time to review the lesson titled State Constitutions: Definition & Overview to be sure that you have covered the important information. The lesson focuses on these objectives:

  • Identify the concept of a bill of rights
  • Understand the relationship between the state constitutions and the U.S. Constitution
  • Recognize Constitutional amendments that apply directly to the states
  • Understand how constitutions can establish state governments