Civic Virtue: Definition & Contributions of the Founding Fathers


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At its most basic, what is civic virtue?

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1. Which philosophical movement of the 18th century promoted ideas of individual logic and universal truths?

2. Which ancient society had the biggest impact on how American colonists developed their ideas of the ideal government?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and companion worksheet will show how well you understand civic virtue. See how much you know about how past societies and movements affected the development of civic virtue in this country.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and companion worksheet are tools to test your knowledge of:

  • The meaning of civic virtue
  • 18th-century philosophical movement that promoted individual logic and universal truths
  • Ancient society having the biggest influence on the development of government by American colonists
  • Fundamental requirement for a republic style government to work according to American republicanism
  • American society group seen as being responsible for the survival of the republic through civic virtue

Skills Practiced

You will test skills like:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding the need for civic virtue in maintaining the republic and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning of civic virtue
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the philosophy that promoted individual logic and universal truths

Additional Learning

Take a look at more on this topic by reviewing the lesson titled Civic Virtue: Definition & Contributions of the Founding Fathers. Information presented includes:

  • Moral compass of the American Revolution
  • Justification for war against the British
  • The end purpose of government