Statehood: Definition & Overview


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Which of the following is NOT a right of each state, according to the U.S. Constitution?

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1. Which state first ratified the U.S. Constitution and therefore became the first state?

2. Which of these is not a state?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination aim to determine your understanding of the intricacies of statehood by asking pertinent questions. You'll need to know specifically about the statehoods of West Virginia and Missouri in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be asked questions about the following aspects of statehood:

  • Whether the requirements have changed over time
  • Uniqueness of West Virginia's and Missouri's statehood processes
  • Rights of states granted by the Constitution
  • First state in the U.S.

Skills Practiced

This quiz will give you opportunities to practice your study skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related government history lesson on statehood
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the stories of specific states' entries into the Union
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the rights granted to states

Additional Learning

Deepen your understanding of statehood by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Statehood: Definition & Overview, which will develop the following concepts of statehood:

  • Definition
  • Conditions and process
  • Duties
  • Examples, including Missouri and West Virginia