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Important Documents Part 1

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  • Q1
    This document created in 1215 means 'The Great Charter', is one of the most important documents in history as it established the principle that everyone is subject to the law, even the king, and guarantees the rights of individuals, the right to justice and the right to a fair trial.
    English Bill of Rights
    Magna Carta
    Declaration of Independece
    Stamp Act
    30s
  • Q2
    1689 document that limited the monarch's power and guaranteed free elections, the right to a fair trial and the elimination of cruel and unusual punishment.
    Northwest Ordinance
    US Bill of Rights
    Magna Carta
    English Bill of Rights
    30s
  • Q3
    1620 document that was the first plan for self-government in the colonies.
    Stamp Act
    Mayflower Compact
    Treaty of Paris 1783
    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    30s
  • Q4
    1639 document that was the first written constitution in the colony founded by Thomas Hooker.
    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    US Bill of Rights
    Magna Carta
    Declaration of Independence
    30s
  • Q5
    An order issued by King George III after the French and Indian War that prohibited, or barred, colonists from living west of the Appalachian Mountains, on Native American Lands.
    Proclamation of 1763
    Treat of Paris 1783
    Townshend Acts
    Stamp Act
    30s
  • Q6
    What is the difference between the Treaty of Paris 1763 and the Treaty of Paris 1783?
    One ended the battle with Spain and one ended the Battle for Independence.
    The Peace Treaty of Paris 1763 ended the French Indian War (aka the Seven Years War) The Peace Treaty of Paris 1783 formally ended the War for Independence.
    It kept King George from placing cruel and unusual punishment on his people.
    It established the 50 states of the US.
    30s
  • Q7
    Act that King George and Parliament passed in response to the Boston Tea Party that were meant to punish them. It was also called the Coercive Acts. (forced soldiers to be quartered with colonists, closed the Boston Harbor).
    Bill of Rights
    Intolerable Acts
    Magna Carta
    Northwest Ordinance
    30s
  • Q8
    1765 Parliament and King George III passed this act on the colonists that taxed almost all printed materials (newspapers, will, playing cards).
    Townshend Act
    Sugar Act
    Stamp Act
    Orders of Connecticut
    30s
  • Q9
    The Second Continental Congress in 1776 after drafting the Declaration of Independence also adopted the nation's first constitution, called ________________. It established a weak central government.
    The Bill of Rights
    Mayflower Compact
    Articles of Confederation
    The Constitution
    30s
  • Q10
    Passed in 1787, guaranteed property rights of settlers and provided a democratic model for national expansion. It created the Northwest Territory from lands north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River. The lands were to be divided into 3-5 territories and when they reached 60,000 people they could apply for statehood. Slavery was NOT allowed.
    Northwest Ordinance
    Mayflower Compact
    Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions
    Bill of Rights
    30s
  • Q11
    A document that embodies the fundamental laws and principles by which the United States is governed. It was drafted by the Constitutional Convention and later supplemented by the Bill of Rights and other amendments. It was written in 1787 and ratified in 1789
    Magna Carta
    Bill of Rights
    Articles of Confederation
    US Constitution
    30s
  • Q12
    The first 10 amendments to the Constitution.
    Missouri Compromise
    Proclamation of 1763
    Bill of Rights
    Stamp Act
    30s
  • Q13
    Limits the jurisdiction of the federal courts. You cannot sue the states.
    2nd Amendment
    5th Amendment
    27th Amenment
    11th Amendment
    30s
  • Q14
    Amendment that corrects a problem that had arisen in electing the president and vice-president. This amendment provides for the Electoral College to use separate ballots.
    19th Amendment
    12th Amendment
    1st Amendment
    4th Amendment
    30s
  • Q15
    What did Washington urge his fellow citizens to do during his farewell address?
    To move west and create more states.
    Steer clear of permanent alliances and avoid political parties.
    Say the pledge of allegiance.
    To be patriotic daily.
    30s

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