Questions

Although there may be other correct answers, you have to choose one of the given.

61. Why did the colonists fight the British?

  • because of high taxes (taxation without representation)
  • because the British army stayed in their houses (boarding, quartering)
  • because they didn’t have self-government

62. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

  • Thomas Jefferson

63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

  • July 4, 1776

65. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

  • The Constitution was written.
  • The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution.

66. When was the Constitution written?

  • 1787

67. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.

  • James Madison
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • John Jay
  • Publius

68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

  • U.S. diplomat
  • oldest member of the Constitutional Convention
  • first Postmaster General of the United States
  • writer of “Poor Richard’s Almanac”
  • started the first free libraries

69. Who is the “Father of Our Country”?

  • George Washington

70. Who was the first President?

  • George Washington