1. When was the U.S. Constitution signed?
A. 1704 B. 1776
The Constitutional Convention met from May 25 – September 17, 1787, and was signed on the last day.
2. How many signatures are on the U.S. Constitution?
A. 13 B. 27
Of the 55 delegates who attended the convention, only 39 signed.
3. What is the introductory paragraph to the U.S. Constitution called?
A. Introduction B. Prequel
“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”
4. What was NOT the purpose of forming the U.S. Constitution?
A. To declare independence from Britain:
That was the Declaration of Independence!
B. To create a unified National Government – True!
C. To protect individual liberties of American citizens – True!
5.Which historically significant figure was NOT present at the Constitutional Convention?
A. Benjamin Franklin – True!
B. George Washington – True!
C. Thomas Jefferson:
Many of the appointed representatives for the original states were unwilling or unable to attend. Among those were some pretty famous names:
Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, John Adams, Samuel Adams & John Hancock!