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Constitution Day Trivia

Welcome to Constitution Day Trivia

What day is Constitution Day?
Who was the President of the 1787 Constitutional Convention?
We hear a lot these days about measures or laws being unconstitutional. What is the precedent used in the U.S. to determine if something is unconstitutional?
______________ is the principle that a person is entitled to fair and equal treatment within the legal system. This is guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution as well as in Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Fourteenth Amendment became necessary to protect the rights of freed slaves after the Civil War when states in the American South passed laws restricting the rights of people of African ancestry.
What is the title of the 85 essays written under the name "Publius," in New York, advocating the ratification of the Constitution?
Failed Amendments to the Constitution: What was the name of the proposed amendment which would have prevented any U.S. citizen from receiving any title of "nobility or honor" from any foreign power?
Failed Amendments to the Constitution: What new name was proposed for the United States of America in a failed constitutional amendment in 1893?
Who kept the most complete record of the 1787 Constitutional Convention, and is known the "Father of the Constitution"?
The Constitution has three main functions. Select the item below that is not a function of the Constitution.
Discussion during the Constitutional Convention included debates on balancing the power of large versus small states in the federal government. The convention came close to failing over the disagreements. What agreement called for a "bicameral" form of legislature and was based on the proposal put forth during the Constitutional Congress that “the proportion of suffrage in the first branch should be according to the respective numbers of free inhabitants; and that in the second branch or Senate, each State should have one vote and no more.”
What uprising in 1786-1787 added urgency to the effort to define and distinguish the responsibilities of the federal government from those of the states, adding impetus for a constitution.

2 Responses to Constitution Day Trivia

  1. Stephen Siciliano September 14, 2021 at 12:54 PM #

    Hello Tom,

    Great quiz. Thank you for doing this.

    Stephen

    P.S. One of the quiz questions–the one on the functions under the Constitution–did not give back feedback on correct or not. It’s format looks a little different.

  2. Sally September 15, 2021 at 8:34 AM #

    This is great! Thanks Tom!

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