American & French Revolutions Unit Test
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1. For which of the following reasons did the American colonists seek independence from England? *
2. Which of the following laws was used by Britain to control American trade? *
3. Thomas Jefferson incorporated many of the Enlightenment ideas into which of the documents below? *
4. Which Enlightenment philosophe inspired this quote: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights on which include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." *
5. Which Enlightenment philosophes inspired this portion of the United States Constitution: “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. The judicial power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.” *
6. A government in which people elect others to represent them is know as? *
7. Which of the following was one cause of the French Revolution? *
8. Before the French Revolution the social structure in France was known as? *
9. Which of the following groups made up the First Estate in French society? *
10. Which of the following groups made up the Second Estate in French society? *
11. Which of the following groups made up the Third Estate in French society? *
12. Which of the following groups led the Third Estate during the French Revolution? *
13. Read the excerpt from the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. Which of the following provisions of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen would have particularly angered the Second Estate? *
14. Read the excerpt from the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. Which of the following provisions of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen did John Locke inspire? *
15. Which of the following problems led Louis XVI to call for a meeting of the Estates-General in 1789? *
16. Rather than be outvoted 2-1 in the Estates-General, the Third Estate created which of the following? *
16. On July 14, 1789, the people of Paris fearing that the king would use the French army to disband the National Assembly stormed which of the locations below *
17. Peasants attacked wealthy nobles with pitchforks and farm tools during which of the following? *
18. Which of the following groups during the French Revolution wanted to get rid of the king entirely? *
19. During the French Revolution France went to war with which of the following nations after they asked the Legislative assembly to restore Louis XVI? *
20. Which of the following describes what happened to Louis XVI? *
21. During the Reign of Terror, Robespierre tried to *
22. One characteristic of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution was that *
23. In the end, what happened to Robespierre? *
24. Which of the following individuals ultimately took control of France after he seized power from the Directory? *
25. Seizing power and taking control of a nation's government is know as which of the following? *
Short Response: In the form of a well written paragraph, explain how the ideas of the Enlightenment influenced the creation of the United States and our government. Be sure to give example from what you have learned in this section. *
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