The 1) Declaration of Independence is written in 1776, announced by

Jefferson. The drafting of the 2)Articles of Confederation begins in 3)1776 , while the

4) Revolutionary War is fought.

George Washington is inaugurated the first President of the U. S. in 5) 1789, under the

6) United States Constitution, written by 7) James Madison and adopted in 8) 1789.

J. Madison introduces his 9) Bill of Rights in Congress in 10) 1789.

The Civil War ends in 11)1865. 12) Abraham Lincoln is assassinated that same year.

The 13) Thirteenth Amendment outlaws slavery as an economic system in 14) 1865;

other amendments follow within five years.



Practice Test: History of U.S. Democracy and Federalism

After 1776 and before 1789:

∑ 15) John Hanson was the first president of the U.S.A. Confederation

∑ The 16) Articles of Confederation, drafted beginning in 1776, are ratified;

∑ Debtors and creditors clash; 17) Shays Rebellion helps lead to the

Constitutional Convention.

∑ Federalists compromise with each other in writing the 18) U.S. Constitution.

∑ 19) Anti-Federalists oppose U.S. Constitution; Publiusí 20) Federalist Papers urge

ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

∑ 21) Alexander Hamilton, 22)James Madison and and 23) John Jay used the

pseudonym 24) Publius to write the 25) Federalist Papers.


After 1789 and before 1865:

∑ 26) Bill of Rights, written by Madison is ratified by the states.

Marbury v. Madison (1803) declares 27) judicial review for the federal government.

Mc.Culloch v. Maryland (1819) declares 28) implied powers of the federal government.

Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857) declares the 29) Missouri Compromise unconstitutional;

which helps lead to the Civil War.

∑ Civil War begins and eleven 30) states ratify the constitution of the 31) Confederate States of America the Union (USA) is led by President Lincoln.

∑ Abraham Lincoln signs the 32) Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil war.