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Student Reading Review for SS.7.C.1.2
Trace the impact that the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact, and Thomas Paine’s Common Sense had on colonists’ views of government.
- Students will identify the important ideas contained in the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact, and Common Sense. Read more!
- Students will evaluate the impact that the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact, and Common Sense had on the purposes of government. Read more!
Example One (Low Complexity)
Which documents influenced the colonists' views of government?
A. Common Sense, Articles of Confederation, Declaration of the Rights of Man
B. Virginia Declaration of Rights, Common Sense, Bill of Rights
C. Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact, Common Sense
D. Magna Carta, Iroquois Constitution, Common Sense
Example Two (Moderate Complexity)
The diagram below shows that the colonists formed some of their political views from some historical documents.
Which phrase completes the diagram?
A. separation of powers
B. economic freedom
D. individual rights
Example Three (High Complexity)
The passage below was written by Thomas Paine in his 1776 pamphlet, Common Sense.
Based on this passage, how is the author's view reflected in the U.S. political system?
A. The monarchy creates limited government.
B. The monarchy supports self-government.
C. Representatives are appointed.
D. Representatives are elected.
C.1.2 - Vocabulary