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Historic Documents
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Who signed an important document which included these words?
That on the 1st day of January A.D. 1863,
all persons held as slaves within any state
shall be then thenceforward forever free.
Roman Law
The codification of ancient Roman law was found in a document known as ...
A. the Hegira
B. the Discourses
C. the Magna Carta
D. the Twelve Tables
E. the Code of Hammurabi
Early America
What important agreement includes these words?
In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our
names at Cape Cod the eleventh of November in the
reign of our solemn lord King James of England ...
U.S. Boundaries
Which document made the Great Lakes a northern boundary of the United States?
A. Stamp act
B. Townshend Acts
C. the Treaty of Paris
D. the Treaty of Ghent
E. Proclamation of 1763
What document in the United States is analogous to the Institutes of Justinian, the Decalogue, the Code of Hammurabi, and the Magna Carta?
International Charters
The name of what organization is missing in this preamble?
We, the people of the ----, determined to save
succeeding generations from the scourge of war ...
A. Organization of American States
B. League of Nations
C. NATO countries
D. United Nations
E. Warsaw Pact nations
The name "United States of America" first officially used in what document?
European History
In 1938, the British prime minister returned from Germany with a paper signed by Hitler. Name this British leader who declared this document meant "peace for our time."
Historic Notice
What movement began on the evening of October 31, 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg church?
First Words
What document begins as follows?
We, the people of the United States,
in order to form a more perfect union ...
Washington's Presidency
Which document was adopted after the inauguration of George Washington?
A. the Bill of Rights
B. Poor Richard's Almanac
C. the Northwest Ordinance
D. the Albany Plan of Union
E. the Articles of Confederation
What 1820 agreement assured that a slave state would join the Union each time a free state was admitted?
Tit for Tat
This quote came from what document?
If a noble has destroyed the eye of an
aristocrat, his eye shall be destroyed.
What French document states that men are born and remain free and equal in rights and that the aim of all political association is the conservation of the rights of man, including liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression?
Dr. King
Martin Luther King stood before what monument when he delivered his "I have a dream" speech?
A. Lincoln Memorial
B. Statue of Liberty
C. Washington Monument
D. Valley Forge Memorial
E. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
International Relations
The principle that no European power could be allowed to interfere with the established governments in the western hemisphere was included in what American declaration?
A New Political Spirit
Name the political and spiritual leader who wrote this around 1920.
When a person claims to be non-violent, he is
expected not to be angry with one who has injured him.
He will not wish him harm. He will wish him well.
The Lateran Treaty of 1929 created ...
A. Israel
B. Yugoslavia
C. Vatican City
D. the Korean DMZ
E. the United Nations
Familiar Quotes
What speech ends with this quote?
And that government of the people, by the people,
for the people shall not perish from the earth.
Document Dates
What document was signed in 1776 on July fourth?
A Palace for Peace
The treaty ending the American War of Independence and the one concluding the First World War were both signed in what palace built by Louis XIV?
Ineffective Agreements
It had no authority to control interstate commerce. It lacked executive and judicial branches of government. It could not tax the people or collect duties. Name this document ratified in 1781.
What river became the southern boundary of Texas according to the terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?
A. Gila
B. Pecos
C. Orinoco
D. Colorado
E. Rio Grande
Ancient Documents
These documents generally deal with what three-letter concept?
the Decalogue
the Twelve Decemvir Tables
the Code of Manu
the Magna Carta
This is from whose speech in 1879?
I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine.
It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard
the shrieks of the wounded who cry aloud for blood,
more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.
Recent Events
The subject of the Maastricht Treaty of 1992 was ...
A. human rights
B. offshore fishing
C. European unification
D. environmental diversity
E. nuclear nonproliferation
Foundations of Freedom
These are chapters from what European document?
Women's Rights
Which document was a foundation of the women's rights movement?
A. Wilmot Proviso
B. Atlantic Charter
C. Ostend Manifesto
D. Declaration of Rights
E. Seneca Falls Declaration
Terrible Times
In what year was this document published?
Declaration of the Immediate Causes which induce and justify
the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union
Important Papers
What document was signed in 1787?
A. the Bill of Rights
B. the Monroe Doctrine
C. the Treaty of Ghent
D. the U.S. Constitution
E. the Declaration of Independence
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Answers to Historic Documents
1. Abraham Lincoln
2. D
3. Mayflower Compact
4. C
5. Constitution
6. D
7. Declaration of Independence
8. Neville Chamberlain
9. the Reformation
10. (Preamble to) U.S. Constitution
11. A
12. Missouri Compromise
13. Code of Hammurabi
14. Declaration of the Rights of Man
15. A
16. Monroe Doctrine
17. Mohandas Gandhi
18. C
19. Gettysburg Address
20. Declaration of Independence
21. Versailles
22. Articles of Confederation
23. E
24. law
25. William Sherman
26. C
27. Magna Carta
28. B
29. 1860
30. D
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