The U.S. Constitution is a document with a history, and most of us learn all about it in school -- well, maybe not all about it. This Constitution Day, test your knowledge of some lesser-known facts about the U.S. Constitution.
Patrick Henry turned down an invitation to the Constitutional Convention because:
He was in ill health.
He was going to be in France at that time.
He didn't trust it.
How many words make up the main body of the Constitution?
Which national holiday did George Washington proclaim should honor the success of the Constitution?
The Constitutional Convention was convened in which season:
Which of the Founding Fathers did not sign the Constitution?
George Washington and John Adams
Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
The framers of the Constitution met with the original purpose of:
revising the Articles of Confederation
creating a new U.S. Constitution
debating the role of slavery in the new country
What was the longest period in which the fewest Constitutional amendments were passed?
How many times have legislators tried to remove the Electoral College requirement from the Constitution?
Which of these was a common reason why many Americans didn't initially support the new Constitution?
It was too short.
It had no Bill of Rights.
It did not abolish slavery.
Which state name is misspelled in the signature section of the Constitution?
How many U.S. presidents signed the Constitution?
The word "democracy" never actually appears in the U.S. Constitution.
The Bill of Rights was written and ratified at the same time as the U.S. Constitution.
Other than English, which language appears in the U.S. Constitution?
Where can you go and view the original U.S. Constitution today?
Library of Congress
Where was the Constitution written?
Who is known as the "Father of the Constitution?"
Which state boycotted the Constitutional Convention?
Who was the oldest delegate to sign the U.S. Constitution?
Who has the final authority to interpret the Constitution?
How many articles does the Constitution contain?
What did the Connecticut Compromise result in?
abolition of slavery
right of women to vote
Congress divided into two houses
The Constitution specifically banned slavery when it was signed in 1787.
What name was given to the series of documents designed to win support for the Constitution among the public?
How many Constitutional amendments have been repealed through 2016?
Which of the following is not part of the Bill of Rights?
voting rights for African Americans
freedom of press
right to bear arms
Who was the president of the Constitutional Convention?
The Constitution originally did not start with the famous line, "We the People of the United States…"
Why did the delegates reject the idea of opening the convention with prayer?