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- Which delegate to the Constitutional Convention was later killed in a duel by the sitting vice president?
Answer: B. Aaron Burr, vice president under Thomas Jefferson, fired the shot that killed former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton on July 11, 1804. Hamilton died the next day.
- Of the following, which is a future president who actually signed the Constitution?
Answer: C. George Washington and James Madison were the only signers of the Constitution who went on to become president. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were both abroad and unable to sign. John Hancock famously added his signature to the Declaration of Independence in large, conspicuous letters, but never became president.
- Why is Constitution Day celebrated on September 17th?
Answer: D. September 17, 1787 marks the date the document was signed and the Constitutional Convention came to an end.
- Which Constitutional Amendment was later repealed?
Answer: A. The 18th Amendment was passed in 1919. It prohibited the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol. It did not prohibit consumption. The amendment was repealed by the 21st Amendment and ended national Prohibition. Some states continued their own alcohol prohibitions, with Mississippi being the last “dry” state, ending its own prohibition in 1966.
- Under the U.S. Constitution, which of the following is subject to impeachment?
Answer: D. Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution states that "The President, Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."