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National Constitution Center Web Site Scavenger Hunt

Learn how to search a Web site to find the answers to the questions below, then choose the correct answers.
  • First, print out this page.
  • Then, with the printed version at hand, log onto Constitutioncenter.org.
  • You will find the answers to the questions below by searching this site.
  • Finally, circle the correct answer on the printed page when you have found it online.

Web Searching Tips

Each of the questions below require at least one click to find the answer.
  • On a Web page, main topics are links to information. Browse the main home page of the National Constitution Center to see what main topics are listed.
  • Decide which link is most likely to take you to the answer to your question.
  • Glance over the new page to see if you can find the answer to the question OR if you need to link to another page.
  • Some questions have their own links within the National Constitution Center's site.
  • Be sure to scroll down and view the WHOLE page when looking for links to the answers.
  • Can't find the answer? Click on the Clue Box for a hint or a more direct link.

1. Where was the Constitution written?
    a) Independence Hall
    b) the same place as the Declaration of Independence
    c) the Pennsylvania State House
    d) all of the above, since they are the same place
Clue: You have to "Explore the Constitution" to answer this question. Could it be a "Fast Fact"? Click and read!

2. What are the first three words of the Constitution?
    a) Freedoms we hold...
    b) To provide for...
    c) In order to...
    d) We the People...
Clue: Look for a printable version and read it! http://www.constitutioncenter.org/explore/TheU.S.Constitution/index.shtml

3. Why was the Bill of Rights written?
    a) Some founding fathers worried that the first seven articles did not do enough to address individual rights.
    b) They always intended to keep individual rights separate.
    c) Not everyone agreed with adding the rights, so they voted on them separately.
    d) none of the above
Clue: You have to "Explore the Constitution" to answer this question. Could it be a "Fast Fact"? Click and read!

4. Where was Thomas Jefferson when the Constitution was signed?
    a) He was right there, signing along with the 55 other delegates to the convention.
    b) He was in France representing the U.S. on a diplomatic mission.
    c) He was in England representing the U.S. on a diplomatic mission.
    d) none of the above
Clue: You have to "Explore the Constitution" to answer this question. Could it be a "Fast Fact"? Click and read!

5. The first Thanksgiving Day was established to _____________.
    a) give thanks to George Washington
    b) give thanks for the constitution
    c) give thanks for the food available after failed crops left everyone hungry
    d) none of the above
Clue: You have to "Explore the Constitution" to answer this question. Could it be a "Fast Fact"? Click and read!

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