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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part II: Ratification of the Constitution, Chapters 31-34.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Alexander Hamilton propose in his speech?
(a) A standing army.
(b) A Supreme Court.
(c) Regulation of slavery.
(d) An executive-for-life.

2. Alexander Hamilton gave a speech that expressed what value?
(a) The value of abolishing slavery.
(b) The value of independent states.
(c) The value of low tariffs.
(d) The value of a strong federal government.

3. How did the New Jersey Plan resolve the question of the relationship of state laws to federal laws?
(a) Congressional laws were still the law of the land.
(b) It gave the states priority in matters of trade, but the federal government priority in military matters.
(c) The Supreme Court would decide on a state-by-state basis which laws took precedence.
(d) State laws could still take precedence.

4. Why did many delegates support one resolution to this question?
(a) To reduce the federal government's power.
(b) To avoid dissension.
(c) To cater to the states' needs.
(d) To limit the independence of the federal government.

5. What did opponents of the resolution that was ultimately adopted think would be the consequence of adopting the proposal?
(a) That the states would be eradicated.
(b) That the states would lose tax income to the federal government.
(c) That the states would have to band together to oppose the government.
(d) That states would work by region to set their own laws and standards.

Short Answer Questions

1. What method of ratification did Oliver Ellsworth advocate?

2. Who was DeWitt in reality?

3. Who was particularly concerned about the Virginia Plan?

4. How extensive were the changes the delegates made to the first draft of the Constitution?

5. What does James Madison argue on the question of suffrage?

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