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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part I: The Federal Convention of 1787, Chapter 1-4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Madison and Jefferson want to do about judges?
(a) Review their judgments in the Congress.
(b) Allow them independence in their rulings.
(c) Protect them from popular politics.
(d) Subject them to elections.

2. How many branches of government did Mr. Madison propose be elected?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) At least one.
(d) He proposed that all government positions should be elected.

3. What did Edmund Randolph present to the delegates?
(a) The Great Compromise.
(b) The Virginia Plan.
(c) Articles of Confederation.
(d) The New Jersey Plan.

4. What did James Madison support?
(a) A system of checks and balances.
(b) Strong state governments.
(c) A strong federal government.
(d) A government of businesses.

5. What were Americans concluding by the 1780s?
(a) That mercantile colonialism had been a working model before the revolution.
(b) That there was too much power in the federal government.
(c) That representation could have been earned without warfare.
(d) That the federal executive was too weak.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Madison say the country needed, in his letter to George Washington?

2. What did all the delegates at the federal convention agree on?

3. What did the Southern economy rely on at the time of the constitutional convention?

4. What were Americans and Britons discussing a great deal during the 1770s?

5. What were the delegates debating in Chapter 3?

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