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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which committee recommendation did not make it into the Constitution?
(a) The Electoral College.
(b) The Senate should choose the President in case of a tie in the Electoral College.
(c) Four year terms for President and vice-President.
(d) Senate can amend budget bills.

2. Which party did James Wilson belong to?
(a) Tory.
(b) Federalist.
(c) Anti-Federalist.
(d) Whig.

3. What did opponents to the suffrage limitation argue?
(a) That it was not fair to prevent so many people from participating in government.
(b) That it was not right to allow uneducated people to vote.
(c) That universal suffrage would allow too many interests into politics.
(d) That the people could not be trusted to choose their leaders.

4. What was James Wilson calling for in his speech to the Pennsylvania legislature?
(a) Ratification of the Constitution.
(b) Revision of the Constitution.
(c) Judiciary oversight of the executive.
(d) States rights.

5. What threat did Mr. Pinckney make if Congress has power to restrict the slave trade?
(a) To secede.
(b) To withhold ratification.
(c) To filibuster.
(d) To march on Washington.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Madison advocate concerning the election or appointment of the executive?

3. What method of ratification did Oliver Ellsworth advocate?

4. What did Mr. Pinckney think about slavery?

5. How did James Wilson address the absence of a Bill of Rights?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did "Brutus" argue concerning standing armies?

2. Describe Patrick Henry's second speech to the Virginia legislature.

3. What position did "Centinel" take regarding the ratification of the Constitution?

4. What did the dissenters say after losing the ratification vote in the Pennsylvania convention?

5. What was James Madison's position on the election of the executive?

6. What was the Constitutional Convention's debate over the slave trade, and how was it resolved?

7. What was DeWitt's position on ratification?

8. What were the "Federal Farmer's" arguments regarding ratification?

9. Who objected to the Constitution and why did they object?

10. What were the different views on the question of ratification of the Constitution?

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