The Anti-Federalist Papers; and, the Constitutional Convention Debates Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who proposed that government officers not receive salaries?

2. What was James Madison's feeling about the compromise?

3. What did Alexander Hamilton want to protect the executive from?

4. What theory was flourishing in the 1770s in America?

5. What was the Great Compromise?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the heart of the opposition between Federalists and Anti-federalists?

2. Why did Benjamin Franklin believe that government officers should not receive salaries?

3. What was Alexander Hamilton's position concerning the executive?

4. What did delegates discuss regarding the appointment of judges?

5. What were the forms of government being considered at the Constitutional Convention?

6. Why did James Madison argue against the New Jersey Plan?

7. What did delegates object to in the Virginia Plan?

8. What were the views on either side of the question of electing representatives?

9. Who opposed the election of Senators by state legislatures, and why?

10. What was the Virginia Plan?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Great Compromise created the bicameral legislature. How else did the practice of compromise affect the drafting and ratification of the Constitution? What issues were ultimately compromised on? What issues were not?

Essay Topic 2

The Constitution was the result of a great deal of negotiation. What other opposition was there, besides the opposition between Federalists and Anti-Federalists? What parties found themselves in opposition? How did they resolve their opposition, and were their methods of compromise similar to the Great Compromise.

Essay Topic 3

How were populous states and small states treated differently by the Constitutional Convention? What issues divided them, and how did they balance their interests in the national government?

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