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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. Which form of government includes direct voting by the people?

2. Alexander Hamilton gave a speech that expressed what value?

3. What reason did Mr. Mason give for the view he presented at the convention?

4. What happened to the motion not to give government officers salaries?

5. What reason did delegates give for Senators being elected in state legislatures?

Short Essay Questions

1. What needs did Governor Edmund Randolph of Virginia believe the Virginia Plan would satisfy that the Articles did not?

2. What were the proposals for the requirements for citizenship?

3. What was an argument for electing Senators in state legislatures?

4. What was Alexander Hamilton's argument about the need for a central government?

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

6. What was DeWitt's position on ratification?

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

8. What was the Virginia Plan?

9. Describe the delegates' reaction to the New Jersey Plan.

10. Why was constitutional monarchy unpopular?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How was the Bill of Rights created? Why was it not included in the original draft of the Constitution? Who called for it, and how was it arrived at? How did it change the nature of the Constitution?

Essay Topic 2

Delegates and other leaders published articles for and against ratification after the Constitutional Convention, and they used pen names that were often shared between authors. Why did delegates use pen names, and how was the debate affected by authors hiding themselves behind pseudonyms?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. What themes are constant between the two documents? What are the main differences? What themes survived the war and the Articles of Confederation?

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