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. What kind of political thought was flourishing in the 1770s in America?

2. What was the Great Compromise?

3. What did Mr. Hamilton argue during the debate over the length of Senatorial term-lengths?

4. What did the delegates argue concerning the question of whether the judiciary should be associated with the executive?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did the Federalist Papers come from?

2. Name three or more delegates and describe their attitudes toward popular rule.

3. How was the New Jersey Plan an alternative to the Virginia Plan?

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

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

6. What was the Virginia Plan?

7. What was the benefit of the proposal to elect representatives in the state legislatures?

8. What did delegates fear in the federal government's ability to veto state laws?

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

10. What were some positions delegates took on the New Jersey Plan?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did the Constitutional Convention establish a strong federal government? Discuss three issues as evidence of the Constitutional Convention's centralization of power in the federal government.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

How did the Constitutional Convention protect states' rights? Discuss three issues as evidence of the Constitutional Convention's protection of the states.

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