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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 did delegates oppose in the Virginia Plan?
2. How many branches of government did Mr. Madison propose be elected?
3. Where should budget bills start, according to the compromise?
4. Which form of government includes a representative government without hereditary privilege?
5. What reason did delegates give for Senators being elected in state legislatures?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did James Madison argue against the New Jersey Plan?
2. What did delegates discuss regarding the appointment of judges?
3. What particular example of separation of powers did delegates argue over?
4. Why was democracy unpopular?
5. What was the heart of the opposition between Federalists and Anti-federalists?
6. What was the Great Compromise?
7. Describe the delegates' reaction to the New Jersey Plan.
8. What were the delegates' positions on the question of Senatorial term limits?
9. What was the Virginia Plan?
10. Describe George Mason's speech regarding the question of a single or plural executive.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
As the delegates were ready to sign the Constitution, Mr. Gerry and Mr. Mason both made objections and predicted dire consequences if the Constitution gave too much power to the federal government. Have their predictions come true? Have their concerns been borne out?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
How did the Constitution change between its first draft after being compiled, and the final draft that was ratified by the states?
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