The Anti-Federalist Papers; and, the Constitutional Convention Debates Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How extensive were the changes the delegates made to the first draft of the Constitution?

2. What did Rhode Island propose in its ratification process?

3. What was eliminated from the Constitution draft?

4. What powers did Mr. Mason argue the Congress should not have?

5. What position was James Wilson asked to take in the Constitutional debate?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How did the Constitution change between its first draft after being compiled, and the final draft that was ratified by the states?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the opposition to the ratification of the Constitution. What were the objections to the ratification of the Constitution? How unified were the opponents of ratification?

Essay Topic 3

Explore the paradox that a government needs to be strong in order to protect the people from the government itself. How was this notion handled by the delegates at the Constitutional Convention? What allowances were made so that the government was neither too strong nor too weak? What allowances were made to protect individual freedom?

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