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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 "Publius" argue regarding the fear of a centralized government?
2. How did Patrick Henry describe fear?
3. What powers did Mr. Mason argue the Congress should not have?
4. What method of ratification did Oliver Ellsworth advocate?
5. What did Massachusetts propose in its ratification process?
Short Essay Questions
1. What were the "Federal Farmer's" arguments regarding ratification?
2. What positions did the delegates take on the election of the executive?
3. What was Mr. Gerry's objection to the Constitution?
4. What were the proposals for the requirements for citizenship?
5. Who objected to the Constitution and why did they object?
6. What did "Brutus" argue concerning standing armies?
7. What was John DeWitt's argument regarding the will of the people?
8. What was added to the draft of the Constitution?
9. How did Publius respond to Anti-Federalist concerns about tyranny in the Constitution?
10. What was the Constitutional Convention's debate over the slave trade, and how was it resolved?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Which of the later amendments to the Constitution were anticipated by delegates and critics of the Constitution during the ratification process? Describe the political and historical context that finally brought about the amendment. Why was 1787 the wrong time for the amendment?
Essay Topic 2
How did the Constitutional Convention protect states' rights? Discuss three issues as evidence of the Constitutional Convention's protection of the states.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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