The Anti-Federalist Papers; and, the Constitutional Convention Debates Test | Final 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 method of ratification did Mason and Madison advocate?

2. What argument did James Madison make concerning the fear of a centralized government?

3. What did Mr. Williamson advocate for the term length on the election or appointment of the executive?

4. Who was "Brutus"?

5. What did opponents to the suffrage limitation argue?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Publius respond to Anti-Federalist concerns about tyranny in the Constitution?

2. How did the signing of the Constitution go?

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

4. Describe Patrick Henry's first speech to the Virginia legislature.

5. What was Mr. Mason's objection to the Constitution?

6. What was dropped from the draft of the Constitution?

7. What did "Brutus" argue concerning standing armies?

8. What were the different views on the question of ratification of the Constitution?

9. What did the dissenters say after losing the ratification vote in the Pennsylvania convention?

10. Who objected to the Constitution and why did they object?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who is articulating the Anti-Federalist platform today? Compare and contrast Anti-Federalists today and Anti-Federalists of the 1780s.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. What are the main differences? What similarities survived the Constitutional Convention, and why did they survive?

Essay Topic 3

The Constitution was the result of a great deal of negotiation. What other opposition was there, besides the opposition between Federalists and Anti-Federalists? What parties found themselves in opposition? How did they resolve their opposition, and were their methods of compromise similar to the Great Compromise.

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