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 did "Brutus" say was the danger of a standing army?

2. What did the convention call for on July 26?

3. What did Massachusetts propose in its ratification process?

4. What limitation did delegates try to place on suffrage?

5. What was the original proposal for the residency requirement for citizenship?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was John DeWitt's argument regarding the will of the people?

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

3. What did "Brutus" argue on the problem of representation in a large country?

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

5. What was at issue as delegates debated the qualifications for suffrage?

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

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

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

9. What was James Madison's position on the election of the executive?

10. What was Mr. Gerry's objection to the Constitution?

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

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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