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 Mr. Pinckney think about slavery?

2. What did Gouverneur Morris advocate about executive veto power?

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

4. What method of ratification did Mason and Madison advocate?

5. What was DeWitt arguing against in his essays?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was the Constitutional Convention's debate over the slave trade, and how was it resolved?

3. Describe Patrick Henry's second speech to the Virginia legislature.

4. Describe James Wilson's speech.

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

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

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

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

9. What was added to the draft of the Constitution?

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

How did the Constitutional Convention protect states' rights? Discuss three issues as evidence of the Constitutional Convention's protection of the states.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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

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