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Chapter 8

In essay number 10 of The Federalist, James Madison maintained that the constitutional government would

a) eliminate the need of political parties

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b) prevent any one faction from subverting the freedom of other groups

c) protect the rights of individual states against incursions by the central government

d) bring focus and order to American foreign policy

b) prevent any one faction from subverting the freedom of other groups
The authors of The Federalist essays originally wrote them

a) as a pamphlet promoting the Bill of Rights

b) to provide an authoritative commentary on the Constitution

c) as a history of the Constitutional Convention

d) as newspaper articles that detailed the failures of the Articles of Confederation.

d) as newspaper articles that detailed the failures of the Articles of Confederation.
Between 1776 and 1780, the states attracted the most talented statesmen because

a) Robert Morris was a poor superintendent of finance

b) the Federalists and the Antifederalists couldn’t get along

c) the states were sovereign and familiar

d) the states resented their lack of power

c) the states were sovereign and familiar
Between 1776 and 1780, the states attracted the most talented statesmen because

a) Robert Morris was a poor superintendent of finance

b) the Federalists and the Antifederalists couldn’t get along

c) the states were sovereign and familiar

c) the states were sovereign and familiar
The delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 generally

a) defended the Articles of Confederation as they stood

b) were concerned about the weaknesses in the government under the Articles of Confederation

c) were disturbed that Massachusetts had quelled free speech in putting down Shay’s Rebellion

d) thought the federal government’s powers should be restricted

b) were concerned about the weaknesses in the government under the Articles of Confederation
The New Jersey Plan departed from the Articles of Confederation by

a) Changing the legislature to a two-house congress

b) endowing the presidency with the power to declare war.

c) creating a plural presidency to be shared by three men elected by the congress from among its membership

d) giving the states total control over taxation and regulating trade

c) creating a plural presidency to be shared by three men elected by the congress from among its membership
The New Jersey Plan departed from the Articles of Confederation by

a) Changing the legislature to a two-house congress

b) endowing the presidency with the power to declare war.

c) creating a plural presidency to be shared by three men elected by the congress from among its membership

d) giving the states total control over taxation and regulating trade

c) creating a plural presidency to be shared by three men elected by the congress from among its membership
The delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 generally

a) defended the Articles of Confederation as they stood

b) were concerned about the weaknesses in the government under the Articles of Confederation

c) were disturbed that Massachusetts had quelled free speech in putting down Shay’s Rebellion

d) thought the federal government

The authors of The Federalist essays originally wrote them

a) as a pamphlet promoting the Bill of Rights

b) to provide an authoritative commentary on the Constitution

c) as a history of the Constitutional Convention

d) as newspaper articles that detailed the failures of the Articles of Confederation.

d) as newspaper articles that detailed the failures of the Articles of Confederation.
To create a presidency out of reach of direct democracy, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention,

a) provided for a popular vote to elect the president

b) said that the state legislatures would choose the president

c) devised the electoral college

d) said that the Senate and House would vote for a president

c) devised the electoral college