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The Federalist Papers were…?

The Federalist Papers were…

a. Written by Patrick Henry and George Mason in support of creating The Bill of Rights
b. Written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison in support of ratifying the Constitution
c. Written by Daniel Shays in opposition to taxes imposed on farmers by the state of Massachusetts
d. Written by George Washington in his bid to become America’s first president
e. Written by John Winthrop and William Penn to outline the need for a powerful central government

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Which of the following did The Articles of Confederation do a good job of addressing?

Which of the following did The Articles of Confederation do a good job of addressing?

a. United States foreign policy
b. The three branches of government Americans currently live under
c. The handling of newly acquired western lands
d. Powers granted to the government’s Executive and Legislative branches
e. The purchase of new lands from the Native Americans

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Why did Spain close the mouth of the Mississippi River to American shipping?

Why did Spain close the mouth of the Mississippi River to American shipping?

a. Americans had refused to pay a tax for using the river
b. The river was deemed too dangerous for shipping vessels to navigate safely
c. Native Americans had declared the river sacred and convinced the Spanish to block all commercial boats from entering
d. Spain was concerned that Americans would eventually try to take the region from them
e. The river was too shallow for the large shipping vessels Americans were using

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What issue was at the heart of The Great Compromise of 1787?

What issue was at the heart of The Great Compromise of 1787?

a. Taxes paid to the central government by the states
b. The level of representation each state was allowed to have in Congress
c. Parceling of new lands west of the Appalachian Mountains
d. Conflicts between Native Americans and westward-bound American settlers
e. The decision to abandon the original version of The Articles of Confederation

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What prompted the writing of the first ten amendments to the Constitution, also known as The Bill of Rights?

What prompted the writing of the first ten amendments to the Constitution, also known as The Bill of Rights?

a. The refusal of Antifederalists to support the Constitution unless such changes were made
b. Widespread support for ideas presented in The Federalist Papers
c. Concerns voiced by delegates from smaller states who believed that the new government being created would be too powerful
d. The failure of The Articles of Confederation to address public uprisings
e. It was part of the final agreement in the Three-Fifths Compromise

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