US Government & Civics Study Guide

Exam Questions

Exam #1

I. Compare and contrast the views of the Federalist and Anti-Federalist in the debate over ratification of the Constitution. Your response must address all of the following: political, economic and societal issues.

Your response must also discuss the “end result” of the ratification debate and offers an explanation as to why the Federalist triumphed.

Exam #2

  1. Explain the six principles on which the Constitution is founded and how each is incorporate into the Constitution.
  2. Compare and contrast the Virginia, New Jersey and Connecticut plans. Give the significance of each of the three plans in the creation of the US Constitution.
  3. List and explain the strengths & weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. Describe why the government under this early constitution failed.