1. The most significant change from the Articles to the Constitution was the

1. establishment of a written constitution.
2. strengthening of the power of the federal government.
3. elimination of the judicial branch.
4. emphasis on weak state governments.

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2. During the debates over the ratification of the Constitution, Federalists and Anti-Federalists disagreed most strongly over the

1. division of powers between the national and state governments.
2. provision for governing the Northwest Territory.
3. distribution of power between the Senate and House of Representatives.
4. number of Amendments in the Bill of Rights.

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3. At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a major obstacle to drafting a new constitution was the

1 disagreement between the states over representation in Congress
2 controversy over the separation between church and state
3 delegates' lack of talent and lack of government experience
4 hostility of the Federalists

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4. Anti-Federalists opposed the ratification of the Constitution because it

1. it gave too much powers to the states.
2. lacked a bill of rights
3. failed to give Congress too much power.
4. was unfair to the small states.

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5. One reason for the importance of the Federalist Papers in U.S. history is that these essays

1. helped persuade some states to ratify the Constitution.
2. convinced the colonists to rebel against the British government.
3. present the first legal arguments in favor of retaining slavery.
4. outlined plans for a confederate system of government.

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