Quiz Me! - People: Creation of the Constitution

Test your knowledge about people in the Creation of the Constitution era.

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This American Patriot, along with John Jay and James Madison, wrote 52 out of the 85 total essays defending the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

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This Founding Father was known as the “Father of the Constitution” for suggesting a system of checks and balances, balancing the powers of the states and the federal governments and his detailed note taking during the Constitutional Convention.

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This cobbler worked during the Constitutional Convention to guard the power of states against the national government, suggested Congress should choose the President, opposed the Bill of Rights,  and eventually supported Madison’s efforts to add amendments.

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This French nobleman is said to be the most quoted political philosopher by the men at the Constitutional Convention.

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He rewrote the Preamble to the Constitution to read “We the People” instead of “We the States.”

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This political philosopher argued that man needed a system of laws or he would degrade without them. He supported freedom of religion, but opposed private property and free speech.

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One of the three authors of The Federalist Papers, along with Alexander Hamilton and James Madison

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Roger Sherman believed that Congress should have the power to select the President. He felt that which branch should have the most power?

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Sometimes called a “Forgotten Founder,” this man served as an aide-de-camp to George Washington, a delegate of the Continental Congress, delegate to the Annapolis Convention and the Constitutional Convention. He introduced the Virginia Plan   at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

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Edmund Randolph, sometimes called a “Forgotten Founder,”   opposed a single President during the Constitutional Convention, and instead suggested what?

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