Chapter 7 ~ Essay Questions

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Chapter 7 ~ Essay Questions

Essays MUST be five paragraphs and include an introduction paragraph, three body paragraphs and a conclusion paragraph.


1. Persuading the 13 original states to support a new Constitution for the United States required a number of compromises. Explain how the United States Constitution was developed through a series of at least three compromises, and analyze how those compromises affected the country.

2. The framers of the Constitution used the best ideas from a variety of sources. Write an essay in which you explain how the ancient Roman Republic, British traditions, the American colonial experiences and the ideas of Enlightenment helped shape the system of government in the United States.

3. Many of the Constitution’s framers had studied the works of Enlightenment writers. Explain how Enlightenment thinkers John Locke and Barn de Montesquieu influenced the ideas in the United States Constitution.

4. Explain how ratification of the Constitution was threatened by disagreements between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. Define the position of each side and explain how the differences were resolved.

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