Quiz Me! - People: Creation of the Constitution

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

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Alexander Hamilton died as a result from a duel with this man.

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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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After serving as a state supreme court Chief Justice for the state of New York, John Jay later held numerous titles, including what?

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James Wilson advocated for direct election of the President during the Continental Convention. Opposed by Thomas Jefferson,  who believed that power should be reserved by the states, Wilson is credited with a compromise that formed what?

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

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George Mason’s Virginia Declaration of Rights served as a template for what?

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As an Anti-Federalist, George Mason ________________ the Constitution of the United States because it did not include a Bill of Rights.

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a political philosopher who argued that man was essentially good, but degraded into cruelty without laws. This was referred to as being a what?

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