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TEKS Social Studies Grade 8 - 8.4.E: Analyze The Arguments For And Against Ratification

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8.4.E: Social Studies - History

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  • Q1
    Why did the Anti-Federalists demand that a bill of rights be added to the U.S. Constitution?
    To strengthen the authority of the federal government
    To protect individual freedoms from the federal government
    To give each state an equal amount of power
    To improve the organization of the judiciary
    60s
    8.4.E: Social Studies - History
  • Q2
    In the debate over the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, which point would have been made by a Federalist?
    “The existing national government lacks the ability to add new states to the union.”
    “The states are unable to protect the rights of the people.”
    “The existing national government lacks the power to perform essential functions.”
    “The states are in danger of losing the ability to raise revenue.”
    60s
    8.4.E: Social Studies - History
  • Q3
    What assurance did this argument give to those who opposed ratifying the Constitution?
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    Giving greater power to the federal government would allow it to assist states in times of crisis.
    The rights of citizens would be better protected by having both federal and state levels of government.
    The amendment process would allow state governments to nullify federal law.
    Making the federal government superior to state governments would ensure greater stability.
    60s
    8.4.E: Social Studies - History
  • Q4
    Patrick Henry opposed ratifying the U.S. Constitution because he believed that under it —
    the courts would not be able to hold government officials accountable
    alliances could not be formed with other countries
    the states would surrender too much power to the federal government
    individuals would exercise too much power over the federal government
    60s
    8.4.E: Social Studies - History
  • Q5
    Which speaker is in favor of ratifying the Constitution?
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    Speaker 2
    Speaker 3
    Speaker 1
    Speaker 4
    60s
    8.4.E: Social Studies - History

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