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The Early Republic Qs


  1. Who were the advocated of centralization?  Why did they want to alter or abolish the Articles of Confederation?
  2. What did those who favored centralization see as the most serious problem of the Articles?  How would they have changed them?  What had prevented any changes?
  3. What were the characteristics of the men who met at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia?  What were their socio-economic backgrounds?
  4. What were the main positions of the Virginia and New Jersey Plans?
  5. How did the Great Compromise draw from those Plans?
  6. How did sectionalism and the issue of slavery influence the Constitution?
  7. List the provisions and the underlying principles of the U. S. Constitution.