The Federalist Papers: Summary & Analysis


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What was the first set of government rules adopted by the United States?

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1. Who was Publius?

2. Why did people not favor the Constitution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination quiz/worksheet will test your knowledge of the Federalist Papers and how they played a vital role in American history. The quiz will ask you questions about issues addressed in the Federalist Letters and why people did not want the Constitution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test students on the following:

  • First set of rules adopted by the U.S. government
  • Publius
  • The result of the Federalist Papers

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related analysis of the Federalist Papers
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the concerns the Federalist Letters addressed and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the identity of Publius
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the reasons why many people did not want the Constitution ratified

Additional Learning

To learn more about this historic document, review the accompanying lesson, The Federalist Papers: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the number of articles written by Publius
  • Analyze the arguments for ratification
  • Understand why ratification was a hot issue