The Federalist Papers: History, Writers & Summary


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Why did the founders feel the need to replace the Articles of the Confederation?

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1. Why were some people opposed to ratifying the Constitution?

2. Which of these events are in a chronological order?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Who wrote the Federalist Papers and for what purpose? Test your comprehension of this topic with our fun, printable quiz and worksheet. Learn more about the effect that the Federalist Papers had on the United States, and the history of their authorship.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will help you better understand:

  • The United States' founding documents
  • The process of ratification
  • Authors of the Federalist Papers
  • The Federalist Papers' purpose and continued legacy

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Federalist Papers lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the role of the Constitution in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the authors of the Federalist Papers

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson, The Federalist Papers: History, Writers & Summary, will prepare you to:

  • Explore the significance of the Federalist Papers as American literary texts
  • Discuss the controversy around the essays' attributions to Hamilton and Madison in later years
  • Explain how the Federalist Papers were published, and the significance of their authors