Praxis II Citizenship

Category - Civics

Which document was written to explain the political theory that informed the U.S. Constitution?
  1. The Articles of Confederation
  2. The Federalist Papers
  3. The Bill of Rights
  4. Declarations on the Rights of Man
Answer: B -The Federalist Papers were a series of essays that three of the Constitution’s drafters-James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay-wrote to explain the political theory that informed the Constitution. To be more specific, the Papers were a collection of 85 essays that explained the political theory behind one of the two competing viewpoints (the Federalist perspective) on the document’s creation. They were published anonymously in New York newspapers, in a bid to compel New Yorkers to vote for ratification. The essays remain the basis for interpreting the Constitution.
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