AP US Government and Politics Practice Question 2
Which of the following most accurately describes The Federalist Papers?
Correct Answer: C
C The Federalist Papers is the collective name given to a group of essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay in support of ratification of the Constitution. The essays were published anonymously in newspapers in New York and Virginia, two states in which ratification was both critical and uncertain.
(A) The Federalist Party did not have a platform. Party platforms are the product of political conventions, which did not become a part of American politics until after the demise of the Federalist Party.
(B) This answer describes Common Sense by Thomas Paine and The Rights of the British Colonies Asserted and Proved by James Otis, among other documents.
(D) The relationship described in this answer is defined by the U.S. Constitution.
(E) The postwar South was governed under the Military Reconstruction Act of 1867.