ASVAB Practice Test 1

Question 23 of 55

The Federalist Papers (specifically Federalist No. 84) are remarkable for their opposition to what later became the Bill of Rights. The idea of adding a bill of rights to the constitution was originally controversial because the constitution, as written, did not specifically enumerate or protect the rights of the people. Alexander Hamilton, in Federalist No. 84, feared that such an enumeration, once written down explicitly, would later be interpreted as a list of the only rights that people had.

According to this passage, what opinion of the Bill of Rights was written in the Federalist Papers?

The Bill of Rights should be included or the government would be tyrannical.

The Bill of Rights were written before the Constitution and weren't needed to be included.

Hamilton feared that the Bill of Rights would provide too much power to the poor.

The Bill of Rights wasn't needed because the Constitution didn't go into details about the rights of citizens.