SAT Subject US History Practice Question 28: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 28

1. The Antifederalists opposed the Constitution primarily because

A. they thought the United States should be ruled by a constitutional monarchy
B. they did not want the central government to have too much control over the states
C. they opposed slavery and wanted a constitution that would outlaw it
D. they demanded equal representation for all the states
E. they wanted the Constitution to include The Northwest Ordinances

Correct Answer: B


The primary reason for opposition to the Constitution was a concern for states' rights. The desire for a Bill of Rights was a secondary con- sideration. The other choices are untrue statements.

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