SAT Subject US History Practice Question 31: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 31

4. All the following were important influences on the framers of the Constitution EXCEPT:

A. the Magna Carta
B. the English Bill of Rights
C. the Roman republic
D. The Spirit of the Laws
E. the Federalist Papers

Correct Answer: E


The Federalist Papers were written later than the Constitution and in support of it, and so they could not have been an influence on the framers.

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