SAT Subject US History Practice Question 557: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 557

88. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay were all

A. members of President George Washington's cabinet
B. signers of the Declaration of Independence
C. authors of the Federalist Papers
D. prominent Antifederalists
E. heroes of Revolutionary War battles

Correct Answer: C


The Federalists Madison, Hamilton, and Jay strongly supported ratification of the Constitution and wrote the Federalist Papers to persuade voters to support it too.

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