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Handout B: Vocabulary and Context Questions – James Madison (1751-1836)


Excerpts from Federalist Paper No. 10

  1. Vocabulary: Use context clues to determine the meaning or significance of each of these words and write their definitions:
    1. actuated
    2. adverse
    3. aggregate
    4. fallible
    5. latent
    6. inference
    7. sinister
    8. compass
    9. concert
    10. oppression
  2. Context: Answer the following questions.
    1. When was this document written?
    2. Where was this document written?
    3. Who wrote this document?
    4. What type of document is this?
    5. What was the purpose of this document?
    6. Who was the audience for this document?