“There is nothing in which mankind have been more unanimous; yet nothing can be inferred from it more than this, that the multitude have always been credulous, and the few artful.” -John Adams
The quote from John Adams reproduced above most closely represents the Founder’s reasoning behind which Constitutional principle?

Separation of powers

Consent of the governed

Freedom of Speech

A bicameral legislature

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 373
  1. My first instinct is that the multitude refers to the people or the "governed."

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
  2. Freedom of speech

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. History

    What can be inferred by the passage of black codes? Many Southerners were willing to allow African american equality Many white southerors wanted them to remain as servents Many white southernors wanted african americans to recive

    asked by School Rocks on February 1, 2018
  2. Social Studies

    What can be inferred by the passage of the black codes?

    asked by Uhm, I have no friends and no one loves me on February 12, 2018
  3. English

    Read the excerpt from President Woodrow Wilson’s speech “The Meaning of Liberty.” What other great people has devoted itself to this exalted ideal? To what other nation in the world can all eyes look for an instant sympathy

    asked by Rad on August 12, 2019
  4. U.S. History

    which of the following was not a weakness of the articles of confederation (1781-1789)? A) a week "league of friendship" among the states B) the requirement of unanimous approval by all 13 states for amendments C) no judicial

    asked by Sara on November 24, 2014
  5. English

    The theme of "Mending Wall" can best be inferred from which line? a. "He is all pine and I am apple orchard" b. "Something there is that doesn't love a wall" c. "we keep the wall between us as we go"*** d. "No one has seen them

    asked by Kaai97 on January 20, 2016
  1. English

    Please check over my answers for the Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. 1. The mood of the selection could best be described as A. Frantic B. Ominous C. Thrilling D. Peaceful I Chose A 2. All of the following can be inferred

    asked by Justine on August 2, 2016
  2. LA

    1. The tone of the poem "Ka'Ba" versus the tone of the poem "Harlem II" might be described as: A. Grateful vs Ungrateful B. Certain vs Doubtful C. Hopeful vs Defeated D. Safe vs Dangerous 2. The theme of "Your World" can best be

    asked by PicturesDon'tChangeThePeopleInsideOfThemDo on December 4, 2017
  3. Civics

    Use what you know about the case of Gideon v. Wainwright to determine which of the following phrases is etched on Gideon's gravestone. Each era finds an improvement in law for the benefit of mankind. Poverty is its own protection

    asked by Anonymous on April 11, 2015
  4. What does this mean?

    Can someone please explain to me what this means? A Unanimous Realization of the Need for a Major Change This is the very essence that motivates any revolution. Reform is the key word. A revolution may choose as its object a

    asked by John on April 13, 2009
  5. English

    4.)Which word or phrase is closest in meaning to the word unanimous? a.)justifies b.)in agreement

    asked by somebody help i am new on November 12, 2014
  6. Science

    It can be inferred from the passage that radioactive dating is important for estimating the age of A) all known meters B) all existing planets C) the earth D) the trees

    asked by Shelby on August 11, 2016

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.