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Federalist Papers #10 and #51

Federalist Papers #10 and #51

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Federalist Papers #10 and #51

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  1. Federalist Papers #10 and #51 Unit 2 – the Constitution D127

  2. The Papers: A Review • Federalist Papers – 85 Essays - pro new Constitution and a strong national government (Pro Ratification) • Publius: James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay • Anti-Federalist Papers – Pro states rights and in favor of a revision to the Articles of Confederation; more power to the states (Anti Ratification) • The central issue the framers dealt with, how strong to make the national government. • Great fear about becoming a tyranny (Patrick Henry)

  3. Federalist #10 - Madison • Factions, Factions, Factions • Doesn’t like factions, but understands they are inevitable and will always be part of American politics • 2 Ways to control factions • Remove the causes • Limit/Control the effects • Strong National Government best way to control factions

  4. Federalist #51 - Madison • Checks and Balances and Separation of Powers • Discusses the 3 Branches of Government • Each is independent with equal power • Checks and balances • Mentions Federalism • “if men were angels, no government would be necessary” • Must give gov’t power, but not so much as they use it against us • We can’t assume they will be more angelic than the population

  5. Questions?