Federalist Paper #10
Analysis of James Madison's discussion of the Union in Federalist Paper #10.
# 55307 | 1,493 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2005 |
Published on Jan 26, 2005 in Law (Constitution) , Political Science (Lobbyists and Pressure Groups) , Political Science (Political Theory) , Political Science (U.S. Federal Politics)
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This paper explains why the author finds Madison's arguments about how the Union could be effective in controlling the factions of a nation, convincing. The paper summarizes Madison's definition of the problem, i.e., how to control the factions of a nation, the two methods Madison outlines for dealing with such a problem, Madison's argument for one method over the other, and Madison's suggestions for dealing with the consequences of factions within a nation. The paper points out how Madison's arguments won over support for the ratification of the Constitution as a way of securing government by representation and that they would have influenced the author's decision to ratify the Constitution as well.
From the Paper:"Federalist Paper # 10 begins with a discussion of the problem at hand, that of how to control the factions of a nation. The paper discusses how factions, identified as ?a number of citizens "who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest..." (Federalist Paper #10, para 2), have historically been the downfalls of democracy. According to the paper, specific factions within the larger body of government often disregard the public opinion, and good of the public, to pursue their own regulations based on their own belief system. The paper also points out that while the people of the Union may not wish to believe this to be true in the case of America, that it is in fact a problem (Federalist Paper #10, para 1)."
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