James Madison and "The Federalist Paper Number 10"
This paper discusses James Madison's beliefs as expressed in "The Federalist Paper Number 10", which helped persuade people into ratifying the proposed U.S. Constitution.
# 16789 | 610 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 |
Published on Jan 23, 2003 in Political Science (Political Theory) , History (U.S. Birth of the Nation 1750-1800) , Law (Constitution)
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This paper discusses that, in "The Federalist Paper Number 10", Madison responded to critics who had argued that the United States had too many "factions," to be ruled democratically by a single government. The author states that Madison believed that factions posed a problem to a democratic form of government but had a positive role to play. The paper concludes that James Madison's ideas and arguments in "The Federalist Paper Number 10" remain the foundations of pluralistic democracy.
From the Paper:"Madison acknowledged the importance of factions in the opening paragraph, stating that, "Among the numerous advantages promised by a well constructed Union, none deserves to be more accurately developed than its tendency to break and control the violence of faction" . In prescribing how to rule and control the effects of factions, Madison detailed their relationships with other important concepts, such as liberty and property, and asserted his belief that factions were both the underlying basis of, and the fundamental problem in, politics."
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