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Development of the American Experience
This paper discusses the intellectual struggles that created the form of government of the United States.
# 46876 | 1,915 words | 16 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper reviews articles from the "Federalist", which was generally in favor of the Constitution, and "Letters from the Federal Farmer", which was anti-federalist and published in New York in the "Poughkeepsie Country Journal", beginning approximately six years after The Articles of Confederation commenced governing the new nation. The author points out that Alexander Hamilton, in "Federalist No. 1", argued that the Articles of Confederation did not provide for the unity the nation deserved. The paper stresses that the concerns expressed in the "Federal Farmer" were understandable because again changing the government structure after recently fighting for freedom from the British was giving back some of that freedom as a confederation of states became a solidified union.

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"Another challenge felt by the young country, that was to be addressed by the forming of a solidified Union, was the mischief of factions. Factions were described as a group "who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community." (Federalist No. 10) Madison saw two cures to this problem, remove the factions all together or minimize their effects on the country. He recognized, however, that removing factions would only be accomplished by removing the liberty they used to exist, which was not an option. He also saw that minimizing their effects was impractical, as "the latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man." "

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