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UNIT 2 – THE CONSTITUTION D127 Federalist Papers #10 and #51
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)
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
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
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