Analysis Of James Madison, An American Statesman Debunked Essay

1559 Words Oct 23rd, 2015 7 Pages
On a wet spring day in 1787, a group of powerful men gathered together to revise the articles of confederation. Instead however, they covertly framed an entirely different form of government, a republic made up of three different branches, judicial, executive, and legislative. Once released to the public, many citizens had extreme doubts about this new government. They feared that because of the government’s size and lack of diverse representation, that it would fail to represent the concerns and interests of the public. They feared that human nature combined with excess of power given to a smaller amount of representatives would result in corruption. And lastly, the people worried that with this corruption, the loss of their rights and freedom would soon follow. James Madison, an American statesman debunked these anti-Federalist concerns in his essay Federalist #10, in which he transfers the blame of any problems in the new nation onto the people, claiming a republic is the best solution to their problems. However through the events following the constitution’s ratification such as the whiskey rebellion, the installation of a national bank, and the passing of the sedition act, the anti-Federalist’s concerns of the new republic were proved valid.
One of the anti-Federalists main concerns and the first real threat to the new constitution, was that a small government would not be able to represent the concerns and interests of America’s large and diverse population. This…

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