Federalist 10 Paper

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FEDERALIST #10

This paper is considered an important document in American history for it lays out how the writers of the constitution defined the form of government that would protect minority rights from organized and united factions that intended to pass legislation injurious to the liberty of the minority or detrimental to the good of the country.

The Federalist Papers, were a series of eighty five essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison between October 1787 and May 1788. The essays were published anonymously, under the pen name "Publius," primarily in two New York state newspapers of the time: The New York Packet and The Independent Journal.

This essay, the first of James Madison's contributions to
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Both supporters and opponents of the plan are concerned with the political instability produced by rival factions. The state governments have not succeeded in solving this problem; in fact, the situation is so problematic that people are disillusioned with all politicians and blame government for their problems. Consequently, a form of popular government that can deal successfully with this problem has a great deal to recommend it.

In my opinion the democratic government would be better where everyone votes on everything so its always completely fair instead of sending in people to represent the whole state i mean who can really know about all the problems opinions and situations all the one million people each state has. If everyone votes everyone gets their opinion thrown in and counted they maybe we would actually get stuff done unlike nowadays where nothing ever changes and we may still have factions but it would be on a smaller scale that would not really affect how the government operates compared to right now where we have people representing us in congress but with factions (and lack of separated power) nothing much really happens. So eventually he comes up with a solution that is alittle more probable. Instead of just getting rid of the whole thing or making everyone the same he says we should try to control the effects of faction. If a faction is made up of a minority a popular vote can put out the factions views, the “factions may clop

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