How did the Framers of the U.S Constitution Seek to Balance Liberty, Equality, and Order?

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The United States is a country that ever since it was found represented freedom for so many people. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and promised everyone life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The framers of the constitution wanted to create a strong Union where people were free, there was equality and most importantly there was order in this new Union that was being created. In this paper I will cover how the framers achieved those goals by using Federalist number 10, 51, 78, 15 and 39. The framers used a system of checks and balances in order to control all branches of the government to keep chaos from occurring. The framers also divided the government into different branches so the government …show more content…
In federalist 10 Madison gives a perfect example of trying to balance and establish: liberty, equality and order by saying that no man can serve as a judge in his own trial. The framers realize that most people think about themselves first before thinking of the greater good. Not being able to serve as a judge in your own trial represents liberty because you are allowed to have a trial, it also represents equality for the same reason. As well as introduces the concept that you are innocent till proven guilty, that you can defend yourself. However it also represents order because the government isn’t going to let someone who is at fault or could benefit from a certain verdict to make decisions about his or her own mistakes. And that a person might overlook what they have done regardless of what the right thing to do is. “No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause; because his interests would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity” (Madison 464). The framers of the constitution knew that human nature was not perfect and they knew that people could be greedy therefore they knew that the government might get greedy as well. In the sense that the people who are in charge might not always want to do what's best for the people. To want their friends and family to be in charge and run the country in ways that benefited them instead of the people who they are representing. The

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