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    Federalist No. 10 Analysis

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    When James Madison outlines the dangers of faction in Federalist No. 10, he defines faction as “a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or minority of the whole, who are united...by some common...interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens.” 1 This wording is critical for examining both the goals and pivotal ideas of the federalist movement. At first glance, this definition seems to reflect the very real fear of mob uprising. Certainly, it’s tone insinuates an image of mob citizenry diametrically opposed to a smaller elite. However, although this image may have captured this political component of the United States in November 1787, a closer inspection yields a less controversial interpretation. The fact that Madison includes the word “minority” in this definition of faction shifts the focus away from the idea that the majority itself is fearsome and focuses on the dangerous implications of an ideology shared within an insular group. Thus, the framers…

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    A simple fact of nature for humans is their desire to compete and win, the true can be said for minority and majority groups. James Madison foresaw this problem when writing Federalist 10. He discusses the problems with factions and their threat they posed to the new government, as well as the naturally ambitious nature of humans and how that can be used to control power. Lastly, Madison claims that pluralism and the ambition of people are the solution to factions. The Madisonian majority is the…

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    After the failures of the Articles of Confederation, it was clear to the members of the Second Constitutional Convention that serious revisions to our government were necessary to have a prosperous nation. Thus the Constitution, with clear distinctions to the Articles, was drafted. James Madison, often cited as the Father of the Constitution, in conjunction with several other Federalist, like Alexander Hamilton, wrote the Federalist Papers to persuade members of Congress and the states to…

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    determine the fate of the government became increasingly uneasy. Two opposing ways of thinking evolved and battled for how we would establish our country: the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. While both seemingly concerned for the well being of the country, the predominant factor that separates Anti-Federalist Mery Otis Warren from Federalist James Madison is the perception they had over the citizens in their relation to the government. James Madison was concerned with the stability a…

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    both the federalist and anti-federalists had very similar end goals to their governmental system. Revolutionary leaders from both sides agreed that it was essential for government to protect the rights and liberties of their citizens, promote the common good, and that governments were to be republican and endorsed by popular sovereignty. The Anti-Federalist feared a consolidation of the states, whereas the Federalists feared the anarchy of sovereign states. In regards to popular rule the…

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    Federalist No. 10

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    America’s involvement in the world and constant need to improve, has led to many disasters. It has become such a strong nation from all of the wounds that have been engraved in our history that each one has come to make America a “More Perfect Union.” The Federalists papers were a series of essays in order to argue for a United States constitution. All 85 essays were written to “Create a More Perfect Union” and ultimately, created a foundation for the United Stated of America to create an…

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    Federalist No. 10 Summary

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    Federalist No. 10 Main idea: Rationalizes the choosing of a republic, and then goes to outline the the necessity of factions, and their role in society. Factions are introduced in the paper, and the issues that reside around them. There is no way that all men are going to have the same interests, or same amounts of money or property. Because of this, factions are created. The largest faction will ultimately be the poor. This plays into what Madison believes, stating that if there are a ton of…

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    Throughout American history, equality has always been held in focus. The American people strive for equality rights, and work towards an even and balanced life for all. Many people envisioned today’s America long before it was achieved. One of the visionaries was James Madison. Madison was a federalist that helped write the Federalist Articles. Within Federalist No. 10, Madison addresses the dangers of factions, and how we should limit the power of factions. His main goal was to protect the…

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    Federalist 10 Summary

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    Essay Number 2: Examining Factions within Federalist 10 Federalist 10 is often considered one of the most highly regarded piece of political writings ever put to paper. Federalist 10 addresses the question of how to guard against factions and their propensity to cause a rift in a republic. Written by James Madison working under the pseudonym Publius, Federalist 10 was published on November 22, 1787. In response to Federalist 10 the Anti-Federalists would release two pieces of writing combating…

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    The American Revolution was a war that took place in the thirteen colonies from 1776 to 1783. In this war, the colonies fought for their independence from the tyrannical British government. The British had failed to comply with the needs of the colonists so the colonists broke away. The American Revolution could not have occurred if the colonists did not have similar interests and also couldn't have occurred if they did not join together to fight for those particular interests that were trying…

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