Counter Arguments To Fed 10 Madison's Rebuttal to Counter Arguments The main argument to Federalist paper 10 was that a Republic the size of the Union would not last due to the immense size and diverse interests of the areas, mainly the North and the South at the time.
The North mainly focused on Trade and Commerce while the South focused on Agriculture, the counter arguers mainly the Anti-Federalist emphasized on economic interest differences which would make it seem likely that the Union wouldn't last.
Samuel Bryan, who was an anti-Federalist argued that a Union would become a Tyranny due to its huge size and how Congress wouldn't be able to understand the interests of its citizens. Anti-Federalists mainly derived some of their theories against the constitutional Union from Montesquieu about how a Republic government can only be small and that a large one couldn't possibly exist for long periods of time. Madison argued that a larger republic would be able to handle all of the diverse interests.
He argued that with representatives, in a small republic that the people could be fooled due to how easy a representative could be chosen. But in a larger republic, it is more likely to have competent representatives from a bigger group of candidates. A simple example would be that a candidate would have to bribe more individuals in a large republic than a small one to get elected to abuse the system.
Since a large republic with representatives who are competent are elected, it has a much better chance of understanding the interests of the people and prevent one group from rising out on the top and seizing power. Popular presentations See more popular or the latest prezis.
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However, those who supported the U. Constitution and therefore, a stronger central government, responded with their own arguments collectively known as the Federalist Papers. Constitution provides the best solution to protect minority rights. Students will understand the following: The institutions and practices of government created during the Revolution and how they were revised between and to create the foundation of the American political system based on the U.
Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The student understands the issues involved in the creation and ratification of the United States Constitution and the new government it established.
Analyze the features of the Constitution, which have made this the most enduring and widely imitated written constitution in world history. Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text e.
Analyze in detail how a complex primary source is structured, including how key sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text contribute to the whole. When a majority is included in a faction, the form of popular government, on the other hand, enables it to sacrifice to its ruling passion or interest both the public good and the rights of other citizens.
To secure the public good and private rights against the danger of such a faction, and at the same time to preserve the spirit and the form of popular government, is then the great object to which our inquiries are directed. Let me add that it is the great desideratum by which this form of government can be rescued from the opprobrium under which it has so long labored and be recommended to the esteem and adoption of mankind.
From this view of the subject it may be concluded that a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischiefs of faction. A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual.
A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the cure for which we are seeking. Let us examine the points in which it varies from pure democracy, and we shall comprehend both the nature of the cure and the efficacy which it must derive from the Union.
The two great points of difference between a democracy and a republic are: The effect of the first difference is, on the one hand, to refine and enlarge the public views, by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens, whose wisdom may best discern the true interest of their country, and whose patriotism and love of justice will be least likely to sacrifice it to temporary or partial considerations.
The question resulting is, whether small or extensive republics are more favorable to the election of proper guardians of the public weal; and it is clearly decided in favor of the latter by two obvious considerations: In the first place, it is to be remarked that, however small the republic may be, the representatives must be raised to a certain number, in order to guard against the cabals of a few; and that, however large it may be, they must be limited to a certain number, in order to guard against the confusion of a multitude.
In the next place, as each representative will be chosen by a greater number of citizens in the large than in the small republic, it will be more difficult for unworthy candidates to practice with success the vicious arts by which elections are too often carried and, the suffrages of the people being more free, will be more likely to center in men who possess the most attractive merit and the most diffusive and established characters.
It must be confessed that in this, as in most other cases, there is a mean, on both sides of which inconveniences will be found to lie. By enlarging too much the number of electors, you render the representative too little acquainted with all their local circumstances and lesser interests; as by reducing it too much, you render him unduly attached to these and too little fit to comprehend and pursue great and national objects.
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The Federalist, Paper Number 10 James Madison A mong the numerous advantages promised by a well-constructed Union, none deserves to be more accurately developed than its tendency to break and control the violence of faction. By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or minority of the whole, who are . AP GOV. Units of Study. Federalist Federalist Paper #10 This lesson explores James Madison’s Federalist Paper #10 and his answer to the critics’ charge that a republic would not protect the rights of a minority simply because the minority will always be out-voted by the majority. It also asks students to evaluate the extent to.
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