POLS 15 SJSU Federalist No 10 By James Madison Summary

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In the appendix to your book you will find a copy of Federalist #10 by James Madison. You can find it online at http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa10.htm

Although it is not very long, it is densely worded, and is probably the most important primary
source one can consult on the theory behind our government’s design. Please read this selection
carefully and summarize Madison’s theories and arguments.


Summarization is an important skill to develop for academic work and for many pursuits. The
point of this exercise is for you to closely read a document and extract the main points.
While you are reading please keep in mind the following questions:
What is the main challenge faced by democracies? How can this problem be solved?

Is there more than one solution? Is one better than the other? Why?



General criteria:
Your paper must be typed. Please use standard margins of one inch on all sides and a
12 point font . Your paper should be 500-600 words long, which is about 2 to 3 double spaced pages. Please
watch your spelling.

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Federalist No. 10 By James Madison – Outline
Thesis Statement: Once factions exist, the citizens will also be created. Subsequently, there will
be majority and minority citizenship light of this, the rights of citizens will be adversely affected.
The aggregate interest of the community will be under threat.
I.

Factions
A. A strong federal government is better than many powerful state governments

II.

Liberty
A. Liberty is essential in both economic and political life

III.

Discrimination and Conflicts
A. A civil society comprises of people with different opinions

IV.

Democracy
A. A republican government is better than a democratic one


Running head: FEDERALIST NO. 10 BY JAMES MADISON

Federalist No. 10 By James Madison

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FEDERALIST NO. 10 BY JAMES MADISON

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Federalist No. 10 By James Madison

Factions

A strong federal government is better than many powerful state governments. The state
governments would create factions in America that could ultimately lead to instability in the
whole nation. The violence wo...


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