The purpose of this essay is to expand your understanding of Federalist Paper 10, Federalist Paper 51, and Anti-Federalist Paper #1 by examining the arguments made in each of these documents and their role in contemporary government and politics. Do the limits on power enshrined in our Constitution and articulated in these Federalist Papers continue to work today?
For Federalist Paper 10, Federalist Paper 51, and anti-Federalist Paper #1:
1. Explain the central argument made and why it was important in the context of then-proposed Constitution.
2. Apply the argument made to an example of contemporary politics. Do the arguments made in these Federalist Papers still apply today? Explain why or why not.
American Government Examined e-reader chapter 2:
- Aichinger, "The Relevance of the Federalist Papers"
- Federalist #10
- Federalist #51
- Anti-Federalist #1
Video Lecture Clips:
- Chapter 2, sections 10, 11, and 12
Tips for Success:
- I will be looking for direct references to assigned readings (author and page # citations are adequate). Again, this is an assignment in which I am looking for your ability to display your knowledge of course materials.
- Recommended length: 4 – 6 paragraphs.
Explanation & Answer
Running head: FEDERALIST PAPERS
The Federalist papers of the United States were written to foster endorsement of a stable
central government in the proposed American constitution. Federalist paper 10, paper 51 and paper
# 1 are some of these papers (Riker, 2012). Madison in his federalist paper 10 supported the
proposed law by stating that it would form a government that would control damage and violence
caused by political factions due to different views and ideas thus promote national unity. America
had democratic political structures by then which were full of factions thus endangered the lives of
Americans. Madison argued...
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