Anti-Federalists Vs Federalist

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One of the many debated issues between the Federalists and the Anti-federalists was whether a republican form of government could succeed in a country the size of the United States. This debate was actualized in the arguments of the Letters of Brutus and Federalist 10. In Federalist 10 Madison argues that a strong, large republic better protects against the dangers of factions. He says that factions are usually found in small republics because there is fewer diversity of opinion. In Federalist 10 he explains, “the fewer the distinct parties and interest, the more frequently will a majority be found…, the more easily will they concert and execute their plans of oppression.” The smaller the number of citizens the faster a majority opinion can

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