Federalist 10 Analysis

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The Federalist papers are a series of documents created by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. The papers discuss how the new government system that was beginning to be developed in the 1780s was going to work and be carried out. The authors wanted to write the Federalist papers to create a document that would help to interpret the United States constitution. Federalist papers #10 and #51 were both written by James Madison. Federalist paper #10 is called “The Utility of the Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection” I think the most significant point in Federalist paper #10 is that Madison wanted to do away with “Factions”, or political parties. He believes that factions are not the best idea for the country…show more content…
Checks and balances make sure that none of the three branches of government; the legislative branch, the executive branch, and the judicial branch, gain too much power or too little power compared to the other branches. In the document, Madison says “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” By this, he means that before the government can Madison mentions how he believes we need to keep the branches of government from getting too much power because it can put the peoples’ rights and liberties in jeopardy. To keep it this way, he thinks the government systems should be somewhat independent. Madison wants citizens to be able to have a say in what is going on in the country and not be taken over by a government that is too strong. In conclusion, I think the Federalist papers are very important documents to the history of our country. They provide us with a good look into how three men, James Madison specifically, thought our country should be run when the government was first starting to develop. I think it is so interesting to see how many things have changed and how many of the concepts mentioned that we still use
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