Summary Of The Federalist Paper No. 51

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The Federalist Papers No. 51 were written by either James Madison or Alexander Hamilton to address the various concerns the residents of New York had with the newly formed government provided to them and the other colonies via the Constitution, more specifically the purpose of the new structure of government, the separation into different branches of the government and each branch’s reliance on the people, and the system of checks and balances and duties placed on each branch among other things. The Federalist Papers No. 51 also explained the necessity of the government outlined in the Constitution and why the founding fathers found it best to arrange the new government the way they did. One of the main ideas addressed in the Federalist …show more content…

The only answer that can be given is, that as all these exterior provisions are found to be inadequate, the defect must be supplied, by so contriving the interior structure of the government…” The author explains that the only way to keep the government the way they want it is to fix it from the inside out – which his precisely what the new form of government offered in the Constitution does. Another idea explained in the Federalist Papers No. 51 by the author was the government was separated into different branches of power, each with their own set of rules, obligations, and goals to strive for in order to keep the freedoms of all people at the forefront. He states, “In order to lay a due foundation for that separate and distinct exercise of the different powers of government, which to a certain extent is admitted on all hands to be essential to the preservation of liberty, it is evident that each department should have a will of its own.” Although separated into different branches, each branch of government is dependent on its people, who are the foundation of a lawful authority, yet the founders realized that if that idea were followed full out the citizens would have a voice in selecting the judges, presidents and other legislators. The founders soon recognized various pragmatic difficulties in making every office

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