Summary Of The Federalist Papers

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The Federalist Papers contains eighty-five essays that were written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay under their pen name of “Publius.” The Federalist Papers were written to urge the citizens of New York to ratify the new United States Constitution. The essays were published to the New York newspapers between October 27, 1787 and May 1788. The title was not originally “The Federalist Paper” but just “The Federalist.” Three men that were under the pen name Publius wrote 85 essays and out of three papers, they are generally considered to be one of the most important contributions to the constitution are the Federalist 10, 30, and 51. In Federalist number 10 Madison begins to establishes a government capable of controlling the violence and damage caused by factions. According to Madison factions are “a groups of people who gather together to protect and promote their economic interests, political opinions, and implies of passion.” Madison had two ways to control the factions. “The first was to destroy the liberty essential to their existence and the second was to give everyone the same opinions, passions, and interests.” The documents prefers a Republican Democracy over a Pure Democracy:
From this view of the subject it may be concluded that a pure …show more content…

30, Hamilton argues the need for the Union to “raise sufficient profit through taxes.” Hamilton quote that “Money is, with propriety, considered as the vital principle of the body politic; as that which sustains its life and motion, and enables it to perform its most essential functions.” Hamilton believed that in order to continue to support the national forces, civil list, and payments of national debts, the government needs money, and the only possible way to get money was from taxes. Hamilton was aware that for the government to run effectively taxes were were necessary (Hamilton

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