AP U.S. History
The Federalists Papers
Directions: Listed below are questions that pertain to Federalist Paper No. 10 and No. 51. Please read No. 10 and answer the questions for No. 10 only for homework. We will complete No. 51 together in class. Answers must be completed individually and in your own words—do not quote the document.
The Federalist No. 10
What does Madison believe is the advantage of a “well constructed Union”?
Why does Madison argue that government should not try to eliminate factions?
What are two ways in which Madison believes factions can be controlled?
What is the “first object of Government,” as stated by Madison?
What form of government promises the cure?
How does he relate this form of government to the dynamic of the Union and the States composing it?