Govt name Federalist #10 Large Republic: Best Control of Effects of Faction



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Federalist #10 --- Large Republic: Best Control of Effects of Faction

[from a ‘rewritten’ version called Federalist Papers: In Modern Language]


  1. This text is aiming to argue in *favor* of ratifying the new U.S. Constitution by arguing that a large republic (one country, with one central government, comprised of the States) is better than many small republics (that is, without a strong central government, as it was under the Articles). As you read, underline each place where the author (James Madison, most likely) gives a reason *why* a large republic is better.

  2. List here everything that the author of Number 10 cites as a truth, a rule or a *given*, something that he expects any and all to agree with:




  1. Summarize the reasons given in favor of a large republic:

Federalist #51 --- Separation of Powers: Structural Checks and Balances

[from a ‘rewritten’ version called Federalist Papers: In Modern Language]



  1. This text is aiming to argue in *favor* of ratifying the new U.S. Constitution by arguing that there are many “safeguards” in the document to make sure that democracy can thrive. As you read, underline each potential problem in the republic and wavy-underline each place where the author (James Madison, most likely) proposes a solution or a prevention of a potential problem.

  2. List here the author’s views of human nature, drawing on both pieces in your answer:


  1. Summarize the arguments given for the particular structures of the Constitution:


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