Guided Reading Questions for The Federalist, N



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Guided Reading Questions for The Federalist, No. 10



  1. Who wrote Federalist No. 10?

  2. What is its main subject?

  3. What is a faction as Madison understands it? What would we call factions today?

  4. What two things can be done to deal with factions?

  5. Is a country ever free of factions?

  6. What does Madison mean when he says that “Liberty is to faction what air is to fire”?

  7. What are two of the main things that cause factions?

  8. Does Madison think that we will always have wise leaders in place? Quote a section from the document to support your opinion.

  9. What does Madison mean by a pure democracy?

  10. Is America a pure democracy? Explain your answer.

  11. How does Madison define a republic?

  12. What’s the difference between a democracy and a republic, according to Madison?

  13. How does Madison think representatives should be chosen?

  14. How many does he think there should be? Quote a section of the document to support your answer.

  15. What kind of government does Madison think is best for the country? Quote a section of the document to support your answer.


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