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Federalist Papers
Questions for Federalist Number 10


  1. What is a faction? Why are factions a problem in government?



  1. What are the causes of faction in society? Explain using evidence from the reading.



  1. What are “the most common and durable source of factions”?



  1. What does Madison argue that the causes of faction cannot be removed?



  1. What are the methods for curing the mischiefs of faction? What are the methods for removing the causes of faction?




  1. Why does a republic do a better job of controlling the effects of faction than a pure democracy? Why does a large republic do a better job of controlling the effects of faction than a small republic?




  1. To what extent will enlightened leadership solve the problems of factions? Why does Madison more trust in the leaders than the people?




  1. Overall, what is Madison view of human nature? What evidence in the reading supports this?



Questions on Madison's Federalist Number 51


  1. How is Madison’s view of man reflected Federalist 51? Compare this to Federalist 10.



  1. What does Madison mean by the statement “ambition must be made to counteract ambition”?



  1. Which does Madision believe is the ‘great difficult’ with government?



  1. Which methods does Madison suggest to check the powers of government?



  1. What is federalism?



  1. What argument is Madison using to support the concept of federalism?


  1. What are the two great advantages of federalism, according to Madison?



  1. What is the "end" (supreme goal) of government, according to Madison?


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