Federalist Papers

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Federalist Papers 1 . General Introduction Asks to consider a new form of government and explains that now everyone will support the new constitution but he will give many reasons to support it. He also forecasts what will be discussed in the upcoming chapters: political prosperity, inadequacy of the present government, the necessity of a strong energetic government, constitution and its relationship with republican principles, and the protection of liberty and property. Hamilton ends by saying the people will adopt the constitution or there will be an end to a united union. 6 . Concerning Dangers from the Dissentions between States It is not in the interest of any nation to cultivate a philosophic spirit with neighbors. Hamilton fears the separation of state and them becoming separate political entities. 9. The Union as a safeguard against domestic faction and insurrection America’s constitution will be a starting place and will gain improvement such as check and balances. A strong union will hold back a rebellion and Montesquieu argument that large nation cannot have a republic is not true especially because his major concerns are about the size will not help corruption or domestic factions. The government will not fail because it will be more centralized. 10. The Union as a safeguard against domestic faction and insurrection (continued) The constitution is capable of controlling the violence caused by factions. Describes how to guard against factions – groups of citizens whose interest are contrary to the rights of others or to the interest of the entire community. There are two ways to control a faction: remove its cause and control its effects. The first is impossible (would have to remove liberty or enforce the same opinion from everyone. In a larger nation there will be more factions but
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