Argument for the Constitution

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Argument for the  Constitution James Madison’s Federalist #10 and  51
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Federalist #10 Madison’s ideal of a republican form of  government Major study of the history of the republics Believed he had found the source of the problem  that caused republics to fail ?????
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Federalist #10 Faction “Among the numerous advantages promised by a well  constructed Union, none deserves to be more  accurately developed than its tendency to break and  control the violence of faction. The friend of popular  governments never finds himself so much alarmed for  their character and fate, as when he contemplates  their propensity to this dangerous vice.”
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Faction What are factions? Group in society composed of small number  of people United by a common impulse or passion  (interest) Is adverse to the rights of other citizens or the  common good
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Factions Historically, 3 things happen to republics  because of faction 1. People lose control of the government Frequent elections will take care of this but it  increases the other two problems 2. Majority could govern oppressively Representative has to go back for re-election –  he must support what the majority wants The majority could be a faction
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Factions 1. Over long run, majority will make bad  governing decisions These decisions may hurt other groups In light of these problems, Madison is  challenged to find a way to either eliminate  factions or to control their effects
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Eliminate or Control
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