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Federalist 51 papers - Stephen Lockwood Period 5 Federalist...

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Stephen Lockwood Period 5 Federalist 51 papers 1) What is the thesis of Federalists 51? Without presuming to undertake a full development of this important idea, I will hazard a few general observations, which may perhaps place it in a clearer light, and enable us to form a more correct judgment of the principles and structure of the government planned by the convention.” The thesis was mainly regarding their explanation for the divisions of power that were laid down in the constitution. 2) What is meant by "if men were angels, no government would be necessary?" Madison meant that government itself was just a reflection of the human nature within those who run it. He compares men to angels because it shows the imperfections we possess as opposed to angels themselves. It is difficult for men to govern over men, but it must be done, and in order to do so you must be able to control the governed while at the same time being able to control itself. 3) Give three examples of how the Constitution protects the proper balance of
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2009 for the course POLI SCI POLI 10 taught by Professor Galderisi during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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