NOTES Federalist 52, 55, 62, 64, 70-72, and 78

NOTES Federalist 52, 55, 62, 64, 70-72, and 78 -...

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September 10, 2007 MC 201-10 Federalist 52 The House of Representatives Qualifications of the Electors and the Elected o Suffrage is very important to a republican government o Must be 25 years of age, have 7 years of citizenship, and inhabitant of the state (s)he wishes to represent, and not already be holding political office Biennial Elections o Are they safe: they are the only way that the people can feel connected with the government o Useful or Necessary: They are important because they allow the people to remove representatives whom they feel are not keeping the people’s best interest at heart The legislature holds only a third of the power The legislature can be controlled by the people and the other legislatures They have less power and are less likely to be corrupted Federalist 55 The Number of Representatives in the House of Representative Charges Against: o Too small a number to satisfactorily represent the public opinion o Not able to relate to the public the represent o Will not sympathize with those they represent o With the increasing population, the representatives will do a decreasingly satisfactory job of representing Because of the disparity in the populations and methods of representation of each state, a standard must be set. o It is important to note that the character of each representative must be taken into account. 65 Representatives: One for every 30 thousand citizens. Big Idea : There must be a standard for the numbers of representatives from each state such that as the population grows, so can its representation. Federalist 62 The Senate Qualifications of the Senators o More advanced in age and longer citizenship than that of Representatives 35 years old 9 years of citizenship Appointment by State Legislatures o Creates a link between State and Federal governments Equality of Representation o A compromise between small and large states
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