The Basic Problem in the Federalist

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The Basic Problem in the Federalist #10 The basic problem that Madison is addressing here is to insure the protection of the minority who is equally important as the majority. Because of the majority, factions, which are parties in the government that push their ideas and political opinions forward, are formed. Because of the large size and fortitude of the majority factions, it is almost 1 ) A democracy uses majority rules. " The larger the population, the more representatives. The two most common forms of government are a democracy and a republic. " Representative government is needed in large countries, not to protect the people from the tyranny of the few, but to guard against the rule of the mob. This also means more divergence of interests which destroys the formation of majority faction. A solution to the control of the majority faction is to have some form of government. The greater number of citizens and greater sphere of country over which the latter may be extended. By reading this essay, it seems to me that Madison cared for affairs of the less fortunate then the affairs of the better off. A democracy won't work in the control of majority faction for two reason. There are two important aspects of why a republic is
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2009 for the course PS PS 231 taught by Professor Knight during the Spring '09 term at Chadron State College.

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