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Unformatted text preview: interest often carries the same connotation. Madison argued that a strong, large republic would be a better guard against those dangers than smaller republics, the individual states. It is believed that James Madison took ideas from Thomas Hobbes in regards to ideas of a strong controlling government. Opponents of the Constitution offered counterarguments to his position, which were substantially derived from the commentary of Montesquieu on this subject. Federalist Paper No. 51 Federalist No. 51 is an essay by James Madison, the fifty-first of the Federalist Papers. It was published on February 6, 1788. The purpose of No. 51 is to "form a more correct judgment of the principles and structure of the government planned by the Convention. In the paper, this is done by informing the reader of the safeguards created by the convention to maintain the separate branches of government, and to protect the rights of the people....
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2010 for the course ASD 123123123 taught by Professor Dsadasd during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.
- Spring '09
- The Federalist Papers