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Gov Final Exam Review 12/12/2007 18:39:00 Federalist # 10 James Madison reflected the view of many of the framers of the U.S. Constitution when he wrote o Such democracies have been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property l and have in general been as short in their lives, as they have been violent in the deaths” o Madison feared that empowering citizens to decide policy directly would be dangerous to freedom, minorities and property and would result o No. 10 addresses the question of how to guard against " factions ," groups of citizens with interests contrary to the rights of others or the interests of the whole community. In today's discourse the term special interest often carries the same connotation. Madison argued that a strong, large republic would be a better guard against those dangers than smaller republics—for instance, the individual states. Democracy Government by the people both directly or indirectly with free and frequent elections Direct Democracy Government in which citizens vote on laws and select officials directly Representative democracy Government in which the people elect those who govern and pass laws, also called a Republic Constitutionalism The set of arrangements including checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, rule of law, due process, and a bill of rights that requires and explain before they act or make laws. We then hold them politically and legally accountable for how they exercise powers. Popular consent The idea that a just government must derive its powers from the consent of the people it governs. Articles of Confederation The first governing document of the confederated states, drafted in 1777, ratified in 1781 and replaced by the present Constitution in 1789. Annapolis Convention
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A convention held in September 1786 to consider problems of trade and navigation attended by five states and important because it issued the call to Congress and the states for what became the Constitutional Convention. Bicameralism
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