Madisons initial approximation for a plan to solve the US problem.
1. Purposes: proportional representation. The number of reps are proportionate to
2. Included separation of powers.
- Legislature-not proportional rep
American Founding Notes:
*Philosophical Fallacy- Ad Hominem- an argument interpreted by the arguers
standpoint not your own.
Articles of Confederation: words definition accounts to that period of time.
Want: meaning to lack- they lacked ratifica
1. Separation of Powers- ability to make laws.
- The Locke/ Montesquieu connection. Monte added separation of the judicial
power. Colonist were interested in removing judicial power from the hand of
executive powergiven their experience with
Debate on Representation-Constitutional Convention
1. Roger Sherman- vision very different from Madisons. Favors place of states in
the political systems. Unlike Mr. Reed who would do away with the favor of the
* At the Constitutional Convention-
American Founding-3rd Test Notes
2. Madison points out, that while in a Republic, the power of the people is
submitted to a single government, the situation in the US is advantageous
because the rights of the people receive the additional secu
Institutional Design: of the Articles
Unanimous consent of States to Amend
Common articles from state to state.
Principle: unanimity made it important to amend (never in a state)
In order to amend you have to :
a. For a bill to become a law, 9 state
*Wilson, Madison and Hamilton are not for the people choosing any branch.
Madisons argument continued:
aa. In Greece and Rome the rich and poor creditors and debtors alternately oppressed
*Republics die and when they die, they die a short deat
Madisons For: Debate on National Veto:
1. National veto on state laws for complete system.
2. From our experienced states tend encroachment on federal authority, violate
national treaties, infringe rights of each other, oppress weaker party within
12. Hamilton in Fed 71- purpose of the executive/ national veto power:
The executive should be in a situation to dare to act his own opinion with
vigor and decision.
13. Efficiency of the in the legislature in contrast to the executive, according to
1. Madisons solution for maintaining separation of powers in Federalist 51:
Ambition has to counteract ambition pg. 61 in the federalist
The US has advantage of submitting two governments, then divided among
the branches- double security
A check on eac
In this weeks discussion we examined the role media plays on our news. Before the
Internet became a sensation, many people depended on reading the newspaper for
news that happened both locally and globally. With the Internet being such a staple