An Analysis Of Alexander Hamilton's Three Branch Democracy

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Primary Source Reading In the late 18th century, a country was founded that today is known as the United States of America. The beginning of the great empire, however was not as well organized as it is in the modern times. A series of congressional mistakes and inadequacies were finally recognized when Shay's Rebellion of 1786 illuminated the need for more government power over the states, and new constitution to formalize it (Hart, 55). James Madison was the driving force behind the Constitutional Convention to create the document. However, the constitution needed ratification, and the state of New York was undecided. To persuade them, Madison and Alexander Hamilton wrote The Federalist, a series of eighty-five independent articles which were…show more content…
One particular document, number 51 written by James Madison on February 6th 1788, was rich with persuasive arguments in favor of the three branch democracy known today. The article not only convinced the colonials, but helped historians of the modern century understand the fears and questions of the public. Madison persuaded the people by explaining how the government’s heightened power was not to dictate them, but to provide fair rulings through checks and balances and the separation of powers. These of course were Madison's ideas, and the document did not express the reasoning behind people opposed to the three branch formula for their democracy. However, it was enough to win over the state of New York, and the…show more content…
51 demonstrates the logical mechanics of the United States government and its underlying support of its citizens’ liberty. Nevertheless, the idea of freedom still isn’t globally accepted. Today, the Chinese communist government treats its’ citizens much like England did before the revolution: “For example, the government continues to exert its absolute control over politics, and often looks to eradicate domestic “threats” for the stability of the country through excessive use of force and authority.” (Shah, “China and Human Rights”) If the article The Federalist No. 51 was released today in China, there would it would be politically unsettling resulting in the author’s persecution. Contrastingly, because America protects the freedom of press, if it was released in America today it would be widely read and debated. However, it may not be widely accepted. The original outline of the Constitution endorsed by the article doesn’t recognize all human rights. For instance, it is prejudicial toward slaves and women. Despite this, the writers implemented the elasticity of allowing amendments just for this reason. In conclusion, The Federalist No. 51 demonstrates the communion and freedom of a nation laid out mechanically by James

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