Federalist No. 10 Analysis

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James Madison was an American statesman, political theorist, and the fourth President of the United States. He is known as the "Father of the Constitution" for being influential in the drafting of the U.S. Constitution and author of the Bill of Rights. Direct democracy also known as pure democracy is a form of democracy in which people decide policy initiatives directly. This differs from the majority of modern Western-style democracies, which are indirect democracies. Madison's showed that the republican form of government established under the new Constitution was established and would avoid the consequences confronted by other forms of popular government, especially pure democracies. He illustrated a difference between a republic and a pure democracy. A faction is a group of…show more content…
A faction in the minority, the ordinary operation of republican government, insures that the faction will not prevail. Problems surface if the faction itself oppresses the majority and if the support is not reserved for majority rule in such cases. Madison said, “…such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths,” which denounces pure democracies. Federalist No. 10 is an essay written by James Madison as the tenth of The Federalist Papers, a series debating for the sanction of the United States Constitution. Federalist No. 10 addresses the question of how to guard against collections of characters with curiosities opposing to the rights of others or the curiosities of the whole society. Madison disputed that a solid, united republic would be superior to guard against those threats than would smaller republics. Progressives philosophy is constructed on the idea

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