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  1. Federalist Papers Lesson 5 continued

  2. Collection of 85 essays promoting the ratification of the constitution. • 3 authors (Madison, Hamilton, and Jay) • 1787-1788 What are the Federalist Papers?

  3. Hamilton 51 essays. • Madison 26 essays. • Jay 5 essays • Madison/Hamilton Who Gets Credit

  4. Anti-Federalist Papers written by “Cato” and “Brutus” criticizing the constitution. Hamilton assembles a crew to respond under the pen name “Publius” THE ANSWER

  5. James Madison • USA needs to be a republic to avoid/destroy factions • Factions look out for self interests • Elected Reps look out for common good, not self-interest. • IT CAN WORK IN LARGE COUNTRY Federalist 10

  6. James Madison Once again Anti-Federalist say USA is to big for a republic Madison responds: • Rep at Federal and state level • People are confused with the difference between republic and Democracy. • European countries similar in size use these methods. • New Roads/canals/ other improvements will make it easier to meet with congress. Federalist 14

  7. If all men were angels we would not need government” • People need central government • Checks and balances • 3 branches no deadlock • People surrender powers to government in order to be represented correctly. Federalist 51