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The Federalist # 10 : Analysis

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The Federalist #10
I. Background Information
The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 essays arguing in support of the United States Constitution.
Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay were the authors who wrote these pieces and the three men wrote under the name of Publius (who was instrumental in the founding of the Roman democracy) instead of signing individual works. They all attended the Constitutional Convention, in fact, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison were the main ones who called for a Constitutional Convention.
The authors’ main objective for The Federalist Papers was to promote the ratification of the Constitution.
Federalists- advocates or supporters of federalism (the extension of powers to the federal government as well as individual states)
Anti-federalists- a person who opposed the ratification of the Constitution in 1789 and thereafter allied with Thomas Jefferson 's Anti-federal Party, which opposed extension of the powers of the federal government. republic- a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them
republican government- a government of the people
The United States government was modeled after the Roman republic, which lasted about 450 years. The branches of the Roman government included a senate, assembly (House of Representatives), and consul (President). The executive branch had two consuls instead of a single executive,
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