The Federalist Papers By Alexander Hamilton

778 WordsSep 10, 20164 Pages
Written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, the Federalist Papers are a collection of essays that were created in order to defend the Constitution against claims that stated it threatened the freedom and liberty of individuals, and gave too much power to the national government. The 78th essay of the Federalist Papers was written by Alexander Hamilton in efforts to address one of these concerns, that anti-federalists feared the independence of the Judiciary. In this paper, Hamilton recognized and acknowledged the concerns that the anti-federalists had with the Judiciary and defends it by stating why it is necessary for our government and why the people should not fear it for being undemocratic. He creates his argument by explaining how judges are appointed, making clear its purpose and detailing how it’s the least dangerous branch. These ideas that he expressed and argued for can be most clearly seen implemented into Article III of the Constitution, which covers the Judiciary. Publius, or Hamilton, while writing paper 78, addresses the concerns that were written down in the anti-federalist papers under the name Brutus. The primary concern is that the judiciary power is too independent to be beneficial for the people. They are worried about this because the members of the judiciary have a life tenure, which is a lifetime term as long as good behavior is maintained, after they are appointed by the president and confirmed by the senate. This branch is one
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