The Federalist was at first published in New York newspapers with the precise intention of convincing the huge Anti-federalist population of New York to vote in support of the Constitution.Keeping in mind that the Constitution was legitimately ratified by 9 of the 13 states, the number of votes needed, without the votes of New York and Virginia, it will not be wrong to make an assumption that the Constitution would have been ratified even without The Federalist..Eventually both states, Virginia and New York approved he constitution, but neither of these states were among the first 9 states who voted in favor, nevertheless the Constitution did go into effect without them sanctioning the proposed Constitution.However in 1787-88, the same p...
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Hamilton, A, Madison, J, & Jay, J 2005 The federalist.Apart from the role of acting as the alternative voice for the proponents of the new constitution, the papers represented an independent view that probably was not affected by the euphoria of having a new constitution in place.From the analysis of the assertions contained in the paper number eighty four, it is clear that the constitution that was in the process of being ratification contained some serious flows, and thus, it required attention to be paid to the areas of concern.According to Hamilton, Madison, and Jay, (2005, P. 152), the anti-federalist papers showed that the constitution that was in the process of development required a serious consideration to make sure that it effe...
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According to Madison in Federalist Paper No.The great problem in framing a government is that a government must be able to control the people, but equally important, must be forced to ___________________.What branch of government does Madison believe is the most powerful?Describe the main point of Federalist Paper No.Explain Madison’s definition of faction in Federalist Paper No.
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W. Bush was more of an anti-federalist and President elect Barrack Obama more of a federalist.This paper therefore shall compare the presidencies of two presidents, President elect Barrack Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush.His call to strengthen the federal government and his actions of abandoning the Bush administration policies further reinforce this fact.President Obama, however, would more fit in with the federalist group.His actions largely bordering on developing policies that benefit all Americans equally show a federalist nature.
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If there would have been no credible arguments against the proposed constitution then there would have been no need for the intense material of The Federalist.Madison commented that The Federalist offers “the most authentic exposition of the text of the Federal Constitution, as understood by the Body which prepared and the authority which accepted it.” Madison when writing Federalist No.As a work of political theory, then, The Federalist flies fairly close to the ground, rarely soaring into the stratosphere of philosophical abstraction.” Articles of Confederation If the Articles of Confederation would not have failed then there would have been no Constitution and surely no Federalist Papers.
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Federalist As mentioned before, the people of New York were persuaded by the publishing of the Federalist for the ratification of the Constitution.It was against such a background that The Federalist Papers emerged, combining the traits Robert A. Ferguson ascribes to the Constitution: generic strength, manipulative brilliance, cunning restraint, and practical eloquence.Passing references and explicit references regarding the specific indebtedness with a clear sign were contained in the twenty-three Federalist Papers.Strong and rational justifications were provided for each choice of the Constitution Convention by the Federalist papers.In addition, major references to classical antiquity were contained in six out of eighty-five of the Fed...
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These papers circulated through New York and other states and soon after ratification passed in the New York and Virginia state conventions.After it was faced with threatened treatment as a foreign government, it passed ratification of May 29, 1790. .This document encouraged the ratification of the Constitution.The Federalist assured the public that the first step of the new government would adopt a Bill of Rights.The last and final state to ratify the Constitution was Rhode Island.
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Alexander Hamilton took up the mantle of the Office of the President in Federalist Papers #67 – 77, specifically addressing the duration in Office for the President in Federalist Paper #71 (FP#71).The Anti-Federalist response (unlike the Federalist) was not coordinated, but was effective in voicing valid concerns about the formation of our government.While the concerns of the Anti-Federalists addressed many features of the formation of our government, this paper will focus on the Anti-Federalist concerns over the Executive Office and the presidential term of office, to fit within the parameters of the assignment.One of the main concerns of the Anti-Federalists, the formation of the Executive Branch and the powers given to this office, wa...
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All of these acts served to diminish the Federalist power base, resulting in its gradual removal from power over the period between 1798 through 1808. .Although the Federalist party had broken down and the Democratic-Republicans were the dominant political party by 1808, by 1824, with the election of Jackson to power, the American populous had once again come to see the wisdom of a two party system.A protracted fight between Adams and Hamilton had extended until the entire Federalist ranks had been engulfed and divided (Malone 129).During his term as president, Adams contributed to the eventual downfall of the Federalist party.Once again, the election was to be between Jefferson of the Democratic-Republicans, and the Federalist incumbent...
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Hamilton next addresses the “union as a safeguard against domestic faction and insurrection (Hamilton, 1787).” He starts out in Federalist Number 9 with a strong statement—“a firm union will be of the utmost moment to the peace and liberty of the States, as a barrier against domestic faction and insurrection (Hamilton 1787).” .He also says in Federalist Number 5 that as a united nation, we would be free of all “jealousies” and we would be “joined in affection (Jay, 1787).In Federalist Number 10, James Madison takes up the fight.John Jay remarks in Federalist Number 3 that “[t]he safety of the people doubtless has relation to a great variety of circumstances and considerations, and consequently affords great latitude to those who wish ...
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With this perspective in mind, we can now compare the two presidents.Furthermore, his actions to weaken the federal government so as to strengthen the conservative side of the government wing show that he is more anti-federalist than a federalist.His actions largely bordering on developing policies that benefit all Americans equally show a federalist nature.Though it can be seen that through his action, President Obama is setting into the mold of a federalist it is still too young in his presidential term to conclude on the issue.Thus it can be seen that he would largely fit in with the anti-federalist group.
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(To tackle how it was originally envisaged I will make reference to documents written by these parties and extensively use quotes from The Spirit of Laws, The Federalist Papers and the American Constitution to back up my points and to analysis what they originally envisaged) I will write about this in the section after discussing Montesquieu and his views on ‘Separation of powers’.Paper 51 sets out in more detail how the separation of powers will work and further emphasises his purpose of support for the separation of powers ‘The great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself' the important phrase here it to control itself, this shows an u...
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Conclusively, to some extent the statement that Jeffersonian Republicans are characterized as strict constructionalists and the Federalists are broad constructionalists is inaccurate.Another instance in which, the Federalist show their views changed is in The Hartford Convention of 1815.The federalist are contradicting themselves by stating that throughout this statement that the federal government can’t do anything without approval from the individual states.In the years of 1801 to 1817, both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, while supporting a strict construction of the constitution, addressed to loose interpretation of the constitution during their presidencies, while the Federalist, originally supporting a broad view, countered the...
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Other common interest of the Federalist and the Anti-Federalist was the preservation of liberty and government.I agree with a quote from Federalist James Madison that states “ambition must be made to counteract ambition”.In the Anti-Federalists papers Brutus states that it is human nature to want power, and by having one central government it would result in an absolute power.Madison’s idea of government as a reflection of human nature is described in Federalist Papers.The Federalist and the Anti-Federalist had very conflicting views on several things; however, they did have some similar views on topics such as on human nature and how it affected government.
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Explain how women gained their civil rights, as well as current Women’s Rights issues.-19th Amendment .-Federalist #51 .-Federalist #10 .-Disabled Americans .
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The War of 1812: Past Justifications and Present Interpretations.Hamilton founded the Federalist Party while Jefferson helped form the democratic Republican Party.In analyzing this paper, I will seek to analyze the root causes of the war as well as the reasons for the polarization of the opinions between the southerners and the New England interests.Berkeley: University of California Press.Massachusetts: Lexington.
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John Miller highlighted the conflict of beliefs between the Federalist and the Republican parties.This includes the passing the Alien and Sedition Acts, which the Federalist proposed in Congress and then, President Adams approved.Reference Miller, J. C. Crisis in Freedom: The Alien and Sedition Acts.The Federalist party who was holding the majority seat and congress and also the favor of the administration took advantage of this situation for their political gain.The Federalist took control of the country by using the threat of the French as the justification for their actions.
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John Jay A Federalist that was one of the three authors of The Federalist Papers.James Madison Wrote the Virginia Plan in Congress and participated in writing The Federalist Papers.This was due to Adams being a Federalist while his Vice-President, Thomas Jefferson, was a Republican.In order to remedy this, Federalists such as James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay wrote a series of essays which came to be known as The Federalist Papers.This was the first peaceful transfer of power and ended the Federalist decade.
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foundingfathers.info/federalistpapers Accessed May 2 2007 Frederick Quinn, “The Federalist Papers Reader and Historical Documents of Our American Heritage,” (Seven Locks Press, 1997) 268 pages.OpenDocument Accessed May 2 2007. .Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison “The Federalist Papers,” New American Library, 1961.“The Federalist Papers represent the most long-lived contributions of a golden age of pamphlet literature.htm Accessed May 2 2007 Shlomo Slonim, “The Federalist Papers and the Bill of Rights.
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State when The Federalist was printed and published.Describe The Federalist Papers are and when they started b. Thesis: The Federalist influenced the ratification of the Constitution by making some of their most important arguments, including the importance of being in a Union by having a Constitution, answering to the objections made by the Anti-federalists about separation of powers, and defending opposing arguments made against the characteristics of the executive and judicial branch as provided in the Constitution.(Federalist 10) IV.c. A term of good behavior was necessary to get qualified people for the positions; it would also give them time to develop knowledge.(Montesquieu) c. The branches need some limited power of the other bra...
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If Hamilton, Madison, and Jay had revealed their identity in The Federalist Papers then they would have been known as advocates of specific positions instead of being recognized by their arguments, and also this would have become a part of the argument over the Constitution.The Federalist no.Of the former The Federalist is by far the most famous and certainly the most widely read in our day.They emerged as advocates of states’ rights and this idea was clearly explained in The Federalist Papers, yet they were also evidently advocating for a strong national government.Countering the belief, which is often ascribed to Montesquieu, that republics could stay alive only in small areas taken by identical inhabitants, Madison in The Federalist n...
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(Storing, 1981) A consideration of Brutus’ and Storing’s work leads us to a definition of the Anti- Federalist model of government as one that upholds the rights of the individual, provides measures that will resist a descent into a ‘tyrannic aristocracy,’ and emphasizes a small national government as opposed to a large representative one.In another case, Goldwin and Schambra (1980) argue on the side of the Anti-Federalists and Democrats when they suggest that the Federalist framers of the Constitution were primarily concerned with preserving their property, and not with giving democracy a free rein.Based on Elazar and Publius’ works, the federalist model of government can be defined as a system that is based on contractual arrangements,...
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They believed that the Articles of Confederation were a good plan for the nation, and they opposed strong central government, believing that it threatened the rights of the common people.In general, the Anti-Federalists were the poorer classes of society.Anti-Federalists opposed omitting any reference to God and therefore, the law should go with the laws of God.The constitution also lacked a bill of rights by being able to override the bills of rights created by state governments.They also opposed a standing army and the constitution.
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This gigantic sale would prove to be one of the lasting legacies of his Presidency, thus illustrating him as a man who believed in Federalist principles.Perhaps the best way to put it is that they both were Democratic – Republicans with Federalist tendencies.All of these things that Madison approved were principles that were cornerstones of the Federalist beliefs.In the Nineteenth Century, the Federalist and Democratic – Republican parties were greatly opposed to one another.Most notably they both expanded the power of the presidency and the federal government, something that the Democratic – Republicans were strongly against.
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Alexander Hamilton- saved convention in Maryland from failure by engineering the adoption of his report; called upon congress to summon a convention in Philadelphia next year not to deal with commerce; His speech on his plan= 1 delegate convinced; Joined John Jay & Madison in writing The Federalist .Constitution adopted June 21, 1788- 9 states expect VA,NY,NC & Ohio ratified the constitution .Federalists- favored the new Constitution; had power & influence; support of George Washington and Franklin; wealthier/ more educated and organized then antifederalists; controlled the press; contender every branch, executive, judiciary, & legislative; thought by settling the drifting ship of state on steady course, they could re...
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From their conception with the Federalist and Anti-Federalists, to the complex two-party system dominated by Republicans and Democrats through the Civil War, the political parties have helped shape our nation into what it is today.Although the Federalists Party would barely survive through the election of 1796, the first election with candidates belonging to official parties that awarded John Adams the presidency, the internal tension within the party would caus... .With the assassination of Lincoln on April 14th, Andrew Johnson would rise to the presidency and lead the nation into the struggle for reconstruction.The treaty ultimately turned the two parties against one another, creating a rift that would eventually lead to the Federalist...
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An argument pointed by the federalist paper which supports the base of democracy in the government is found specifically in federalist paper number 48.Competition Laws in Conflict: Antitrust Jurisdiction in the Global .The federalist being part of the constitution has continued on to prevent tyranny of the majority in every aspect of the country including economy, politics, military and finance.From a historical standpoint, the view of the Federalist has always been opposite to the existence of tyranny of the majority.The federalist does not seek to inhibit growth of these organizations but rather it prevents the organization from being a factor that could prevent the growth of other organization due to their own interests.
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In conclusion, allof the above can be considered in some way a form of propaganda.Despite the Antifederalists efforts, ratification preceded quickly, and in 1788 theConstitution was theoretically possible to go into effect.It can be insinuatedthat the Federalists Papers had a definite impact in the minds of Americans,whose attitudes are usually a reflection of the results of Congress’s actions.Ithink that the Federalists Papers, the Declaration of Independence, and Paine’s Common Sense were all forms of propaganda.The essays were later compiled to form a book and were laterknown as The Federalists Papers.
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Though the Democrat and Republican Parties are still around to this day, the issues they support are very different than they used to be.After the war, the republicans supported high tariffs and promoted economic development.There have been many different political parties come and go in American history and there will likely be more in the future.Some important Federalist party supporters were: George Washington, John Adams, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton.As long as people continue to have .
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Chapter 9 Study Guide .Key Terms & People: .Land Ordinance of 1785 The Federalist .Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom Shay’s Rebellion .There were three branches, the legislative, executive, and judicial and each had its own power as well as an opportunity to check the other branched to assure that no branch abused its power.
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