Madisons Federalist #10 has become the most renowned of the Federalist Papers and a leading statement of American political theory. In 5-6 double-spaced pages, critically examine this essay. (And by critically I mean thoughtfully/analytically, not necessarily negatively). Be sure to assess Madison’s views on human nature, “factions” in a free society (and their remedy), and his argument about the best type of republican government. From what you have read, how do Madison’s ideas about the “good republic” compare to those of his fellow Framers?
M6 Readings and Resources
Required Readings and Resources
M6 Content Guide: Alexander Hamilton (1751-1803)
M6 Content Guide: James Madison (1751-1836)
M6 Content Guide: Madison and Hamilton Revisited
Wood: Chapter 15
Hamilton’s 1791 “Report on Manufactures” (Excerpts)
Hamilton’s Interpretation of “General Welfare” Clause
Madison’s Response: National Gazette Essays
Madison’s Views on Political Parties (1792)
Madison – “Property” (1792)
Public Opinion & Republicanism
How Democratic Was Democratic-Republican Madison?
Alexander Hamilton and the Early Republic
The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison