Link to the primary source:
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Please provide a 2 page detailed report that analyzes James Madison’s Federalist # 10 by answering any number of the following questions:
1. Why did Madison write this essay? Consider the historical events occurring at the time
2. What do you think Madison considered a faction?
3. Analyze this quote specifically and make connections to political events currently occurring in the United States:
“Complaints are everywhere heard from our most considerate and virtuous citizens, equally the friends of public and private faith, and of public and personal liberty, that our governments are too unstable, that the public good is disregarded in the conflicts of rival parties, and that measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority”
4. What lessons should be taken from this document?
5. Analyze this quote specifically:
“No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity. With equal, nay with greater reason, a body of men are unfit to be both judges and parties at the same time; yet what are many of the most important acts of legislation, but so many judicial determinations, not indeed concerning the rights of single persons, but concerning the rights of large bodies of citizens? And what are the different classes of legislators but advocates and parties to the causes which they determine? Is a law proposed concerning private debts?”