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Political science : Government

Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison wrote eighty-five articles suppo

Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison wrote eighty-five articles supporting ratification of the Constitution.  The writers’ two-fold purpose was to defend the principles of the Constitution and gain support in the New York ratification vote.  Today, The Federalist Papers serve as an original source of interpretation of the Constitution by the Founders.  They are for all intents and purposes a window into the minds of the creators of our government. 
Read Federalist 10 by James Madison.  As you read, take notes listing Madison’s key points, such as his reason for writing the article and what he proposed.  Next, move to the quiz and answer the four questions.
1.  What was James Madison’s central concern in Federalist 10?
2.  What remedy did Madison seek?
3.  As in Federalist 51, Madison in Federalist 10 referred to the advantages of a large republic.  Explain his support for a large republic over a pure democracy.
4.  How is his remedy useful in today’s civic culture?

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Political science : Government

Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison wrote eighty-five articles suppo

Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison wrote eighty-five articles supporting ratification of the Constitution.  The writers’ two-fold purpose was to defend the principles of the Constitution and gain support in the New York ratification vote.  Today, The Federalist Papers serve as an original source of interpretation of the Constitution by the Founders.  They are for all intents and purposes a window into the minds of the creators of our government. 
Read Federalist 10 by James Madison.  As you read, take notes listing Madison’s key points, such as his reason for writing the article and what he proposed.  Next, move to the quiz and answer the four questions.
1.  What was James Madison’s central concern in Federalist 10?
2.  What remedy did Madison seek?
3.  As in Federalist 51, Madison in Federalist 10 referred to the advantages of a large republic.  Explain his support for a large republic over a pure democracy.
4.  How is his remedy useful in today’s civic culture?

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Political science : Government

Letter of one full page in length to any elected official that represents you*(1

Letter of one full page in length to any elected official that represents you*(1).  The official can be local government, state, or a U.S. congressperson. The subject of your letter will relate to any current issue of interest to you*(2).
*(1)Greg Walker – Indiana State Senator
*(2)Decrease Homeless Rates OR Increase Minimum Wage ( Which ever is easier for you )
Criteria
– Addressed to the proper elected official
– Explained position and provided any relevant factual information that supports position.
– Contains a paragraph that explains specific action requested or desired. (Vote “yes” on bill, propose new legislation, invitation to speak at a function, etc.)

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Political science : Government

Letter of one full page in length to any elected official that represents you*(1

Letter of one full page in length to any elected official that represents you*(1).  The official can be local government, state, or a U.S. congressperson. The subject of your letter will relate to any current issue of interest to you*(2).
*(1)Greg Walker – Indiana State Senator
*(2)Decrease Homeless Rates OR Increase Minimum Wage ( Which ever is easier for you )
Criteria
– Addressed to the proper elected official
– Explained position and provided any relevant factual information that supports position.
– Contains a paragraph that explains specific action requested or desired. (Vote “yes” on bill, propose new legislation, invitation to speak at a function, etc.)

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Political science : Government

In one paragRaph (approximately 4-6 sentences), please compare and contrast Fede

In one paragRaph (approximately 4-6 sentences), please compare and contrast Federalist No 10 with the excerpt from Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America (use the classroom summary); pay particular attention to how both authors theorize about majority rule. Doing so may help your resume much more smoothly