What does the Federalist Paper 10 mean?

Federalist No. 10 is an essay written by James Madison as the tenth of The Federalist Papers: a series of essays initiated by Alexander Hamilton arguing for the ratification of the United States Constitution.
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What did the Federalist #10 do?

Federalist No. 10 (1787) Written by James Madison, this essay defended the form of republican government proposed by the Constitution. Critics of the Constitution argued that the proposed federal government was too large and would be unresponsive to the people.
  • Who were the main anti federalists?

    Notable Anti-Federalists
    • Patrick Henry.
    • Samuel Adams.
    • George Mason.
    • Richard Henry Lee.
    • Robert Yates.
    • James Monroe.
    • Amos Singletary.
  • What did the Federalists want?

    The Federalists wanted a strong government and strong executive branch, while the anti-Federalists wanted a weaker central government. The Federalists did not want a bill of rights —they thought the new constitution was sufficient. The anti-federalists demanded a bill of rights.
  • What were the main arguments of the Federalists for ratification?

    The Federalists formed to support ratification, while the Anti-Federalists assembled to oppose the new Constitution. The Federalists quickly organized and gained the advantage over their opponents. They focused initially on the states that favored the need for a new national Constitution.
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Why were the Federalist papers so important?

Written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, the essays originally appeared anonymously in New York newspapers in 1787 and 1788 under the pen name "Publius." The Federalist Papers are considered one of the most important sources for interpreting and understanding the original intent of the Constitution.

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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