Analysis Of James Madison's Involvement In Drafting The Constitution

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Engl Composition and Readin Summary Federalist #51 James Madison stated “a will in the community independent of the majority, that is, of the society itself; the other, by comprehending in the society so many separate descriptions of citizens, as will render an unjust combination of a majority of the whole very improbable, if not impracticable.” My paper will attempt to explain the preceding passage, and give a brief description of his involvement in drafting the Constitution. The will of the people is the inclination of the people mainly from the majority. For example many different favorable opportunists came to influence the will of the people from politics, new business e.g. the railroad in the civil war period, becoming a more powerful union as a state.. James Madison made laws that kept the will of the people from being influenced by those…show more content…
The only answer that can be given is, that as all these exterior provisions are found to be inadequate, the defect must be supplied, by so contriving the interior structure of the government as that its several constituent parts may, by their mutual relations, be the means of keeping each other in their proper places.” Here he sets the theme of his discussion creating the system of checks and balances that keep our country from becoming an anarchy. James Madison wrote 29 of the 85 Federalist Papers mostly dealing with the ratification of The Constitution. When The Constitution was ratified in 1788 James Mason became a member of the house of representatives and drafted 9 of the 10 amendments The Bill of Rights. He also had a large part in acquiring The Louisiana Purchase doubling the size of the nation at that time. Dolly Madison, and James were forced to flee the White house in The War of 1812, but she managed to save many national
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