Compare And Contrast The Effectiveness Of The Constitution

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Why a more centralized and stronger constitution/government was needed? The Utility of the Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection (#10) is perhaps the most famous and highly regarded of the Federalist papers. It was written by one of the Founding Fathers of the Constitution, James Madison, and was published by the Dailey Advisor on Thursday, November 22, 1787.(1) Howard Zinn says, “Madison argued that a representative government… vote of the majority.”(2) According to Madison a faction is “a number of citizens, whether amounting to the majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse or passion, or of interest.”(3) When Madison says majority and minority, he is referring to the…show more content…
The previous Constitution, called the Articles of Confederation, gave state governments more authority. The Anti-Federalists worried that the Constitution gave too much power to the national government at the expense of the state governments, and that there was no Bill of Rights.(16) Patrick Henry argues for a Bill of Rights, “ the necessity of a Bill of Rights appears to me to be greater in this government than ever it was in any government before… Without a Bill of Rights, you will exhibit the most absurd thing to mankind than ever the world saw a government that was abandoned all its powers the power of taxation, the sword, and the purse.”(17) George Clinton argues that a republican style of government cannot ensure the rights of the people and will in turn; make the country into a monarchy. “ A consolidated republican form of government… divided against
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