Federalist No. 9 – Alexander Hamilton
- A strong union will act as a defense barrier against invasion and domestic problems.
- This will come from a system of checks and balances between the different branches of government.
- Compare the branches of government to planets orbiting the sun – in a single system altogether but also as individual bodies with their own movement.
- Unity preserves peace and guards against factions and keeps our security.
- Hamilton doesn’t agree with Montesquieu’s idea with multiple societies in a Federation. There needs to be a unifying background with smaller regional needs to be fulfilled by different state governments.