Federalist No. 71 – Alexander Hamilton
- The President’s term should be four years.
- Some think that it’s too long and he could amass power.
- In this span, he has time to counteract temporary passions or influences of factions in the public and their representatives.
- His duty is to protect the interests of the people and greater good of the nation especially when the people want a bad policy.
- He’ll have enough time to pursue the best policies
- If this time is too short, he might not be bold and controversial actions with reelection looming will be afraid of electoral repercussions.