Federalist No. 70 – Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 70 – Alexander Hamilton A single executive is necessary for accountability, “executive energy” and defense against legislative encroachment on his power. One is enough to ensure secrecy, fewer fights and allowing decisions to be made quickly. Congress will have time to deliberate and listen to open discussion to prevent tyranny of the majority.… Read more Federalist No. 70 – Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 68 – Alexander Hamilton (1787-1788)

Federalist No. 68 – Alexander Hamilton The Electoral College allows the sense of the people playing a role in selecting the President without mayhem and disorder. A direct election would bring us chaos and instability. Electors in the Electoral College would be unbiased since they don’t hold office. This ensures that the President is a… Read more Federalist No. 68 – Alexander Hamilton (1787-1788)

Federalist No. 51 – James Madison (1787-1788)

Federalist No. 51 – James Madison Explains how the structure of government has an effect on liberty. Each branch should be mostly independent – no branch should have too much power in selecting members of the other branches. Easy to make executive and legislative branches elected positions but it’s difficult for judges to be chosen this… Read more Federalist No. 51 – James Madison (1787-1788)

Federalist No. 31 – Alexander Hamilton (1787-1788)

Federalist No. 31 – Alexander Hamilton The federal government needs to tax because it needs money to perform its functions Needs enough power to fulfill its responsibilities Can’t predict future problems of the government and shouldn’t be constrained Needs money to do those things and it needs to be able to fix problems The structure… Read more Federalist No. 31 – Alexander Hamilton (1787-1788)

Federalist No. 15 – Alexander Hamilton (1787-1788)

Federalist No. 15 – Alexander Hamilton The Confederation didn’t preserve peace and happiness. And will probably lead to anarchy, riots, large debts, territories near foreign powers, no military, no money, no commerce, no foreign respect and falling prospects. The Confederation needed a stronger central government but couldn’t do so without taking away from the states.… Read more Federalist No. 15 – Alexander Hamilton (1787-1788)

Federalist No. 10 – James Madison (1787-1788)

Federalist No. 10 – James Madison The best argument for the Constitution is that it controls damage and chaos of factions – people have banded together to promote and protect special economic and political interests. These often work against the public’s interest. The Articles of Confederation and strong, independent minded state governments have been unable… Read more Federalist No. 10 – James Madison (1787-1788)