The Effects of Factions: Federalist 10 Explained *Part 1* | A Primary Source Close Read w/ BRI
How does the structure of our federal government promote the common good? In this video, Kirk Higgins analyzes Federalist 10 and what the author, James Madison, argues is the problem with factions in a democracy. What are factions? How can the Constitution limit the effects of factions?
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Primary Source Close Reading with BRI investigates some of the most pivotal speeches and documents that made America. In this series, join BRI staff Kirk Higgins and guests as they dissect how seminal documents, court cases, and speeches forged America’s development and impact our lives today.
Federalist Papers No. 10 (1787)
Written by James Madison, this essay defended the form of republican government proposed by the Constitution. Critics of the Constitution argued that the proposed federal government was too large and would be unresponsive to the people.
Public Good & Individual Rights: Federalist 10 Explained *Part 2* | A Primary Source Close Read
How does the structure of our federal government promote the common good? This is one of the questions Kirk Higgins examines in part two of his analysis of James Madison’s Federalist 10. How can the government balance the competing interests of the public good and the rights of individual citizens? What constitutes a republican form of government? What makes a republican government work?