2021 AP Government Skills with John Burkowski #5 | Argumentative Essay through Federalist 10 and Brutus 1
In this episode, we review strategies to articulate a defensible claim/thesis and support the argument using relevant evidence; use reasoning to organize and analyze evidence, explaining its significance to justify the claim/thesis; and use refutation, concession, and rebuttal in responding to opposing or alternate perspectives.
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.
Anti-Federalist Papers: Brutus No.1
The Anti-Federalist papers were written by a variety of authors in opposition to the ratification of the Constitution. Those that were written under the pen name of Brutus are arguably the most cohesive of these documents.