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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 63 (Ascribed to Hamilton or Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: A FIFTH desideratum, illustrating the utility of a senate, is the want of a due sense of national character. Without a select and stable member of the government, the esteem of foreign powers … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 62 (Ascribed to Hamilton or Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: HAVING examined the constitution of the House of Representatives, and answered such of the objections against it as seemed to merit notice, I enter next on the examination of the Senate. The … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 58 (Ascribed to James Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: THE remaining charge against the House of Representatives, which I am to examine, is grounded on a supposition that the number of members will not be augmented from time to time, as the … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 57 (Ascribed to Hamilton or Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: THE THIRD charge against the House of Representatives is, that it will be taken from that class of citizens which will have least sympathy with the mass of the people, and be … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 56 (Ascribed to Hamilton or Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: THE SECOND charge against the House of Representatives is, that it will be too small to possess a due knowledge of the interests of its constituents. As this objection evidently proceeds from … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 55 (Ascribed to Hamilton or Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: THE number of which the House of Representatives is to consist, forms another and a very interesting point of view, under which this branch of the federal legislature may be contemplated. … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 54 (Ascribed to Hamilton or Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: THE next view which I shall take of the House of Representatives relates to the appointment of its members to the several States which is to be determined by the same rule with … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 53 (Ascribed to Hamilton or Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: I SHALL here, perhaps, be reminded of a current observation, “that where annual elections end, tyranny begins. ” If it be true, as has often been remarked, that sayings which become … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 52 (Ascribed to Hamilton or Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: FROM the more general inquiries pursued in the four last papers, I pass on to a more particular examination of the several parts of the government. I shall begin with the … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 51 (Ascribed to Hamilton or Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: TO WHAT expedient, then, shall we finally resort, for maintaining in practice the necessary partition of power among the several departments, as laid down in the Constitution? The only answer that … Continue reading

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