Federalist #51 Reading

On August 21, 2020, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Another document that we must read and understand is Federalist #51.  The document is included here along with a set of reading questions to help you understand the document.

Federalist #51

  1. What is the purpose of separating the powers of government?
  2. What is essential for the “preservation of liberty” and how should this “be so constituted”?
  3. Why should the departments not be dependent on each other to act?
  4. Explain this statement in the context of Madison’s argument: “If men were angels, no government would be necessary”.
  5. In a republican government which branch is the strongest?
  6. Identify three ways of “remedying this inconveniency”.
  7. List the two ways the federal system of the U.S. “places that system in a very interesting point of view”.
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