The Federalist Papers
Ideas in the Federalist
Hamilton wrote that the decision they were about to make was important for the whole world.
Madison warned against the dangers of factions—groups with specific, often opposing, interests.
Had torn apart some European governments
They were a natural part of American society and should not be suppressed.
A republican government would help balance the influence of factions.
He explained how the separation of powers described in the Constitution would limit government powers.