James Madison/The Tenth Federalist (Federalist papers)

A 2 page explication of Madison's argument in the Tenth Federalist (Federalist Papers) relating to faction and the instability of government under the Articles of Confederation. Included is his proposal to remedy the situation by the construction of a union of states via Adoption of the Constitution. No Bibliography.

The Bill of Rights & The Legacy Of Jeffersonian Democracy

A 20 page paper describing how the Bill of Rights as originally formulated in the 18th century continues to serve us today. It discusses why Jefferson, more than many of the other Founding Fathers, felt vehemently that the Bill of Rights was a necessary addition to the Constitution; the paper then looks at the ten amendments individually to show how their early conception has been reinterpreted in the twentieth century as social attitudes change. Bibliography lists sixteen sources.

American History of Anti-Semitism

A 5 page discussion of the depths that anti-Semitism sometimes flow in our own country. While acknowledging this hatred and bias that has been constructed against Jews, the author of this paper denounces the growing tendency to indict the Roosevelt administration as anti-Semitic. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Freedom: Federalist and Communist

The viewpoints taken by Hamilton and Madison in the Federalist Papers are extremely different than those of Marx and Engels in The Communist Manifesto. This 7 page paper asserts that Marx and Engels were arguing that the capitalist system as it existed in Europe was flawed by way of the economic stratification that existed at the time. Their position held that freedom was derived by abandoning the yoke of economic class distinctions. The Manifesto greatly exceeded the Federalist papers in addressing the issues of freedom. No additional sources are listed.

Nationalism, Ethnic Violence, Anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe after WWII

This 6 page research paper consider the issues of nationalism, ethnic violence, and anti-Semitism in Central and Eastern Europe after WWII and argues that the Nazi surrender did not constitute a fresh beginning in regards to these factors as they continued after the war. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Evaluating Three Web Sites Concerning The Executive Branch, War And The Federalist Papers

7 pages in length. Tracing this country's political roots provides one the opportunity to better understand how certain governmental branches hold significantly more authority over others when it comes to issues of war and power. Two hundred twenty-five years ago, when the Constitution of the United States was created, the concept of war was just as prevalent as it is today. Distribution of power was of great concern for the founding fathers, many of whom were divided over constitutional ratification and what the Federalist Papers represented. The historic importance of such issues is explicitly documented in Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, which stands as the conduit between struggles of early America and how the country stands today. Evaluating three separate Web sites allows the student to more fully understand how intertwined these issues truly are. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

James Madison: Federalist Papers #51

3 pages in length. In Federalist paper #51, James Madison writes that "if a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure" (Madison, 1788), a statement whose message is meant to warn of the socially inequitable practice of utilitarianism. Bibliography lists one source.

The Meaning Of Freedom And Liberty

This five-page-paper presents a discussion on the meaning of freedom and liberty as depicted by Gordon Woods, " Radicalism of the American Revolution," and the federalist paper by James Madison. It opens with a description of each paper and the underlying meaning of the authors words when it cam e to the concept of freedom and liberty. It moves into detailed examples of those meanings and closed with a conclusion pulling it all together. Bibliography lists three sources.

James Madison’s Views on ‘Tyranny of the Majority’ in “Federalist #10”:

In three pages this paper examines how Madison addresses this issue in “Federalist #10,” specifically how such majority tyranny can be contained, and how political freedom has been affected as a result. No additional sources are listed in the bibliography.

Republican and Federalist Roots of American Imperialism

This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of the Republican and Federalist conflicts during the time of Jefferson. Providing answers to textbook questions, the paper makes the case that the Louisiana Purchase formed the basis of future American imperialism. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Campaign Finance Reform

This 6 page paper addresses the problem of campaign finance reform in light of Madison's Federalist 10. McCain and Feingold's proposal is discussed. The paper ends with a position against reform. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

History: Dominant Discourse, The "Self" And Vision Of Community

11 pages in length. The writer discusses how those in supposedly "minority" positions could be said to have used "dominant" discourse for their own purposes; the virtues and the problems involved in the American tendency to make the single "self" somehow representative for everybody else; and Lincoln's vision of community. Included in the discussion are views from Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglass, Cabeza de Vaca, Cherokee Memorials and the Federalist Papers. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Questions Surrounding American Democracy

A 3 page paper answering several questions such as what the Madisonian Model might be and what kinds of tyranny concerned the framers of the Constitution. The paper answers questions regarding James Madison's portion of The Federalist Papers, particularly those dealing with the separation of powers of the government and the definition, to Madison's mind, of tyranny. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

George Washington's Farewell Address

5 pages. In his Farewell Address to the nation in 1796, George Washington urged American leaders to avoid entangling alliances with foreign powers and to avoid the fractiousness of political parties. While this comes across as sound advice to the nation, it was also very naïve. This paper addresses that as it applies to the War of 1812 and the evolution of the Federalist and Republican Parties. Bibliography lists 2 sources.


This 15 page paper analyzes the role that states powers played in the oppression of the minority creditors after the American Revolution. The Federalist Papers are examined. Bibliography lists 10 sources.