Overall, do you believe James Madison would be pleased or upset with the state of American government in light of the beliefs he articulated in The Federalist, Paper Number 10?

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"Federalist No. 10" is an essay written by James Madison and is part of The Federalist Papers series, which as a collection argued for the ratification of the United States Constitution. The essay was published in 1787 under Madison's pen name "Publius."

In "Federalist No. 10," Madison opined that men inherently have a tribal mentality and are prone to put their self-interest before the common welfare of the people. In the essay, Madison warned against the dangers of alliances, particularly among powerful and wealthy groups who would go against the interests of the American...

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