Federalist Paper

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Federalist paper number 39 by James Madison were one of the 85 papers wrote to try and convince the states, specifically New York to consent the new Constitution. James Madison wrote this paper discussing the republican government under the Constitution. It starts of with Madison speaking on a republican government and how some countries “republican” government really not republican at all. He then goes on to talk about how citizens of the United States, not mentioned but specifically men will have the right to vote officials into office whether directly or indirectly. Last, Madison states that the government will be federal meaning the government power will be limited, some will be given to the states equal representation. Yes, this paper is part of the 84 other ones trying to convince the ratification of the new Constitution. This paper basically states how people will vote for who they want into office as said, “The House of Representatives, like that of one branch at least of all the State legislatures, is elected immediately by the great body of the people. The Senate, like the present Congress, and the Senate of Maryland, derives its appointment indirectly from the people. The President is indirectly derived from the choice of the people...” Also, the new government will have limited powers over the states as it states, “...as forming so many independent States...” meaning states will have some freedom. In the Constitution, the tenth amendment defines the principle federalism as discussed in the paper, rights to the states. The federalist paper as well addresses the Constitutional principle, popular sovereignty…