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Number 1: Federalist Papers

Date Submitted: 06/08/2003 07:04:30
Category: / Literature / English
Length: 3 pages (820 words)
Summary: Alexander Hamilton begins the brilliant discourse on the Constitution of the United States of America by asking his readers to consider a new Constitution because they have experienced the inefficiencies in the present form of government. Classically, he pronounces that the people are in a unique position to answer the most important political question of all "whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice." If …
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…could bring to realization the former and protect the latter. The very use of the word Oeempire' in this paper is very telling. Characteristically, he looks ahead; he "dips into the future' and sees the Untied States as a world power. While this might not seem odd to the modern reader, in 1788, America was extremely vulnerable to European conquest and domination, not vice versa. His vision for America is even more remarkable under these circumstances.
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