Federalist Paper 51

Taylor Stewart, Allison Binkley, Mikayla Cunningham

The Checks and Balances Between the Different Branches of Government

Basic Facts

  • James Madison
  • Written on September 6, 1788
  • Defends the constitution

Key Points

  • Every branch must be able to check and balance one another.
  • Human nature
  • Running independently
  • Majorities versus Minorities
  • Keeping liberty and justice safeguarded