Federalist 10


  • Faction- a group of people that have similar interests that work against the public interest. The source of faction is the unequal distribution of property.

Ways remove Factions

  • By removing its causes
  • Or by controlling its effects
  • Removing causes is not a good idea because the only way to remove cause is by destroying liberty and making the people think the same way or have the same opinion.

Democratic Form of Government

  • popular government
  • usually only works in small societies
  • the leader's power is unchecked and any majority has more power over the sovereignty of others

Republican Form of Government

  • representative government
  • checks the power of leaders and the majority