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The Federalist Defense of Diversity: Extending the Sphere

How did early Americans ensure expansion while also securing the rights of citizens? Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, two of our early leaders, considered the problem of faction to be the "mortal disease" that created unstable governments. Read primary sources about faction and answer the guiding question: was James Madison correct when he claimed that a republican government over an extended territory was necessary to both preserve the Union and secure the rights of citizens?

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10th - 12th
Social Studies & History
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