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Federalist No 57, The Alleged Tendency of the New Plan to Elevate the Few…

…at the Expense of the Many Considered in Connection with Representation From the New York Packet Tuesday, February 19, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: THE THIRD charge against the House of Representatives is, that it will be taken from that class of citizens which will have least sympathy with the…

Federalist No 56, The Total Number of the House of Representatives, Continued

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For the Independent Journal Saturday, February 16, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: THE SECOND charge against the House of Representatives is, that it will be too small to possess a due knowledge of the interests of its constituents. As this objection evidently proceeds from a comparison of the proposed number…

Federalist No 55, The Total Number of the House of Representatives

For the Independent Journal Wednesday, February 13, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: THE number of which the House of Representatives is to consist, forms another and a very interesting point of view, under which this branch of the federal legislature may be contemplated. Scarce any article, indeed, in the whole…

Federalist No 54, The Apportionment of Members Among the States

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From the New York Packet Tuesday, February 12, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: THE next view which I shall take of the House of Representatives relates to the appointment of its members to the several States which is to be determined by the same rule with that of direct taxes.…

Federalist No 53, The House of Representatives, Continued

For the Independent Journal Saturday, February 9, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: I SHALL here, perhaps, be reminded of a current observation, “that where annual elections end, tyranny begins.” If it be true, as has often been remarked, that sayings which become proverbial are generally founded in reason, it is…