The number of legislative assemblies) ought at most to be
kept within a certain limit, in order to avoid the confusion
and intemperance of a multitude. in all very numerous
assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion
never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason.
had every athenian citizen been a socrates, every
athenian assembly would still have been a mob.3
what does the excerpt suggest about federalists?
Answer is B.
D. They believed that representatives were better able to vote on national
issues than ordinary citizens were.
the answer is
They had to defend themselves against accusations that their ideas would lead to a central government that was too strong (Apex)
The correct answer is option A. The excerpt used in the question suggests that the Federalists believed the federal government should have the power to create and collect taxes. The Federalists Papers are a collection of 85 essays created by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Hay during 1877 and 1878, which main objective was to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution. In the Federalist No 45, the authors explain how the Constitution is going to set and define what powers the federal government will hold. One of them, they present, has to be the power of taxation, which is to create and collect taxes from citizens.
The correct answer is: D. They believed that representatives were better able to vote on national issues than ordinary citizens were.
The excerpt contrasts ancient democracies, that were characterized by tyranny and run by mobs, to the idea of a large government representation so as to demostrate that whenevever a group of people is assembled, no matter who is in it, they tend to make the wrong decisions, that is, decisions led by passion instead of reason as stated in the excerpt:
"passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason".
Moreover, Federalists wanted a strong national government, instead of granting the power to the states, and believed that only one person could represent 30.000 people.
The excerpt suggests that the Federalists were defending themselves against those ones that accused their movement of trying to promote a central government that was going to hold all power. In the excerpt provided, the author, which in this case was James Madison, states the importance of having individual rights within a country. The government needs to be reminded that its main objective and duty is the one of protecting every citizen's natural rights.
They believed that representatives were better able to vote on national issues than ordinary citizens were. (APEX Class ;)
this is a good question! i'll do some research and come back when i have the answer!
kept within a certain limit, in orde...