Six. James Madison in the Federalist: Elucidating “The Particular Structure of this Government”

  1. Stuart Leibiger
  1. Michael Zuckert

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch6

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

How to Cite

Zuckert, M. (2012) James Madison in the Federalist: Elucidating “The Particular Structure of this Government”, in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe (ed S. Leibiger), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch6

Editor Information

  1. La Salle University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Notre Dame, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655221

Online ISBN: 9781118281369

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Keywords:

  • Madison in The Federalist, on “The Particular Structure of this Government”;
  • Madison, political thinker and his contributions to The Federalist;
  • Federalist 37–38, Madison's rhetoric of the Antifederalists' distrust;
  • good government “energy,” against external/internal danger;
  • Governments, providing stability, for national character;
  • plurality of requisite governmental qualities, and constitutional complexity;
  • The Convention, facing problems of combining irreconcilable qualities;
  • general form of the proposed government, Federalist 39–40;
  • Federalist 41–46, Madison's concern with “the sum or quantity of power”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Introduction: Federalist 37–38

  • The General Form of the Proposed Government: Federalist 39–40

  • The General Mass of Power in the Government: Federalist 41–46

  • The Particular Structure of this Government: Federalist 47–51

  • Particular Structure of this Government: The House of Representatives and the Senate: Federalist 52–58 and 62–63

  • Further Reading