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Federalist No. 10 was the most famous of the Federalist Papers, along with Federalist No. 51. All of the Federalist Papers were written under the pseudonym Publius. The tenth Federalist paper was written on Friday, November 23, 1787 and argued for the ratification of the United States Constitution. No. 10 discusses methods of guarding against factions, or groups of citizens with interests that conflict with the interests of the whole community. Today we call these groups advocacy groups or ...more
James Madison, Jr. was an American politician and the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817), and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Madison was the last founding father to die. Considered to be the "Father of the Constitution", he was the principal author of the document. In 1788, he wrote over a third of the Federalist Papers, still the most influential commentary on th ...moreMore about James Madison...