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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Federalist 10

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From this view of the subject it may be concluded that a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischief of faction. A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual. - Federalist 10

"Publius" argued for ratification in Federalist 10 by claiming which of the following?

A

The strengthening of the executive branch would improve the ability of the federal government to pass and carry out laws.

B

The addition of a judicial branch would improve the government and be able to prevent states from being in conflict.

C

Big states would be better treated due to the creation of the House of Representatives.

D

A stronger federal government would have a better chance of stopping groups of citizens with goals which might limit the rights of other American citizens, or hurt the interest of the country as a whole.

E

While taxation might be unpopular, all tax bills would originate in the House of Representatives, ensuring that there would be only taxation with representation.