World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Federalist No. 37

Article Id: WHEBN0002653547
Reproduction Date:

Title: Federalist No. 37  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: The Federalist Papers, Federalist No. 38, Federalist No. 10, Self-evidence, 1788 works
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Federalist No. 37

James Madison, author of Federalist No. 37

Federalist No. 37 is an essay by James Madison, the thirty-seventh of The Federalist Papers. It was published on January 11, 1788 under the pseudonym Publius, the name under which all The Federalist Papers were published. This paper discusses some of the political questions raised at the constitutional convention. It is titled, "Concerning the Difficulties of the Convention in Devising a Proper Form of Government."

In Federalist no. 37, Madison pointed out the difficulties that loomed over the Convention. One such problem was the question of the authority of the state versus the liberty of the people.

He wrote, "Energy in government is essential to that security against external and internal danger and to that prompt and salutary execution of the law, which enter into the very definition of good government. Stability in government is essential to national character. . . On comparing, however, these valuable ingredients with the vital principles of liberty, we must perceive at once the difficulty of mingling them in their due proportions."

Madison pointed out other issues that faced the convention, such as the division of powers between the central government and the States, the large and small States, and between regions of the country.

In closing he points out that it should be pleasing that the framers were able to put aside various differences and agree on a common form of government.

External links

  • The Federalist No. 37 Text
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.