1.The concept “faction” reminds me of the wealthy, meaning those who are more privileged than others in the political system. 

2.The source of wealth is the most common and durable source of faction has been the various and unequal distribution of property. Those who own and those who are without property have formed distinct interests in society. Those who are creditors, and those who are debtors, have created such discrimination.

3.No, I do not agree with the explanation of wealth and poverty because, in order for there to be an existence of wealth, there needs to be a lower level to maintain the balance. 

4.The first object is to preserve the interests of the wealthy. Reading 6.1 states “the protection of different and unequal faculties of acquiring property” which shows that the first object was to protect the rights of private property owners.  

5.No, I am not surprised that federalist #10 is not in favor of democracy, and supports a republican form of government. Federalist #10 warns of the power of factions and competing interests over the US gov’t and since different people’s self-interests collide with others’, governments have to be capable to pass laws for the common good instead of any one specific group. In addition, a strong and united republic would be more effective than the individual states at controlling factions. James Madison believes that a republic is superior to a democracy because a democracy cannot prevent violence in factions. The author would dislike a democratic form of government because it would not preserve the rights of private property owners.

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