Federalist 70: “Power in a Single Hand” | Hamilton on Unity of and Energy in the Executive

May 21, 2023   Joseph Kochanek

  • Rights and Liberties
  • Podcast


We typically organize these podcasts around three big ideas – here are three big ideas concerning Federalist 70.

Big idea one: In Federalist 70, Hamilton praised the characteristic of energy in the executive 

Big idea two: In Federalist 70, Hamilton endorsed a unified executive branch, headed by one person, rather than being headed by more than one person 

Big idea three: In Federalist 70 Hamilton described what he took to be elements of republican government.