The Politics of Public Opinion

  title={The Politics of Public Opinion},
  author={C. A. Sheehan},
Throughout the 1790s, Madison worked to prevent measures that he believed were contrary to the sovereign authority of the people as expressed in the Constitution. He also sought to establish and secure a political system dependent on the ongoing sovereignty of public opinion. These modes of authority informed Madison's stances on policy questions during the 1790s. To show as clearly as possible how Madison's republican theory informed his political practice in this period, the issues of the… Expand