The Federalist Papers (Illustrated) (Unique Classics)

The Federalist Papers (Illustrated) (Unique Classics)

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by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
     
 

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After the Declaration of Independence in 1776 the states were virtually self-governing. The Articles of Confederation were not effective until ratified by all states, and ratification was not final until 1781. Put together in a hurry at a time of acute crisis, the Articles of Confederation left much to be desired. After suffering the tyranny of King George III and his…  See more details below

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After the Declaration of Independence in 1776 the states were virtually self-governing. The Articles of Confederation were not effective until ratified by all states, and ratification was not final until 1781. Put together in a hurry at a time of acute crisis, the Articles of Confederation left much to be desired. After suffering the tyranny of King George III and his ministers, the central government was purposely left weak.

In a remarkably short time, less than four months, a Philadelphia convention managed to put together a proposed new constitution which has proved, by the test of time, to be fundamentally sound though arrived at by any number of compromises, accommodations, and evasions — on the question of slavery, for example, which led to bloody conflict in the Civil War.

It was Alexander Hamilton who conceived the idea of writing a series of newspaper articles arguing for immediate ratification of the plan proposed. He had no difficulty in persuading James Madison and John Jay to collaborate, but Hamilton did most of the writing, contributing two-thirds of the articles.
The trio worked fast. The first of the long series appeared in the New York City Independent journal late in October, 1787, little more than a month after the Philadelphia convention adjourned. It was Hamilton who arranged to have the articles collected and quickly published in book form as The Federalist, in two volumes. The first volume, containing approximately half the articles, was rushed through the press and appeared in March, 1788. The second volume, containing the remainder of the 85 articles, appeared in May.

This Kindle edition of The Federalist Papers contains eleven images of portraits of the authors and documents concerning The Federalist Papers. There is also a very user friendly Table of Contents and links at the end of each article leading back to the Table of Contents.

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ISBN-13:
2940016572819
Publisher:
Unique Classics
Publication date:
03/28/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
987 KB

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The Federalist Papers 4 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 134 reviews.
grannysmith More than 1 year ago
This should be taught in the elementary schools. Every citizen should have a copy for reference.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This collection is a must for those who want to know the intention of our founders Constitution and Country.
idi More than 1 year ago
one of the most important pieces of info leading to understanding the constitution and the founding of our country !
orwell41 More than 1 year ago
An essential document for understanding the creation of our basic document, the Constiution.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Federalist Papers are as timely today as they were when they were written. Historical context is essential to an understanding of our Constitution and to understanding why the Constitution is still relevant today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This work combines many of the critical founding documents into a one stop source for reading. It's well worth the 99 cents for the ability to cross reference items within the same text.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For some reason, this does not work very well for either my nook simple touch or my nook tablet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its Very sad that the last ten or so pages do not open! Fix it!!!!
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The words found here are for three kinds of people: those who know why they love America, those who need to be reminded why they love America, and those who need to be convinced. The editor of this book should be fired.
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Last 10 or so pages missing!
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A must read.
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