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The Federalist Papers
     

The Federalist Papers

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by James Madison, John Jay, Alexander Hamilton
 

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The Federalist Papers serve as a primary source for interpretation of the Constitution, as they outline the philosophy and motivation of the proposed system of government. The authors of the Federalist Papers wanted to both influence the vote in favor of ratification and shape future interpretations of the Constitution. According to historian Richard B. Morris, they

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The Federalist Papers serve as a primary source for interpretation of the Constitution, as they outline the philosophy and motivation of the proposed system of government. The authors of the Federalist Papers wanted to both influence the vote in favor of ratification and shape future interpretations of the Constitution. According to historian Richard B. Morris, they are an "incomparable exposition of the Constitution, a classic in political science unsurpassed in both breadth and depth by the product of any later American writer." The Federalist Papers consists of 85 articles advocating the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788. This edition also includes the Deceleration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612032917
Publisher:
Bottom of the Hill Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.69(d)

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The Federalist (later known as The Federalist Papers) is a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay promoting theratification of the United States Constitution. The authors used the pseudonym "Publius", in honor of Roman consul Publius Valerius Publicola. While some historians credit Thomas Jefferson’s influence, it is Madison who often now receives greater acknowledgement as the father of the Constitution—despite his repeated rejection of this honor during his lifetime. Madison became a leading member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia (1789–1797), Secretary of State (1801–1809), and ultimately the fourth President of the United States. Hamilton, who had been a leading advocate of national constitutional reform throughout the 1780s and represented New York at the Constitutional Convention, in 1789 became the first Secretary of the Treasury, a post he held until his resignation in 1795. John Jay, who had been secretary for foreign affairs under the Articles of Confederation from 1784 through their expiration in 1789, became the first Chief Justice of the United States in 1789, stepping down in 1795 to accept election as governor of New York, a post he held for two terms, retiring in 1801.

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The Federalist Papers 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
FLAPMAT More than 1 year ago
This book's subject matter is fine as it reflects the Federalist Papers as written, but in modern verbage which is easier to read in today's world. My problem is with this books size (6"X8&3/4"), small type, and overall quality such as paper and cover material VS "PRICE"! For the listed price I expected a larger book & print on glossy paper with a good clothbound cover for a "Collector's Edition"! Requesting refund and will be ordering a different publisher's book.
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