The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers

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by James Madison
     
 

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Considered to be perhaps the most significant America contribution to political thought, The Federalist Papers first appeared in New York newspapers in 1787 under the collective pseudonym of 'Publius'. The aim of the 85 essays was to support the ratification of America’s new Constitution and they consisted of 175,000 words. This edition presents edited

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Considered to be perhaps the most significant America contribution to political thought, The Federalist Papers first appeared in New York newspapers in 1787 under the collective pseudonym of 'Publius'. The aim of the 85 essays was to support the ratification of America’s new Constitution and they consisted of 175,000 words. This edition presents edited highlights in a sumptuous silk bound gift edition with decorative slipcase.Thomas Jefferson called The Federalist Papers 'the best commentary on the principles of government which has ever been written'. This book features edited highlights of the essays which persuaded American voters to back the Constitution and thus enabled power-sharing between the State and Federal authorities which has stood the United States of America in good stead ever since. A lovely edition to buy to keep or to give as a gift. The painless way to absorb the arguments that lay behind the adoption of the US Constitution. Luxury edition with real cloth slipcase featuring foil blocking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553212228
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Publication date:
01/01/1982

Meet the Author

The Federalist (later known asThe FederalistPapers) is a collection of 85 articles and essays written byAlexander Hamilton,James Madison, andJohn Jaypromoting theratificationof theUnited States Constitution. The authors used the pseudonym "Publius", in honor of Roman consul Publius Valerius Publicola.[8] While some historians[who?] credit Thomas Jefferson’s influence,[why?] 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.[9] 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.[10] 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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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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