The FEDERALISTS PAPERS and other essential documents for the student of the United States Constitution

The FEDERALISTS PAPERS and other essential documents for the student of the United States Constitution

by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Thomas Paine
     
 
The Federalist Papers were instrumental in swaying many colonists who opposed the establishment of a stronger, more unified federal government. Its authors, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay were (and still are) among the wisest, most tested minds ever to call themselves Americans, and they used their experiences before, during, and after the American

Overview

The Federalist Papers were instrumental in swaying many colonists who opposed the establishment of a stronger, more unified federal government. Its authors, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay were (and still are) among the wisest, most tested minds ever to call themselves Americans, and they used their experiences before, during, and after the American Revolution to help sway public opinion in favor of ratification of the Constitution. This compilation of the Papers, along with several seminal documents that either led to the ratification of the Constitution or precipitated its necessity, are indispensable research tools for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of what our Founding Fathers were thinking when they seemingly went against their instinct to shed government oppression by forming yet one more large, federal government, one they hoped would have walls of protection between it and the citizens it was meant to serve.

In a time when it seems that we are heading toward a more oppressive leadership in Washington, D.C. that often ignores the will of the people, it is important for all Americans to consider the original intent of the Constitution and, hopefully, remind our leaders from whence we came.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013647145
Publisher:
Kevin Mark Smith
Publication date:
07/21/2011
Series:
Writings of the Patriots , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
366,283
File size:
554 KB

Meet the Author

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay were perhaps the wisest of the Founding Fathers of the United States. The writings of these revolutionaries helped to convince many Americans of the need for a stronger federal government as guaranteed by a Constitution rather than the very loose Articles of Confederation.

Kevin Mark Smith, who complied these documents for this volume, is an attorney in Wichita, Kansas, where he practices criminal, domestic, business, and estate planning law.

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