The Federalist Papers Essay by The Research Group

The Federalist Papers
Their purpose in urging ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Focuses on 3 essays: 1 & 9 written by Alexander Hamilton and 10 written by James Madison.
# 10972 | 900 words | 1 source | 2001 | US
Published on May 16, 2003 in History (U.S. Birth of the Nation 1750-1800)

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"The Federalist Papers were written in order to urge the ratification of the United States Constitution and from the very first page these essays made it clear that the American people (or at least those who could vote) were being challenged by the authors to prove something not just about themselves and their new nation but about the potential of the human race as well. The essays were written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay and published anonymously in newspapers under the pseudonym Publius. Of the three essays considered here No. 1 and No. 9 were written by Hamilton and No. 10 was composed by Madison. But the challenge devised by Hamilton in the first essay reflected the general conception of humanity, or mankind, in their terms, that was shared by the authors. Hamilton delivered the challenge when he noted that it seemed to be the..."

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