An Anti Federalist Constitution

An Anti Federalist Constitution
Author: Michael J. Faber
Pages: 536
ISBN: 0700627774
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Release: 2019
Editor: American Political Thought
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What would an Anti-Federalist Constitution look like? Because we view the Constitution through the lens of the Federalists who came to control the narrative, we tend to forget those who opposed its ratification. And yet the Anti-Federalist arguments, so critical to an understanding of the Constitution's origins and meaning, resonate throughout American history. By reconstructing these arguments and tracing their development through the ratification debates, Michael J. Faber presents an alternative perspective on constitutional history. Telling, in a sense, the other side of the story of the Constitution, his book offers key insights into the ideas that helped to form the nation's founding document and that continue to inform American politics and public life. Faber identifies three distinct strands of political thought that eventually came together in a clear and coherent Anti-Federalism position: (1) the individual and the potential for governmental tyranny; (2) power, specifically the states as defenders of the people; and (3) democratic principles and popular sovereignty. After clarifying and elaborating these separate strands of thought and analyzing a well-known proponent of each, Faber goes on to tell the story of the resistance to the Constitution, focusing on ideas but also following and explaining events and strategies. Finally, he produces a "counterfactual" Anti-Federalist Constitution, summing up the Anti-Federalist position as it might have emerged had the opposition drafted the document. How would such a constitution have worked in practice? A close consideration reveals the legacy of the Anti-Federalists in early American history, in the US Constitution and its role in the nation's political life.

The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers
Author: Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison
Pages: 497
ISBN: 9781528785877
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Release: 2018-08-20
Editor: Read Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of “The Federalist Papers”, a collection of separate essays and articles compiled in 1788 by Alexander Hamilton. Following the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776, the governing doctrines and policies of the States lacked cohesion. “The Federalist”, as it was previously known, was constructed by American statesman Alexander Hamilton, and was intended to catalyse the ratification of the United States Constitution. Hamilton recruited fellow statesmen James Madison Jr., and John Jay to write papers for the compendium, and the three are known as some of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Alexander Hamilton (c. 1755–1804) was an American lawyer, journalist and highly influential government official. He also served as a Senior Officer in the Army between 1799-1800 and founded the Federalist Party, the system that governed the nation’s finances. His contributions to the Constitution and leadership made a significant and lasting impact on the early development of the nation of the United States.

The Anti Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates

The Anti Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates
Author: Ralph Ketcham
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781101651346
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Release: 2003-05-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The complete texts of the documents that tell the story of the clashes and compromises that gave birth to the Unites States of America. Should the members of the government be elected by direct vote of the people? Should the government be headed by a single executive, and how powerful should that executive be? Should immigrants be allowed into the United States? How should judges be appointed? What human rights should be safe from government infringement? In 1787, these important questions and others were raised by such statesmen as Patrick Henry and John DeWitt as the states debated the merits of the proposed Constitution. Along with The Federalist Papers, this invaluable book documents the political context in which the Constitution was born. This volume includes the complete texts of the Anti-Federalist Papers and Constitutional Convention debates, commentaries, and an Index of Ideas. It also lists cross-references to its companion volume, The Federalist Papers, available in a Signet Classic edition. Edited and with an Introduction by Ralph Ketchum

The Other Founders

The Other Founders
Author: Saul Cornell
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780807839218
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Release: 2012-12-01
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fear of centralized authority is deeply rooted in American history. The struggle over the U.S. Constitution in 1788 pitted the Federalists, supporters of a stronger central government, against the Anti-Federalists, the champions of a more localist vision of politics. But, argues Saul Cornell, while the Federalists may have won the battle over ratification, it is the ideas of the Anti-Federalists that continue to define the soul of American politics. While no Anti-Federalist party emerged after ratification, Anti-Federalism continued to help define the limits of legitimate dissent within the American constitutional tradition for decades. Anti-Federalist ideas also exerted an important influence on Jeffersonianism and Jacksonianism. Exploring the full range of Anti-Federalist thought, Cornell illustrates its continuing relevance in the politics of the early Republic. A new look at the Anti-Federalists is particularly timely given the recent revival of interest in this once neglected group, notes Cornell. Now widely reprinted, Anti-Federalist writings are increasingly quoted by legal scholars and cited in Supreme Court decisions--clear proof that their authors are now counted among the ranks of America's founders.

What the Anti Federalists Were For

What the Anti Federalists Were For
Author: Herbert J. Storing
Pages: 120
ISBN: 0226775801
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Release: 2008-12-02
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Anti-Federalists, in Herbert J. Storing's view, are somewhat paradoxically entitled to be counted among the Founding Fathers and to share in the honor and study devoted to the founding. "If the foundations of the American polity was laid by the Federalists," he writes, "the Anti-Federalist reservations echo through American history; and it is in the dialogue, not merely in the Federalist victory, that the country's principles are to be discovered." It was largely through their efforts, he reminds us, that the Constitution was so quickly amended to include a bill of rights. Storing here offers a brilliant introduction to the thought and principles of the Anti-Federalists as they were understood by themselves and by other men and women of their time. His comprehensive exposition restores to our understanding the Anti-Federalist share in the founding its effect on some of the enduring themes and tensions of American political life. The concern with big government and infringement of personal liberty one finds in the writings of these neglected Founders strikes a remarkably timely note.

The Antifederalists

The Antifederalists
Author: Jackson Turner Main
Pages: 308
ISBN: 0807855448
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Release: 2004
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Antifederalists: Critics of the Constitution, 1781-1788

The Complete Federalist and Anti Federalist Papers

The Complete Federalist and Anti Federalist Papers
Author: Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison,Patrick Henry
Pages: 780
ISBN: 1495446697
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Release: 2014-02-09
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Complete Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers written by Alexander Hamilton & James Madison & John Jay and Patrick Henry among others is widely considered by many to be among the most important historical collections of all time. In "The Federalist Papers," three of the founding fathers brilliantly defend their revolutionary charter: the Constitution of the United States. The Anti-Federalist Papers are a collection of articles, written in opposition to the ratification of the 1787 United States Constitution. Unlike the Federalist Papers written in support of the Constitution, the authors of these articles, mostly operating under pen names, were not engaged in a strictly organized project. Major Anti-Federalist authors included Cato (likely George Clinton), Brutus (likely Robert Yates), Centinel (Samuel Bryan), and the Federal Farmer (either Melancton Smith, Richard Henry Lee, or Mercy Otis Warren). Speeches by Patrick Henry and Smith are included as well.

The Complete Anti Federalist

The Complete Anti Federalist
Author: Herbert J. Storing,Murray Dry
Pages: 1835
ISBN: UOM:39015011609594
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Release: 1981
Editor: Chicago : University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Complete Anti-Federalist, first published in 1981, contains an unprecedented collection of all the significant pamphlets, newspaper articles and letters, essays, and speeches that were written in opposition to the Constitution during the ratification debate. Storing’s work includes introductions to each entry, along with his own consideration of the Anti-Federalist thought. This new three-volume set includes all the contents of the original seven-volume publication in a convenient, manageable format. “A work of magnificent scholarship. Publication of these volumes is a civic event of enduring importance.”—Leonard W. Levy, New York Times Book Review

The Complete Anti Federalist

The Complete Anti Federalist
Author: Herbert J. Storing
Pages: 1836
ISBN: 9780226775760
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Release: 2008-07-28
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Complete Anti-Federalist, first published in 1981, contains an unprecedented collection of all the significant pamphlets, newspaper articles and letters, essays, and speeches that were written in opposition to the Constitution during the ratification debate. Storing’s work includes introductions to each entry, along with his own consideration of the Anti-Federalist thought. This new three-volume set includes all the contents of the original seven-volume publication in a convenient, manageable format. “A work of magnificent scholarship. Publication of these volumes is a civic event of enduring importance.”—Leonard W. Levy, New York Times Book Review

The U S Constitution

The U S  Constitution
Author: Patrick Henry,Samuel Adams,Constitutional Convention
Pages: 46
ISBN: 1627555285
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Release: 2013-10-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collected here in one volume is the United States Constitution, with all of the Amendments, and seven important Ant-Federalist papers by writers such as Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, and George Clinton. The Anti-Federalists were opposed to a strong federal government. They were concerned that if too much power was given to the federal government, states' rights would necessarily be eroded.

Federalists and Antifederalists

Federalists and Antifederalists
Author: John P. Kaminski,Richard Leffler
Pages: 228
ISBN: 0945612583
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Release: 1998
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines six issues in the debate over the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1787-1788, using documents by eighteenth-century writers, both antifederalists and federalists, to look at the House of Representatives, the Senate, the President, the Judiciary, the Bill of Rights, and the nature of republican government.

The Anti Federalist Papers

The Anti Federalist Papers
Author: Patrick Henry
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780486843452
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Release: 2020-05-13
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Never collected in a definitive form and written using pseudonyms, these essays, speeches, and letters warned of the dangers inherent in a powerful central government, helping shape the passage of the United States Bill of Rights.

The Essential Antifederalist

The Essential Antifederalist
Author: William B. Allen,Gordon Lloyd
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9780742578678
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Release: 2001-12-17
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At the pivotal moment in the history of the United States of America, ratification of the Constitution was championed by James Madison, John Jay and Alexander Hamilton in a series of newspaper articles known as the Federalist Papers. In answer to these arguments and as a way of pointing up flaws and weaknesses in the Constitution itself, a number of political thinkers (who mostly used pseudonyms) argued against ratification through articles and speeches which have collectively come to be known as the 'Antifederalist Papers.' This edited collection of readings from Antifederalist thought was first published in 1985. Here presented with a completely revised and updated interpretive essay from the editors and expanded to cover the period of the founding from 1776-91, this book is the most complete one-volume collection of its kind.

The Debate on the Constitution

The Debate on the Constitution
Author: Bernard Bailyn
Pages: 1214
ISBN: 0940450429
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Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Debates in the press and in private correspondence September 17, 1787 - January 12, 1788; Debates in the state ratifying conventions: Pennsylvania, Novenmber 20 - December 15, 1787; Connecticut, January 3 - 9, 1788; and Massachusetts, January 9 - February 7, 1788.

The Anti Federalist Papers

The Anti Federalist Papers
Author: George Clinton,Robert Yates,Et Et al.
Pages: 180
ISBN: 1977511848
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Release: 2017-09-22
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Anti-Federalist Papers is the collective name given to works written by the Founding Fathers who were opposed to or concerned with the merits of the United States Constitution of 1787. Starting on 25 September 1787 (8 days after the final draft of the US Constitution) and running through the early 1790s, these anti-Federalists published a series of essays arguing against a stronger and more energetic union as embodied in the new Constitution. Although less influential than their written counterparts, The Federalist Papers, these works nonetheless played an important role in shaping the early American political landscape and in the passage of the US Bill of Rights. Odin's Library Classics is dedicated to bringing the world the best of humankind's literature from throughout the ages. Carefully selected, each work is unabridged from classic works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or drama.

The Essential Debate on the Constitution

The Essential Debate on the Constitution
Author: Bernard Bailyn,Robert Allison
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9781598535877
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Release: 2018-10-09
Editor: Library of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Return to the nation's founding to rediscover the dramatic original debates--on presidential power, religious liberty, foreign corruption, and more--that still shape our world today When the Constitutional Convention adjourned on September 17, 1787, few Americans anticipated the document that emerged from its secret proceedings. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and the other framers had fashioned something radically new, a strong national government with broad powers. A fierce storm of argument soon broke out in advance of the state ratifying conventions that would decide the new plan's fate as Federalist supporters, Antifederalist opponents, and seekers of a middle ground praised, condemned, challenged, and analyzed the new Constitution. Here, in chronological order, are more than sixty newspaper articles, pamphlets, speeches, and private letters written or delivered during this ratification debate. Along with familiar figures such as Madison, Hamilton, and Patrick Henry, are dozens of lesser-known but equally engaged and passionate participants. The most famous writings of the period--especially the key Federalist essays--are placed in context alongside the arguments of insightful Antifederalists such as "Brutus" and the "Federal Farmer." Crucial issues quickly take center stage--the need for a Bill of Rights, the controversial compromises over slavery and the slave trade, whether religious tests should be imposed--and on questions that continue to engage and divide Americans: the relationship between the national government and the states, the dangers of unchecked presidential power and the remedy of impeachment, the proper role of the Supreme Court, fears of foreign and domestic corruption, and the persistent challenge of making representative government work in a large and diverse nation.

The Complete Federalist and Anti Federalist Papers

The Complete Federalist and Anti Federalist Papers
Author: James Madison,John Jay,Patrick Henry,Alexander Hamilton
Pages: 409
ISBN: 1796293148
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Release: 2019-02-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Complete Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers written by Alexander Hamilton & James Madison & John Jay and Patrick Henry among other Founding Fathers is widely considered by many to be among the most important historical collections of all time. **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 under the pseudonym "Publius" to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution. Thefirst 77 of these essays were published serially in the Independent Journal, the New York Packet, and The Daily Advertiserbetween October 1787 and April 1788.A two-volume compilation of these 77 essays and eight others was published as TheFederalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed upon by the Federal Convention,September 17, 1787 by publishing firm J. & A. McLean in March and May 1788. The collection was commonly known as TheFederalist until the name The Federalist Papers emerged in the 20th century. **Anti-Federalist Papers is the collective name given to works written by the Founding Fathers who were opposed to orconcerned with the merits of the United States Constitution of 1787. Starting on 25 September 1787 (8 days after the final draftof the US Constitution) and running through the early 1790s, these anti-Federalists published a series of essays arguing againsta stronger and more energetic union as embodied in the new Constitution. Although less influential than their counterparts,The Federalist Papers, these works nonetheless played an important role in shaping the early American political landscape andin the passage of the US Bill of Rights.

Federalists and Anti Federalists

Federalists and Anti Federalists
Author: Nathan Miloszewski
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781538344071
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Release: 2019-07-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The differences between the Federalists and Antifederalists revolved around the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. It was an argument that started in the late 1780s and in some ways, it's a debate that's still being had today; the power of the federal government versus states' rights, the interpretation of individual liberties, and urban versus rural areas. This book examines the issues from both sides, profiles the key Founding Fathers who were involved, and discusses the impact of the Antifederalists' most important victory, forcing the Constitutional Convention to adopt a bill of rights. Readers will learn how the disagreement between the Federalists and Antifederalists caused the creation of the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution, which protect U.S. citizens' freedoms to this day.

The Essential Federalist and Anti Federalist Papers

The Essential Federalist and Anti Federalist Papers
Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781603840781
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Release: 2003-09-15
Editor: Hackett Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here, in a single volume, is a selection of the classic critiques of the new Constitution penned by such ardent defenders of states' rights and personal liberty as George Mason, Patrick Henry, and Melancton Smith; pro-Constitution writings by James Wilson and Noah Webster; and thirty-three of the best-known and most crucial Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. The texts of the chief constitutional documents of the early Republic are included as well. David Wootton's illuminating Introduction examines the history of such American principles of government as checks and balances, the separation of powers, representation by election, and judicial independence—including their roots in the largely Scottish, English, and French new science of politics. It also offers suggestions for reading The Federalist, the classic elaboration of these principles written in defense of a new Constitution that sought to apply them to the young Republic.

The Debate on the Constitution

The Debate on the Constitution
Author: Bernard Bailyn,Various
Pages: 2389
ISBN: 1598534114
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Release: 2015-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Bernard Bailyn selected the contents and wrote the headings and notes ..."--V.1, p.[v].