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
Available:
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 Anti Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates

The Anti Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates
Author: Ralph Ketcham
Pages: 480
ISBN: 1627653554
Available:
Release: 2003-05
Editor: Perfection Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The complete text of dissenting opinions of those who saw the Constitution as a threat are collected in this volume with Convention debates, commentaries, and lists that cross-reference to its companion Signet Classics volume "The Federalist Papers."

The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers
Author: Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison
Pages: 497
ISBN: 9781528785877
Available:
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.

Anti Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates

Anti Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates
Author: Donald R. Leal
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1030328032
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Dangers of Misunderstanding the Anti Federalist Papers Part 3

The Dangers of Misunderstanding the Anti Federalist Papers  Part 3
Author: Gore Renee
Pages: 106
ISBN: 9798559674537
Available:
Release: 2020-11-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In recent years, the Supreme Court's use of the Federalist Papers has received much scholarly attention, but no analysis has focused on the Anti-Federalist Papers. This Article undertakes the first systematic analysis of the Court's use of the Anti-Federalist Papers and concludes that the Supreme Court has misused the Anti-Federalist Papers as a source of original meaning by treating all Anti-Federalist Papers alike when they are actually of differing historical value. Increasingly, the Court treats little-read Anti-Federalist Papers written by unknown authors identically to the widely reprinted writings of those Anti-Federalists present at the Constitutional Convention and prominent in the ratifying debates. The Court's confusion of availability with authority is not unique to the Anti-Federalist Papers. Rather, this confusion represents an under-examined pitfall in the process of canon formation: the dangers of increased availability. In 1981, Herbert Storing published a "complete" volume of Anti-Federalist Papers, including many little-known Papers with relatively low historical impact. Almost immediately, members of the Court cited many of these marginal papers alongside the words of prominent founders, confusing contemporary availability for jurisprudential authority. Storing's 1981 publication effectively served as a controlled experiment: documents which were uncirculated for two centuries were suddenly made widely available in a single volume. Studying the impact of the publication of these documents and the uses to which these documents were put provides insight into the larger challenges posed by increased availability in the modern era. The Dangers of misunderstanding the Anti-Federalist Papers as a case study for examining unrecognized dangers that arise from increased availability, the volume includes the complete texts of The Anti-Federalist Papers and Constitutional Convention debates, commentaries, and an Index of Ideas. A series of essays arguing against a stronger and more energetic union as embodied in the new Constitution. It also lists cross-references to its companion volume, this work is considered, by many, to be the authoritative compendium on the publications. Along with The Federalist Papers, this invaluable book documents the political context in which the Constitution was born.

The Dangers of Misunderstanding the Anti Federalist Papers Part 2

The Dangers of Misunderstanding the Anti Federalist Papers  Part 2
Author: Gore Renee
Pages: 116
ISBN: 9798559662206
Available:
Release: 2020-11-06
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In recent years, the Supreme Court's use of the Federalist Papers has received much scholarly attention, but no analysis has focused on the Anti-Federalist Papers. This Article undertakes the first systematic analysis of the Court's use of the Anti-Federalist Papers and concludes that the Supreme Court has misused the Anti-Federalist Papers as a source of original meaning by treating all Anti-Federalist Papers alike when they are actually of differing historical value. Increasingly, the Court treats little-read Anti-Federalist Papers written by unknown authors identically to the widely reprinted writings of those Anti-Federalists present at the Constitutional Convention and prominent in the ratifying debates. The Court's confusion of availability with authority is not unique to the Anti-Federalist Papers. Rather, this confusion represents an under-examined pitfall in the process of canon formation: the dangers of increased availability. In 1981, Herbert Storing published a "complete" volume of Anti-Federalist Papers, including many little-known Papers with relatively low historical impact. Almost immediately, members of the Court cited many of these marginal papers alongside the words of prominent founders, confusing contemporary availability for jurisprudential authority. Storing's 1981 publication effectively served as a controlled experiment: documents which were uncirculated for two centuries were suddenly made widely available in a single volume. Studying the impact of the publication of these documents and the uses to which these documents were put provides insight into the larger challenges posed by increased availability in the modern era. The Dangers of misunderstanding the Anti-Federalist Papers as a case study for examining unrecognized dangers that arise from increased availability, the volume includes the complete texts of The Anti-Federalist Papers and Constitutional Convention debates, commentaries, and an Index of Ideas. A series of essays arguing against a stronger and more energetic union as embodied in the new Constitution. It also lists cross-references to its companion volume, this work is considered, by many, to be the authoritative compendium on the publications. Along with The Federalist Papers, this invaluable book documents the political context in which the Constitution was born.

The Dangers of Misunderstanding the Anti Federalist Papers Part 1

The Dangers of Misunderstanding the Anti Federalist Papers  Part 1
Author: Gore Renee
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9798559413990
Available:
Release: 2020-11-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In recent years, the Supreme Court's use of the Federalist Papers has received much scholarly attention, but no analysis has focused on the Anti-Federalist Papers. This Article undertakes the first systematic analysis of the Court's use of the Anti-Federalist Papers and concludes that the Supreme Court has misused the Anti-Federalist Papers as a source of original meaning by treating all Anti-Federalist Papers alike when they are actually of differing historical value. Increasingly, the Court treats little-read Anti-Federalist Papers written by unknown authors identically to the widely reprinted writings of those Anti-Federalists present at the Constitutional Convention and prominent in the ratifying debates. The Court's confusion of availability with authority is not unique to the Anti-Federalist Papers. Rather, this confusion represents an under-examined pitfall in the process of canon formation: the dangers of increased availability. In 1981, Herbert Storing published a "complete" volume of Anti-Federalist Papers, including many little-known Papers with relatively low historical impact. Almost immediately, members of the Court cited many of these marginal papers alongside the words of prominent founders, confusing contemporary availability for jurisprudential authority. Storing's 1981 publication effectively served as a controlled experiment: documents which were uncirculated for two centuries were suddenly made widely available in a single volume. Studying the impact of the publication of these documents and the uses to which these documents were put provides insight into the larger challenges posed by increased availability in the modern era. The Dangers of misunderstanding the Anti-Federalist Papers as a case study for examining unrecognized dangers that arise from increased availability, the volume includes the complete texts of The Anti-Federalist Papers and Constitutional Convention debates, commentaries, and an Index of Ideas. A series of essays arguing against a stronger and more energetic union as embodied in the new Constitution. It also lists cross-references to its companion volume, this work is considered, by many, to be the authoritative compendium on the publications. Along with The Federalist Papers, this invaluable book documents the political context in which the Constitution was born.

The Dangers of Misunderstanding the Anti Federalist Papers Final Part

The Dangers of Misunderstanding the Anti Federalist Papers  Final Part
Author: Gore Renee
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9798559689302
Available:
Release: 2020-11-06
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In recent years, the Supreme Court's use of the Federalist Papers has received much scholarly attention, but no analysis has focused on the Anti-Federalist Papers. This Article undertakes the first systematic analysis of the Court's use of the Anti-Federalist Papers and concludes that the Supreme Court has misused the Anti-Federalist Papers as a source of original meaning by treating all Anti-Federalist Papers alike when they are actually of differing historical value. Increasingly, the Court treats little-read Anti-Federalist Papers written by unknown authors identically to the widely reprinted writings of those Anti-Federalists present at the Constitutional Convention and prominent in the ratifying debates. The Court's confusion of availability with authority is not unique to the Anti-Federalist Papers. Rather, this confusion represents an under-examined pitfall in the process of canon formation: the dangers of increased availability. In 1981, Herbert Storing published a "complete" volume of Anti-Federalist Papers, including many little-known Papers with relatively low historical impact. Almost immediately, members of the Court cited many of these marginal papers alongside the words of prominent founders, confusing contemporary availability for jurisprudential authority. Storing's 1981 publication effectively served as a controlled experiment: documents which were uncirculated for two centuries were suddenly made widely available in a single volume. Studying the impact of the publication of these documents and the uses to which these documents were put provides insight into the larger challenges posed by increased availability in the modern era. The Dangers of misunderstanding the Anti-Federalist Papers as a case study for examining unrecognized dangers that arise from increased availability, the volume includes the complete texts of The Anti-Federalist Papers and Constitutional Convention debates, commentaries, and an Index of Ideas. A series of essays arguing against a stronger and more energetic union as embodied in the new Constitution. It also lists cross-references to its companion volume, this work is considered, by many, to be the authoritative compendium on the publications. Along with The Federalist Papers, this invaluable book documents the political context in which the Constitution was born.

Examining the Federalist and Anti Federalist Debates

Examining the Federalist and Anti Federalist Debates
Author: Alex David
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781978515147
Available:
Release: 2020-07-15
Editor: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Imagine a time when people, using secret pen names, wrote exhilarating argumentative essays. Imagine wanting to find out what people like "Brutus" and "Cato" would argue. The revolution was over, and Americans were trying to decide how their new democratic government should be structured. Should the federal government have a great deal of power or should power be left to the individual states? Readers will get to follow along as the federalists and anti-federalists argue a new country into creation and create one of the most defining American documents: the Constitution.

The Anti Federalist Papers

The Anti Federalist Papers
Author: Patrick Henry
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780486843452
Available:
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 Anti Federalist Papers

The Anti Federalist Papers
Author: Shimomura Lena
Pages: 118
ISBN: 9798554088025
Available:
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 texts of the documents that tell the story of the clashes and compromises that gave birth to the United States of America. Should the members of the government be elected by the 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? 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. A series of essays arguing against a stronger and more energetic union as embodied in the new Constitution. It also lists cross-references to its companion volume, this work is considered, by many, to be the authoritative compendium on the publications.

An Anti Federalist Constitution

An Anti Federalist Constitution
Author: Michael J. Faber
Pages: 536
ISBN: 0700627774
Available:
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 Anti Federalist Papers

The Anti Federalist Papers
Author: Shimomura Lena
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9798554071775
Available:
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 texts of the documents that tell the story of the clashes and compromises that gave birth to the United States of America. Should the members of the government be elected by the 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? 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. A series of essays arguing against a stronger and more energetic union as embodied in the new Constitution. It also lists cross-references to its companion volume, this work is considered, by many, to be the authoritative compendium on the publications.

The Anti Federalist Papers

The Anti Federalist Papers
Author: Shimomura Lena
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9798554091582
Available:
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 texts of the documents that tell the story of the clashes and compromises that gave birth to the United States of America. Should the members of the government be elected by the 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? 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. A series of essays arguing against a stronger and more energetic union as embodied in the new Constitution. It also lists cross-references to its companion volume, this work is considered, by many, to be the authoritative compendium on the publications.

The Debate on the Constitution

The Debate on the Constitution
Author: Bernard Bailyn
Pages: 1214
ISBN: 0940450429
Available:
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 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
Available:
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 Federalist Anti Federalist Debate Over States Rights

The Federalist  Anti Federalist Debate Over States   Rights
Author: Lea Ball
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1404201491
Available:
Release: 2004-12-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Looks at the debate which lasted over six months, arguing the type of government which would best serve the new nation, covering the historical background, the people who were debating, and the impact on the United States.

Presidents Above Party

Presidents Above Party
Author: Ralph Ketcham
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780807839362
Available:
Release: 2013-04-01
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

George Washington's vision was a presidency free of party, a republican, national office that would transcend faction. That vision would remain strong in the administrations of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and John Quincy Adams, yet largely disappear under Andrew Jackson and his successors. This book is a comprehensive and pathbreaking study of the early presidency and the ideals behind it. Ralph Ketcham examines the roots of nonpartisan leadership in Western thought and the particular influences on the founding fathers. Intellectual and political profiles of the first six presidents and their administrations emphasize the construction each put on the office, the challenges he faced, and the compromises he did and did not make. The erosion of nonpartisanship under Andrew Jackson is presented as a counterpoint that helps define the early presidency and the permanent transition from it. Addressing the thoughtful citizen as well as the scholar, the author poses the fundamental questions about presidential leadership, then and now. The best study of the early presidency, this book is an intellectual portrait of the age that will challenge received notions of American history.

Secret Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention 1787

Secret Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention  1787
Author: Robert Yates,John Lansing
Pages: 348
ISBN: 1410203638
Available:
Release: 2002-12-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the most important collections of documents pertaining to the formation of the Constitution of the United States. Notes on the convention taken by Robert Yates, Chief Justice of New York, and copied by John Lansing, Jun. Esquire, late chancellor of that state, members of that convention. Including "The Genuine Information, " laid before the Legislature of Maryland, by Luther Martin, Esquire, then attorney-general of that state, and member of the same convention. James Madison thought that Yates and Martin "appear to have reported in angry terms what they observed with jaundiced eyes." It must be added that in many particulars Yates' notes were fuller than Madison's own. Luther Martin's Genuine Information is a general summary of the course of the Debates, with a running criticism on the provisions of the Constitution. Also contains an appendix with documents by Edmund Randolf, and others.

James Madison

James Madison
Author: Ralph Ketcham
Pages: 753
ISBN: 0813912652
Available:
Release: 1990
Editor: University of Virginia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The best one volume biography of Madison’s life, Ketcham’s biography not only traces Madison’s career, it gives readers a sense of the man. As Madison said of his early years in Virginia under the study of Donald Robertson, who introduced him to thinkers like Montaigne and Montesquieu, "all that I have been in life I owe largely to that man." It also captures a side of Madison that is less rarely on display (including a portrait of the beautiful Dolley Madison).