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 Essential Federalist and Anti Federalist Papers

The Essential Federalist and Anti Federalist Papers
Author: David Wootton
Pages: 343
ISBN: 0872206556
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Release: 2003
Editor: Hackett Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Through a judicious selection of the classic essays from 1787-1788 by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay in defence of the new federal Constitution -- together with key writings by the Anti-Federalists -- Wootton captures the essentials of the 18th-century American debate on federalism in this modernised edition and frames it with a brilliant and engaging Introduction. Includes the U. S. Constitution.

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 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 Essential Federalist

The Essential Federalist
Author: Quentin P. Taylor
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780742578708
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Release: 1998-12-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Essential Federalist presents a bold new approach to The Federalist Papers. By careful selection, reorganization, and annotation of the document's meaningful passages, this book showcases the 'essential' Federalist in a way that helps readers decipher the best of the commentary. Careful headings, notes, and indexing make this an excellent guide for anyone who seeks to understand this powerful resource.

The Essential Federalist and Anti Federalist Papers

The Essential Federalist and Anti Federalist Papers
Author: David Wootton
Pages: 343
ISBN: 0872206564
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Release: 2003
Editor: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated
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 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 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.

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.

How to Read The Federalist Papers

How to Read The Federalist Papers
Author: Anthony Arthur Peacock
Pages: 107
ISBN: 0891951350
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Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While The Federalist is indeed an important resource for understanding the meaning of our Constitution, its relevance is based on something deeper. The authors of the essays knew that the principles of our Founding would not always be unquestioned, so they gave us the strongest defense of those principles as part of the immediate political struggle for ratification. The Federalist not only illuminates the meaning of the Constitution's text. It also explains how our Constitution embodies the core principles of the Declaration of Independence and why it must be preserved in the face of present struggles. In this monograph, Anthony Peacock, professor of political science at Utah State University, offers us a brief guide to The Federalist, a road map illuminating the major issues treated in the essays and explaining their continued relevance for us today. An appendix of important passages on contemporary subjects is also included as a helpful resource for interested readers. Despite our contemporary challenges, we still enjoy some measure of constitutional government. More important, our Founders have left us with their teaching and example, showing us the way to restore our Constitution to its rightful place. Our Constitution will endure only if our leaders understand why it is defensible, and there is no better argument in favor of the Constitution than The Federalist Papers.

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.

Federalist Anti Federalist Papers Complete Edition

Federalist   Anti Federalist Papers   Complete Edition
Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay,Samuel Bryan,Patrick Henry
Pages: 491
ISBN: 9788027245161
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Release: 2018-11-02
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This collection contains the crucial decisions and arguments of the Founding Fathers which shaped the America we know today. Along with the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the various Amendments this book is sure to help you understand the basic tenets of the American democracy: Contents: Need for Stronger Union Federalist: I, II, III, IV, V, VI Anti-Federalist: John Dewitt I, John Dewitt II Bill of Rights Federalist: LXXXIV Anti-Federalist: John Dewitt II Nature and Powers of the Union Federalist: I, XIV, XV Anti-Federalist: Patrick Henry June 5, 1788 Responsibility and Checks in Self-government Federalist: X, LI Anti-Federalist: Centenel I Extent of Union, States' Rights, Bill of Rights, Taxation Federalist: X, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXV, XXXVI, XXXIX, XLV, LXXXIV Anti-Federalist: Brutus I Extended Republics, Taxation Federalist: VII, X, XIV, XXXV, XXXVI Anti-Federalist: Federal Farmer I, Federal Farmer II Broad Construction, Taxing Powers Federalist: XXIII, XXX, XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXIV Anti-Federalist: Brutus VI Defense, Standing Armies Federalist: XXIV, XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX Anti-Federalist: Brutus X The Judiciary Federalist: LXXVIII, LXXIX, LXXX, LXXXI, LXXXII, LXXXIII Anti-Federalist: Brutus XI, Brutus XII, Brutus XV Government Resting on the People Federalist: XXIII, XLIX Anti-Federalist: John Dewitt III Executive Power Federalist: LXVII Anti-Federalist: Cato V Regulating Elections Federalist: LIX Anti-Federalist: Cato VII House of Representatives Federalist: XXVII, XXVIII, LII, LIII, LIV, LVII Anti-Federalist: Brutus IV The Senate Federalist: LXII, LXIII Anti-Federalist: Brutus XVI Articles of Confederation (1777) Declaration of Independence (1776) U.S. Constitution (1787) Bill of Rights (1791) Amendments (1792-1991)

The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers
Author: Mary E. Webster
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0936783214
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Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Federalist Papers are among the most important Founding Documents in the birth of the United States of America. The whole original debate over the Constitution is laid out here in detail for all to see. But most Americans have never read them. Why? Because they were written in the florid and complex language of 18th century politics. Now the Federalist Papers have been translated into modern American English. If you can read a newspaper, you can now read the Federalist Papers. See how the Founding Fathers foresaw the problems of impeachment, of corruption in government, of representation and all the other headline-grabbing issues we read about today! This new edition is indexed for today's political issues, a feature found no where else! The Clinton Impeachment? Regulatory excess? Bumbling bureaucracy? Gun control? Just see the index and find out what the Federalist Papers say about it! A publishing event of major importance!

The Federalist Papers Anti Federalist Papers Complete Edition of the Pivotal Constitution Debate

The Federalist Papers   Anti Federalist Papers  Complete Edition of the Pivotal Constitution Debate
Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay,Samuel Bryan,Patrick Henry
Pages: 491
ISBN: 9788026876182
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Release: 2017-04-21
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How the Constitutional Debate changed the old political system and shaped the very core of American democracy – This meticulously created collection contains the old laws of the country and the constitutional changes made after the Revolution, together with the arguments of Founding Fathers about the crucial decisions which shaped the America we know today: government resting on the people, executive power status, election organization, defense, taxation, powers of the Union, the judiciary, senate... By reading their words you will have a clear understanding how this debate influenced our present and created the American democracy: Need for Stronger Union Federalist Papers: I, II, III, IV, V, VI Anti-Federalist Papers: John Dewitt I&II Bill of Rights Federalist: LXXXIV Anti-Federalist: John Dewitt II Nature and Powers of the Union Federalist: I, XIV, XV Anti-Federalist: Patrick Henry Responsibility and Checks in Self-government Federalist: X, LI Anti-Federalist: Centenel I Extent of Union, States' Rights, Bill of Rights, Taxation Federalist: X, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXV… Anti-Federalist: Brutus I Extended Republics Federalist: VII, X, XIV, XXXV, XXXVI Anti-Federalist: Federal Farmer I&II Broad Construction, Taxing Powers Federalist: XXIII, XXX, XXXI, XXXII….. Anti-Federalist: Brutus VI Defense, Standing Armies Federalist: XXIV, XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX Anti-Federalist: Brutus X The Judiciary Federalist: LXXVIII, LXXIX, LXXX, LXXXI, LXXXII, LXXXIII Anti-Federalist: Brutus XI, XII, XV Government Resting on the People Federalist: XXIII, XLIX Anti-Federalist: John Dewitt III Executive Power Federalist: LXVII Anti-Federalist: Cato V Regulating Elections Federalist: LIX Anti-Federalist: Cato VII House of Representatives Federalist: XXVII, XXVIII, LII, LIII, LIV, LVII Anti-Federalist: Brutus IV The Senate Federalist: LXII, LXIII Anti-Federalist: Brutus XVI Articles of Confederation (1777) Declaration of Independence

Liberty s Blueprint

Liberty s Blueprint
Author: Michael Meyerson
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780786747887
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Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Aside from the Constitution itself, there is no more important document in American politics and law than The Federalist-the series of essays written by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison to explain the proposed Constitution to the American people and persuade them to ratify it. Today, amid angry debate over what the Constitution means and what the framers' "original intent" was, The Federalist is more important than ever, offering the best insight into how the framers thought about the most troubling issues of American government and how the various clauses of the Constitution were meant to be understood. Michael Meyerson's Liberty's Blueprint provides a fascinating window into the fleeting, and ultimately doomed, friendship between Hamilton and Madison, as well as a much-needed introduction to understanding how the lessons of The Federalist are relevant for resolving contemporary constitutional issues from medical marijuana to the war on terrorism. This book shows that, when properly read, The Federalist is not a "conservative" manifesto but a document that rightfully belongs to all Americans across the political spectrum.

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 Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers
Author: James Madison,Alexander Hamilton,John Jay
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781101603697
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Release: 2012-08-28
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A selection of nineteen essential essays from The Federalist Papers in their original lengths by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, with notes by Richard Beeman Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic life to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues. Whether readers are encountering these classic writings for the first time, or brushing up in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, these slim volumes will serve as a powerful and illuminating resource for scholars, students, and civic-minded citizens. Written at a time when furious arguments were raging about the best way to govern America, The Federalist Papers had the immediate practical aim of persuading New Yorkers to accept the newly drafted Constitution in 1787. In this they were supremely successful, but their influence also transcended contemporary debate to win them a lasting place in discussions of American political theory. The Federalist Papers make a powerful case for power-sharing between State and Federal authorities and have only risen in legal influence over the last two centuries. Beeman’s analysis helps clarify the goals, at once separate and in concert, of Madison, Hamilton, and Jay during their writing, and his selection of some of the most important papers show the array of issues—both philosophical and policy-specific—covered by this body of work. "The best commentary on the principles of government which ever was written" - Thomas Jefferson

Documents of Revolution

Documents of Revolution
Author: alexander hamilton thomas jefferson,Founding Fathers
Pages: 470
ISBN: 1091055688
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Release: 2019-03-20
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Paperback edition is a combined collection of the documents that Revolutionized America. 1. Common Sense. 2. The Federalist Papers. 3. The Anti-Federalist Papers. 4. The Articles of Confederation. 5. The U. S. Constitution. 6. The Bill of Rights . 7. Declaration of Independence.

Reflection and Choice

Reflection and Choice
Author: Gary L. Gregg,Aaron N. Coleman
Pages: 652
ISBN: 1953058035
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The American Constitution was anything but assured of success when it was drafted that hot Philadelphia summer of 1787. Americans had to debate, reflect, consider, and then choose what kind of new government they wanted for their nation. Reflection and Choice contains the essence of the great debates that roiled American public life at the end of the 1780s and demonstrates how those issues are still alive in the challenges of the 21st century. This innovative volume sets up the founding debates for contemporary readers and features: All 85 Federalist Papers, Selections from key Anti-Federalist writings, Fourteen sectional introductions, breaking down The Federalist Papers by major topics, Special "Questions for our Time," which challenge modern readers to ask themselves how the founding debates resonate, even in the challenges we face in the 21st century, A thorough index of the included primary sources, Reading guides, podcasts, and related videos are available at the McConnell Center website. The editors and the McConnell Center are making this new edition of The Federalist Papers and select Anti-Federalist writings available because they believe these debates are not just of historical importance but shed vital light, even up to the current hour, on the essential questions related to good government, liberty, order, and public happiness.