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July 4th, 2009

Federalist Papers Online

Federalist Papers

I was looking for some historical to blog about for the 4th of July and found the Federalist Papers online. Maybe you’ve found this site before but it was new to me. How nifty! The site has a lot of good reads on it.

From the Founding Fathers:
The Federalist Papers
“Welcome to our Federalist Papers e-text. The Federalist Papers were written and published during the years 1787 and 1788 in several New York State newspapers to persuade New York voters to ratify the proposed constitution.

In total, the Federalist Papers consist of 85 essays outlining how this new government would operate and why this type of government was the best choice for the United States of America. All of the essays were signed “PUBLIUS” and the actual authors of some are under dispute, but the general consensus is that Alexander Hamilton wrote 52, James Madison wrote 28, and John Jay contributed the remaining five.

The Federalist Papers remain today as an excellent reference for anyone who wants to understand the U.S. Constitution.”

Posted by Vixen as Musings at 10:32 PM CDT

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