Saving our Constitutional Republic – A Review of Federalist Paper #13

Federalist #13 is rather short and is a cost analysis by Alexander Hamilton. He argues that a union would be much more cost efficient for the new country than having each state burdened by administrative overhead and spending for smuggling prevention as well as defense.

The counter argument by the anti-federalists was that stronger state governments would be closer to their constituents. They favored liberty over economic efficiency.

Go to the GrAdeSaver Summary of Federalist #13

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