This is a project to summarize and articulate in simple terms the 85 essays (known as the “Federalist Papers”) that were written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay in an effort to convince the people of New York to ratify the recently-drafted Constitution of the United States.
This is not a “partisan” project. It is intended to merely summarize the essays that were written – simply because many people find them hard to read or simply do not take the time to read more than a few lines. These posts are purely factual – NOT taking any position pro or con.
Additionally, I am fully aware that the Federalist Papers themselves were highly “partisan” – they argued the point of view of the Federalists.
The anti-federalists had their point of view regarding rejection of the new Constitution as well – but this first step in this project is to focus only on the Federalist Papers. The “Brutus,” “Claudius,” et. al., papers will come later.
So for those of you who are seeking a debate, there is nothing to debate here. These posts are simply summaries of historical documents. You can read more in-depth summaries and analyses, or, if you choose, can read the actual text of each essay.