Important Survival Information – Read and Share

This is just a short summary of an important part of James Madison’s essay #10 – on factions or groups with opposing points of view. (You can read all of essay #10 by clicking HERE.) Madison is precise in his explanation of factionalism, granting that conflicts of interests are inherent in human nature, and he […]

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Anti-Federalists – Their Argument

During the epic debates in late 1787 and early 1788, theFederalists were led by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. They weren’tnecessarily the “good guys.” They were theindividuals who strongly advocated ratification of the Constitution as approvedduring the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. The Anti-Federalists were a diverse coalition of patriots and were NOT the […]

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Federalist Papers – Essay #85 (The Last)

Essay #85, Concluding Remarks, is the concluding essay in the Federalist Papers collection. As you recall, the Federalist Papers were written primarily to the citizens of New York whose approval for the ratification of the Constitution was critical. Alexander Hamilton points out that the New York State constitution contained as many “supposed defects,” and many […]

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Federalist Papers – Essay #84

In Essay #84, Certain General and Miscellaneous Objections to the Constitution Considered and Answered, Alexander Hamilton the proposed Constitution and its provisions designed to protect individual liberties. Concern for individual liberties was one of the anti-federalist’s main objections to the new Constitution. Hamilton’s aim was to alleviate these concerns and promote ratification. This paper served […]

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