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The Federalist Papers

by Alexander Hamilton Author · John Jay Author


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Originally published anonymously, The Federalist Papers first appeared in 1787 as a series of letters to New York newspapers exhorting voters to ratify the proposed Constitution of the United States. Still hotly debated and open to often controversial interpretations, the arguments first presented here by three of America's greatest patriots and political theorists were created during a critical moment in our nation's history, providing readers with a running ideological commentary on the crucial issues facing a democracy. Today, The Federalist Papers are as important and vital a rallying cry for freedom as ever.

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Alexander Hamilton (Author)

Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) was the aide-de-camp to George Washington during the Revolutionary War and a member of the Continental Congress. He was a leading figure at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and a principal author of The Federali...

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John Jay (Author)

John Jay (1745-1829) was a conservative lawyer who became a leading patriot. He served as minister to Spain, became the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and negotiated the treaty of 1795 between the United States and Britain.

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James Madison (Author)

James Madison (1751-1836) worked for the Revolutionary cause as a member of the Continental Congress and the Virginia House of Delegates. The leader of deliberations at the Constitutional Convention, he fought for the adoption of the Constitution ...

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Narrator :
Arthur Morey
Author :
Alexander Hamilton
Author :
John Jay
Author :
James Madison
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