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ISBN:
140430231X
ISBN13:
978-1404302310
Author:
Alexander Hamilton
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IndyPublish (February 26, 2002)
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482 pages
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The Federalist Papers is a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay under the pseudonym "Publius" to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution.

The Federalist Papers is a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay under the pseudonym "Publius" to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution. The collection was commonly known as The Federalist until the name The Federalist Papers emerged in the 20th century. The first 77 of these essays were published serially in the Independent Journal, the New York Packet, and The Daily Advertiser between October 1787 and April 1788

I decided to read The Federalist Papers after a certain Supreme Court Justice whom I admire greatly recommended them as the one book everyone in High School should read

I decided to read The Federalist Papers after a certain Supreme Court Justice whom I admire greatly recommended them as the one book everyone in High School should read. Once I started reading the Papers, I began to question this recommendation: Can someone with only a High School education even UNDERSTAND these papers?

Book from Project Gutenberg: The Federalist Papers Library of Congress Classifications: JK, K.

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I think The Federalist Papers rank alongside the Constitution and Declaration of Independence as the most important documents in American history. They are absolutely essential reading for anyone wishing to explore and understand how and why the American system of government works the way it does.

The Federalist Papers (correctly known as The Federalist) are a series of 85 articles advocating the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788. A compilation of these and eight others, called The Federalist, was published in 1788 by J. and A. M’Lean

The Federalist Papers book. Authored mostly by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, with a few by John Jay, the papers were published anonymously under the pen name Publius

The Federalist Papers book. Authored mostly by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, with a few by John Jay, the papers were published anonymously under the pen name Publius. Their purpose was to make a comprehensive, detailed and compelling case for the adoption and ratification of a new United States Constitution to supersede the existing Articles of Confederation.

The Federalist Papers aren't just a series of articles that history students read. Their contents have been used as a reference in many US Supreme Court decisions which make this book still very influential today. Most of these articles were published in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet and they later became known as The Federalist Papers.

THE FEDERALIST PAPERS By Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison FEDERALIST NO. 1 General Introduction For the Independent Journal. Saturday, October 27, 1787 HAMILTON To the People of the State of New York: AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficacy of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America

The Federalist Papers.

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Alexander Hamilton was one of the signers of the Constitution, which had not yet been ratified by any states (more)Loading.

Alexander Hamilton was one of the signers of the Constitution, which had not yet been ratified by any states  .

Reviews:
  • Goltizuru
I guess I’m a little confused. There are supposed to be 85 essays in the Federalist but this book only has 18. I don’t see a description of the book that warns of this. Am I missing something? The introduction talks about all 85 essays as if they are all in this publication. Nothing in the product discription warns that this publication only contains an abreviated list of the essays.
  • Detenta
It should be noted this does not include ALL of the Federalist Papers. It is a selected few, which I didn't notice when I bought it. I wanted them all sor study purposes, so I got another paperback with all 86 papers for 1/2 the price at a bookstore.
  • Teonyo
“The Federalist Papers” (more correctly called “The Federalist”) is a series of 85 essays that seek to explain the United States Constitution and the American system of government. Written between 1787 and 1788 by Founding Fathers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, these documents were published in order to persuade citizens to vote in favor of ratifying the Constitution.

I think “The Federalist Papers” rank alongside the Constitution and Declaration of Independence as the most important documents in American history. They are absolutely essential reading for anyone wishing to explore and understand how and why the American system of government works the way it does. Because they’re written in a style common to 18th century writers, “The Federalist Papers” can frequently be tedious to read. (Nobody will ever accuse Hamilton, Madison, or Jay of having a particularly lively or interesting writing style.)

However stilted their writing style, Hamilton, Madison, and Jay’s arguments are clear, cogent and persuasive. They are of immeasurable help in providing readers with a clear understanding of what the framers of the Constitution intended, and how the Federal system of American government works.

This particular edition of "The Federalist Papers" is specially prepared for use on Kindle devices. There is no explanatory introduction by legal scholars or political pundits. Nor are there any endnotes or footnotes. Readers are permitted to read these essays as they were written, and to form their own judgments about what they've read. Most highly recommended.
  • Zieryn
Most books with the Federalist Papers that I could find only had a selection of them included. This book contains all 85 and also lists who wrote them and when they were published (if that information is available). It also has a fairly decent Table of Contents so you can easily find the paper you're looking for. The constitution is also included at the beginning which some people might find handy. Overall exactly what I was looking for. Would buy again.
  • Tantil
In the description it says, "This book features edited highlights of the essays". This isn't the case for the hard copy edition. It doesn't even have half of the papers in this edition. Returned
  • Wnex
It contains all of the papers that I didn't receive from the The Complete Federalist and anti Federalist book I purchased before. Now I can read all of them!
  • Fordregelv
I decided to read The Federalist Papers after a certain Supreme Court Justice whom I admire greatly recommended them as the one book everyone in High School should read. Once I started reading the Papers, I began to question this recommendation: Can someone with only a High School education even UNDERSTAND these papers? It took me as long to read The Federalist Papers as it did War and Peace. And War and Peace is more than 8 times as long!

So, the question is, should YOU bother reading these Papers? What relevance do they have to you today? What about to the foreign (i.e. non-American) reader? Well. Let me simply say this: I can think of no more significant work showing the insights of America's Founding Fathers than these Papers. The wisdom and vision of America's Founding Father's is absolutely astounding: Although these papers were written more than 200 years ago, its authors anticipated many of the challenges America faces today and built in safeguards against them into the Constitution. The political balance of power (between the judiciary, the legislature, and executive departments) is thoroughly examined, and the results of these analyses are deftly presented by the authors in the most powerful ways possible. Each of these 85 papers stands on its own merits as a considerable achievement. Together, they form a monument to the greatness of America's Founding Fathers and the enduring strength offered by its Constitution.

Whether you are American or not you should read these Papers. The wisdom of America's Founding Fathers was not for their time, or only for America: It is for ALL TIME, and EVERYONE. Anyone wanting to understand America's Constitution will come away in awe of it (as I did) after reading these papers. Is it perfect? No. But I can think of no country whose Constitution was as exquisitely well balanced as America's, and that has served it so well, and for so long. The Federalist Papers are a TREASURE whose wisdom needs to be shared with all mankind. While this version of The Federalist Papers sells for free, its contents are priceless. Unequivocally recommended to EVERYONE. 5/5