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The Federalist Papers [Kindle Edition]

Alexander Hamilton , John Jay , James Madison
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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  • File Size: 757 KB
  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481915886
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TPP976
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Includes Table of Contents April 25, 2011
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This free Kindle edition of The Federalist (with Jay's name listed first in the Amazon listing) has one advantage over the other edition available free at this time (for which Amazon lists Madison as first author). This (Jay) edition has a table of contents at the beginning so you can jump directly to the paper you want to read. The text seems clean, though the headings seem disproportionately large. That small quibble aside, it seems perfectly adequate for quick reference.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Should be Required Reading! January 19, 2013
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Written by Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the US, the 'Federalist Papers' are a series of articles written for a New York newspaper. Mr Hamilton goes into detail on the thought process behind the US Constitution and clearly shows the intent behind the Constitution and the BIll of Rights. In this respect, the 'Papers' clearly and concisely outline what the Founding Fathers meant and should be used by citizens, political leaders, and the court system to accurately adjudicate the true meaning behind our Constitution.
I found this collection of writings by Mr Hamilton to be a very humbling eye opener as it can clearly be seen how far off track the US is getting with "modern" interpretation of the Constitution. By reading these papers, you can clearly see that the Founding Fathers were well educated in both literature and history and attempted to produce a framework of laws governing the US that would preculde pitfalls that earlier Republics have fallen into. Yes, the US is a Constitutional Republic and the Founding Fathers never intended nor wanted the US to be a Democracy. We are a Rule of Law nation not a majority rule one and the 'Federalist Papers' makes that more than abundantly clear.
For example, in Federalist #26, Mr Hamilton clearly explains the Second Amendment, clarifying that the 'militia' is all able-bodied men, and that the right to bear arms meant that citizens should have the same type of arms as the standing army because the full intent of the Second Amendment is to prevent government tyranny, not to protect hunting rights.
I believe that the 'Federalist Papers' should be required reading by all High-School and college students in preparation for them to become well-informed voting citizens and able to preserve and protect the Republic our Founding Fathers have created.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent edition April 21, 2013
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The formatting on this one is better than I expected. The paragraphs, spacing and everything look great on my Kindle. Some of these public domain books look terrible, but this one looks as good as any polished publication.

The table of contents lists every paper and every click goes where it's supposed to go. The only bad thing is that there's no link back from each paper to the TOC.

This edition has all of the Publius credits as originally written, but it also lists each paper's true author.

I was surprised by how well it was done.

It goes without saying that the papers themselves are brilliant and this book is one of the most important documents in American history.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read Book for Democracy Loving People September 18, 2013
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I have read this book over two times to gain deep insight into the content of the book. The essays written during the formative years of American democracy are still valid to read. This book has highly thought provoking ideas which got evolved during the shaping of American Democracy which has paved way for many small and big countries of the globe. I have got new meaning in the understanding of the Indian democracy after reading this book which is really a collection of scholarly essays written on various themes of democracy, civil liberty, universal human rights, socio-economic and political equity and equal opportunities for all to make the Earth a better place for human race. You must read this book to get new meaning of the terms which are frequently used in modern universal approach of resource management for human race.
The valid and reasonable thinking portrayed by scholars of America for defining the fate of future generations is worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST-READ FOR EVERY AMERICAN ! ! ! March 30, 2014
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This book is a must-read for every American in order to understand more clearly the foundation of our country. America is based on these ideas and ideals, NOT on the progressive socialism Obama and his progressive brown shirts are trying to push down our throats in their quest to "fundamentally change America." This book is not easy reading as it is not only philosophy but also political, but it is definitely WORTH reading so you will know what we are losing unless we stop them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must reading for our times August 17, 2013
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Time and history have already reviewed these papers. If you care about where we are and where we are going, it's a good idea to determine where we came from.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Challenging and Encouraging. July 7, 2013
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I long for leaders today who can think and write as Hamilton, James, and Jay do. The Federalist Papers will challenge and encourage you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars the federalist papers August 30, 2012
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A very good help in understanding the U.S. constitution. Great for the person who wants to become a lawyer. Should be a must read for all people who are politicians.
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5.0 out of 5 stars edu/courses/federalist-papers/lecture-1/lecture - I cannot recommend...
These are America's unique contribution to political thought as the Constitutional Convention was in full-swing to ratify the Founding Father's gift to Americans citizens. Read more
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Essential reading for any American. Very helpful in understanding the form of government we have and the philosophy it's based on. Read more
Published 1 month ago by SunAndShade
5.0 out of 5 stars A Civics Gem!
The Federalist Papers are in instrumental collection of essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay promoting the ratification of the Constitution. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended Reading
Very good. Certainly makes one wonder how we got from there to here.
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