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The Federalist Papers Limited Edition Edition
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However, the text is certainly readable and includes all 85 papers. There is an extended table of contents with paragraph summaries of each of the papers, which is a nice touch. The header of each page also gives a one-line summary of the paper that is included on the page, which makes flipping through the text easier. Considering how large the book is, it is offered at a reasonable price, and I am sufficiently satisfied with my purchase that I do not plan to return it.
The draft was complete but the real work then began: convince the citizens of the states that adopting this new form was the right course for the country.
There were both pro- and anti ratification forces a work. Those for and against adoption worked to convince the people to support their views. The two most respected men in America -- George Washington and Benjamin Franklin -- were openly in favor of the Constitution with other influential individuals acting against.
Four states were critical to adoption, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia and New York. Of these, New York was the most opposed and had not approved the draft in Philadelphia; two of its three delegates withdrew in protest during the proceedings leaving the third, Alexander Hamilton, without a vote. Under the Articles, New York had carved an independent course for itself by adopting trade and tariff measures (which were allowed under the Articles).
Hamilton decided that an intense propaganda effort would be required to sway the voters of New York. Hamilton was adept at, perhaps a master of, controversial writing and planned to publish arguments for adoption four times a week in the newspapers. He recruited John Jay, a fellow New Yorker and supporter of the Constitution, to help with the writing.Read more ›
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My second time reading it. A must for those who want good history and an understanding of the constitution.Published 3 months ago by Texas Mason
A GREAT document, what else can you say? Worth the read and the understanding that comes from it.Published 5 months ago by Chris E. Thompson
I like to read history and after so many references and quotations from the Federalist papers I decided to delve into the original. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mark Kajdos
A must read for all Americans and those who would seek to understand how our government is supposed to function. I cannot believe I waited until I was 62 to read this. Read morePublished 8 months ago by TOMMY B
Folks should understand these Papers that were written by John Adams and others-tell the facts of how our Nation was carefully planned and still stand today-Members of the Supreme... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Patricia A. Hincken