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"This country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence, that an inheritance so proper and convenient for a band of brethren ... should never be split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties." So wrote John Jay, one of the revolutionary authors of The Federalist Papers, arguing that if the United States was truly to be a single nation, its leaders would have to agree on universally binding rules of governance--in short, a constitution. In a brilliant set of essays, Jay and his colleagues Alexander Hamilton and James Madison explored in minute detail the implications of establishing a kind of rule that would engage as many citizens as possible and that would include a system of checks and balances. Their arguments proved successful in the end, and The Federalist Papers stand as key documents in the founding of the United States. --This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
Admirable introduction...Oxford University Press is to be congratulated on adding it to its collection of World's Classics. Howard Temperley, TLS --Howard Temperley, TLS --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
A way to see into our Constitution and how we began good...and compare to now...Published 11 days ago by BobBill
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Wonderfully packaged and arrived on time. The book was used for my arguments for an ap government assignment and helped great.Published 17 days ago by Daeja Godette
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